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addiction recovery apps
21
May

Top 5 Addiction Recovery Apps for Relapse Prevention

Finding consistent and reliable continuing care after leaving rehab can be a challenge. Once you leave treatment, you may feel that finding helpful resources are a challenge. However, addiction recovery apps may be the answer to relapse prevention. With an overwhelming number of Americans having access to smartphones, finding the best app to help with...
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women and men in addiction recovery
17
May

15 Facts About Women and Men in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is an epidemic that can affect anyone regardless of gender, race, religion, disability or status. But while it haunts all facets of society, there are specific and well-documented differences between women and men in addiction recovery.  If you have a loved one who is battling addiction, it’s a good idea to understand how the...
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how to plan a sober summer
14
May

How to Plan a Sober Summer in 6 Steps

The temperatures are high, and there’s not a cloud in the sky. The summer months are upon us, and its delightful weather brings invites to pool parties, lazy days at the beach, adventures at amusement parks and more. But these events can also bring temptations to use drugs and alcohol. Don’t worry: we’ve got 6...
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domestic violence and addiction
10
May

Exploring the Connection Between Domestic Violence and Addiction

Domestic violence and addiction are undeniably connected. Nearly in 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe violence from an intimate partner during their lives.  In so many of these cases, substance abuse plays a driving role in the abusive behavior. Often times, this creates a downward spiral of more emotional...
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link between mental health and addiction
07
May

Understanding the Link Between Mental Health and Addiction

Most people struggle with their mental health at some point in their lives. May is Mental Health Month, the ideal time to bring awareness to our struggles and to seeking treatment. It’s also an ideal time to explore the link between mental health and addiction. Mental health and addiction 101 Co-occurring mental health and substance...
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what to expect your first year of sobriety
01
May

Here’s What to Expect in Your First Year of Sobriety

As you transition from a life of substance abuse to one of recovery, many things will happen. It’s a lot like a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs. You will face many challenges, but it’s important to keep pushing forward and to learn how to live in sobriety. To begin this process, let’s...
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what to do when you relapse
23
Apr

What to Do When You Relapse in 7 Steps

Addiction relapses happen. They are fairly common too. Many factors play a role in how likely a relapse may happen, but on average 40-60% of addicted people relapse. So was all that hard work getting sober from alcohol or drugs a waste of time? Absolutely not! Let’s look at what to do when you relapse...
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qualities to look for in a sponsor
14
Apr

5 Fundamental Qualities to Look for in a Sponsor

If you are at the beginning of your recovery journey, one of your greatest assets is a good sponsor. Your sponsor, who is most likely a part of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), can bring you one step closer to a lasting recovery. Consider these 5 qualities to look for in a sponsor...
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dating in recovery
08
Apr

Dating in Recovery: When Do You Know You’re Ready?

In the early stages of addiction recovery, you will likely gain refreshing clarity. That may lead you to wonder when you will be ready to include a significant other on your life’s journey. How do you know when you will be ready? What steps should you take to manage dating in recovery successfully? Let’s take...
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