How to Celebrate New Year’s Sober

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The New Year holiday can be a very challenging time for recovering alcoholics and addicts. Most New Year’s celebrations are filled with alcohol and even drugs. Sober living is not on most peoples’ to-do lists this time of year. Even people who don’t typically drink during the rest…

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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Dual diagnosis treatment is actually a relatively new, though very effective, innovation in addiction recovery. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that people who experienced mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression and delusional behavior were treated separately and differently from those who sought addiction treatment only for drug and alcohol…

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Tips to Staying Sober During the Holidays

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The holiday season can be a joyful time, but for those who are in sobriety, it can also seem more like a minefield of danger, from booze-y holiday parties to the painful moments of nostalgia. High expectations, financial stress, over-committing and exhaustion can lead to intense emotions, mood…

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What is Detox?

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When someone is consuming drugs and/or alcohol, the body begins to adapt both mentally and physiologically. The drugs or alcohol intensify chemical reactions in the body that were formerly catalyzed by other natural substances. But over time as the drugs or alcohol are continually used, the body starts to depend…

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What is Sobriety?

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Sobriety is so much more than quitting using a substance. It is a word used frequently when talking about alcohol addiction recovery, but there is some debate about what it means. Oftentimes, the word sobriety is used to describe someone who has not only quit using their substance…

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Signs of a Prescription Drug Addiction

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Most people don’t begin taking prescription drugs with the intention of abusing them or becoming an addict. But heroin and opioid addiction is becoming endemic across the United States and many parts of Europe. This could be due in part to their increased availability, lower prices, and the…

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5 Ways to Say No to Alcohol

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Especially when you’re new in addiction recovery, learning how to say “no” when someone offers you a drink can feel awkward and scary. If you are recovering from alcoholism, turning down a drink is probably not something you have much practice with. But don’t worry! We have put…

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Heroin Epidemic in America

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Heroin addiction has taken over the streets and homes of America in an unprecedented wave. According to a report from the Drug Enforcement Administration, heroin use has tripled in the United States from 2007 to 2014. Deaths related to only heroin addiction increased at nearly the same rate…

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10 Coping Skills for Addiction Recovery

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Addiction recovery is not easy. But there are things you can do to make it a more positive and relaxing experience. Here are 10 coping skills to help you through your recovery and healing process: Be honest with yourself and others An addiction requires lying by default. You…

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