The Importance of an Aftercare Plan

The Importance of an Aftercare Plan

What is Aftercare and Why is it so Imperative to Recovery? When patients have successfully completed their addiction treatment program, they will often be advised to utilize aftercare programs. Aftercare programs will aid in your long-term recovery from addiction and substance abuse...
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01/25 2019
Avoiding Pitfalls in the Early Stages of Recovery

Avoiding Pitfalls in the Early Stages of Recovery

How to Prevent Scenarios That may Induce Relapse Post-Treatment Now that you have just completed a very intense addiction treatment program and have attained sobriety, the next step is maintaining it. The first several months of addiction recovery are the hardest, as...
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01/21 2019
How to Quit Drugs Forever

How to Quit Drugs Forever

How to Quit Drugs Forever – The Short- and Long-Term Process In 2014, nearly half of the people in the United States with a mental disorder were afflicted by addiction as their mental disorder; 43.5 million and 20.2 million respectively. It is...
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12/21 2018
What is Moral Reconation Therapy?

What is Moral Reconation Therapy?

What is Moral Reconation Therapy and How Effective is It? Due to the complexity of mental disorders such as addiction, or substance use disorder, there tends to be a need for individualized treatment programs and a variety of treatment methods. Addiction treatment...
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11/19 2018
7 Ways to Be Happier in Recovery

7 Ways to Be Happier in Recovery

Recovery is challenging, and negative emotions can get in the way of success. Here are seven ways to be happier in recovery. Negative emotions like anger, frustration, and resentment can put a wrench in your recovery. Additionally, stress and cravings can put...
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12/07 2017
Dealing with Anxiety and Early Recovery

Dealing with Anxiety and Early Recovery

Tips for Dealing with Anxiety and Early Recovery Early in the substance addiction recovery journey, individuals often feel profoundly stressed. While addiction to drugs or alcohol does often lead to mental health disturbances involving anxiety and depression, the recovery journey can also...
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10/30 2017
How Long Do Drug Cravings Last?

How Long Do Drug Cravings Last?

Addiction Recovery – How Long Do Drug Cravings Last? The intensity of some drug and alcohol cravings drives many addicts to continue their abuse. The more physically addictive the drug, the stronger the cravings tends to be. Even if the drug is...
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10/20 2017
Will My Insurance Cover Rehab?

Will My Insurance Cover Rehab?

Finding Addiction Treatment – Will My Insurance Cover Rehab? Many people seeking drug treatment wonder, “will my insurance cover rehab?” Since addiction has been established as a mental disorder, it is correct to assume that the majority of health insurance plans have...
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10/19 2017
Building a Support System in Recovery: The Key Players

Building a Support System in Recovery: The Key Players

Building a support system in recovery is essential for long-term success. Here are seven people you want on your support team. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration cites the support of friends, family, and the community as one of the...
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10/17 2017
Your First 90 Days Sober: What to Expect

Your First 90 Days Sober: What to Expect

Your first 90 days sober is a time of growth and renewal. Here’s what to expect. Seeking help for an addiction can be a hard decision to make, but it’s always the right one. The National Institute on Drug Abuse stresses that...
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10/16 2017