Money Management After Drug Rehab

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Recovering from alcohol or drug addiction is one of the most outstanding accomplishments a person can ever make. Once you finish drug rehab, life becomes better and better every day. In many ways, recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is like improving your financial status, meaning, it takes time…

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Positive Mental Attitudes in Recovery

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A positive mental attitude is a major condition for sustained recovery. Many recovering alcoholics and addicts recall having been told when they were growing up that they have a “bad attitude,” usually by people in authority whose opinion they readily dismissed. Here are some of the aspects of “bad…

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Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Mental Illness?

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People tend to pour themselves a drink to relieve stress or otherwise alter the way they feel. It becomes problematic with the tendency to drink to mask anxiety, depression or other occurring mental health disorders. Over time, chronic alcoholism can cause damage to both the mind and body. Can…

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What Are the Signs of an Alcoholic?

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Alcoholism is usually identified by family, friends, and co-workers of the alcoholic well before the problem drinker becomes willing to admit to the possibility of a problem. The signs of an alcoholic that are apparent to those around the alcoholic are fairly consistent: erratic behavior, unreliability, emotional outbursts (often of…

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Addiction: It’s a Family Affair

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If you didn’t think addiction is a family disease, let’s take a look at the famous case of Robert Downey Jr. We know that our beloved Ironman struggled with substance abuse in the past, but what about his children? As if Robert Downey Jr.’s drug use wasn’t painful enough, for…

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5 Warning Signs of Relapse

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Relapse is always knocking at the door of someone in recovery. Stay strong through practicing relapse prevention techniques learned during rehab and reinforcing your determination for life-long sobriety through support groups. If you’re afraid of relapsing and have those compulsive thoughts in your read, we recommend going to a twelve-step…

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We Don’t Get Sober Just To Stop Drinking

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One of the hardest things to do in recovery is making amends. It’s a big part of the 12-step recovery process and can be embarrassing, painful and daunting. The truth is that we don’t get sober just to stop drinking. The wreckage of an alcoholic’s past is often a deep…

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Co-Occurring Disorders – What Does It Mean?

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“Co-Occurring” (or co-morbid) Disorder refers to a person experiencing more than one behavioral health problem at the same time. Most often, this term refers to a substance use disorder occurring along with another type of behavioral health problem. At times, it can refer to a medical condition with emotional…

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