Substituting One Addiction For Another

Substituting One Addiction For Another

The Dangers of Replacing Addictions When an individual struggles with the disease of addiction, they require treatment in order to overcome and manage it. Without the proper coping mechanisms in place, they may turn to another addiction in order to replace the...
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01/16 2020
The Importance of Forgiveness in Recovery

The Importance of Forgiveness in Recovery

Learning how to Overcome Your Past Those who struggle with addiction, all struggle for different reasons, whether it was due to a family history of addiction or once being prescribed very addictive prescription pills and looking for the next best thing. In...
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10/09 2019
The Benefits of Social Connection During Recovery

The Benefits of Social Connection During Recovery

Staying Connected to Friends and Family Aids Mental Health and Recovery Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction can be tough, especially if you were a long-term user. While recovery is always a work in progress, there are certain things that you can...
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09/03 2019
Underlying Mental Health Disorders

Underlying Mental Health Disorders

Knowing the Signs and Symptoms of Co-Occurring Disorders When it comes to locating the foundation of an individual’s addiction, it can often be difficult to pinpoint. The reality is that close to half of those who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction...
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08/08 2019
Achieving Mental Clarity Once You Overcome Addiction

Achieving Mental Clarity Once You Overcome Addiction

Overcoming Addiction Once and For All When you struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, your mental outlook and mental clarity are sacrificed. You do not have the ability to make rash and sound decisions as your brain chemistry is altered...
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04/12 2019
How Perfectionism Can Cause Depression and Anxiety

How Perfectionism Can Cause Depression and Anxiety

When Your Strive For Perfection, Your Mental Health May Be Sacrificed When an individual is striving to reach unattainable goals, they may spiral into depression or cause immense anxiety to the point of causing one to turn to the substance of abuse...
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04/04 2019
The Difference Between Clinical Depression and Feeling Sad

The Difference Between Clinical Depression and Feeling Sad

Why You May Be Feeling The Blues And Not Depression The term ‘depression’ is often used loosely to describe feelings of sadness, sorrow, and unhappiness. Depression and feeling sad are two very different things as depression is a long-lived clinical and diagnosable...
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04/03 2019
Coping With Negative Emotions in Sobriety

Coping With Negative Emotions in Sobriety

How to Deal With Feelings Post-Recovery When you have finally overcome your addiction and reached a level of sobriety, you may be overwhelmed by emotions, both good and bad ones. You may even have flashbacks to your former substance abuse days which...
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04/02 2019
Turning Relapse Into The Opportunity for Personal Growth

Turning Relapse Into The Opportunity for Personal Growth

Relapse Should Motivate You To Continue Reaching For Long-Lasting Sobriety Relapse is a part of addiction recovery and while not every recovering addict will relapse, a percentage will. If you happen to relapse, you should not get discouraged or unmotivated as addiction...
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03/29 2019
Why Aftercare is So Important Post-Treatment

Why Aftercare is So Important Post-Treatment

Recovery Doesn’t End When Rehab Does When you first complete your addiction treatment program, you may feel as though your addiction is taken care of for good. It’s important to remember that recovery does not end when your treatment program does; recovery...
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02/28 2019