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
Relapse Prevention: Tools and Strategies

Relapse Prevention: Tools and Strategies

Sustaining Sobriety Through Coping Mechanisms Since addiction is classified as a disease, it requires constant monitoring in order to keep it under control. Ensuring that you are taking part in aftercare programs and utilizing trigger management tools means that you are taking...
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05/13 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
What is Adderall?

What is Adderall?

An Addictive Controlled Substance Adderall is an amphetamine that is classified as a schedule II drug which means that it has a high potential for abuse, dependency, and addiction. Adderall is a prescription drug that is prescribed to those who have ADHD...
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04/10 2019
How Your Mental Health Can Affect Substance Abuse

How Your Mental Health Can Affect Substance Abuse

The Importance of A Healthy Mental State Those who have a poor mental state or have a diagnosed mental illness are at a higher risk of abusing substances than those who do not have a mental health issue. Those who struggle with...
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04/01 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
The Most Difficult Part of Recovery

The Most Difficult Part of Recovery

An Alumni Perspective Recovery from addiction, whether to drugs or alcohol, is something that is a life-long commitment. It takes continuous work in order to maintain sobriety and sometimes, triggers and temptation can make it difficult. Addicts must understand that treatment is...
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02/15 2019
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