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What is Addiction Relapse and Can Making a Plan Help? 

What is Addiction Relapse and Can Making a Plan Help?

Recovery can be a hard and lonely road to walk. Sometimes it can be tempting to seek comfort in old habits, even if those habits are bad for you. Those in recovery from substance abuse sometimes do this, “falling off the wagon” and using their old substances again. This is known as an addiction relapse.  […]

Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress and Depression

Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress and Depression

The holidays are supposed to be a cheerful time. Yet for many, it’s actually exhausting and stressful. Holiday stress and depression are more common than you might think. A survey by the American Psychological Association, for example, found that 38% of people reported their stress levels went up over the holidays.  Stress and depression can […]

Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays 

Staying Sober During The Holidays

We often think of the holidays as a time of joy and relaxation – but for many, they’re also a time of stress and temptation. After all, more than half of all Americans drink during the holidays. There’s an expectation to loosen our belts, take a break from our structured routines, and “eat, drink, and […]

Can a Healthy Routine Prevent Addiction Relapse? 

Many factors go into supporting long-term sobriety, but perhaps one of the most important is maintaining a healthy routine. Daily exercise and a healthy diet do wonders for your body and mind, fortifying them against cravings and ensuring your time is used constructively.   By contrast, eating unhealthily and not exercising can negatively affect your mood, […]

Six Ways To Help End the Stigma of Substance Abuse

We’ve made progress as a society around this topic, but yes, there the stigma of substance abuse still exists to some degree. 

One of the biggest obstacles to keeping people with substance abuse issues from seeking the help they need is stigma. It’s seen as weak and shameful to even admit you have a problem, let alone seek help for it. The stigma of substance abuse and seeking treatment needs to be countered if we are to […]

Staying Sober When Life Gets Hard

Staying Sober When Life Gets Hard image

Anyone in recovery knows that while detoxing isn’t easy, staying sober is the real challenge. Whether you’re in recovery or not, life can be hard to deal with sometimes.   In this article, we’re going to discuss sobriety, some tips for staying sober, and when you should consider treatment.  What Is Sobriety? Sobriety refers to […]

How To Identify and Deal With Emotional Triggers

How to Identify and Deal with Emotional Triggers

Our emotions are complex. They change all the time based on what’s happening in the world around us. When someone is in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse, one of the obstacles they face in situations in life that cause the urge to use again. Known as triggers, they can be the result of a […]

Changing Your Self-Perspective Through Recovery

Changing Your Self-Perspective Through Recovery

If you are reading this, chances are that you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse. Those in recovery know it’s not just about abstaining from drugs or alcohol; it’s about changing your self-perspective, which can be a key factor in maintaining long-term sobriety. Self-perspective refers to the way you see yourself and […]

Taking the First Step Toward Real Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you or someone you care about has been putting off addiction recovery for a long time. It may be due to not feeling ready to take such a big step, fear of being judged, not knowing where to turn, or some other nagging worry. Whatever the specific […]

Staying Positive in Recovery

Staying Positive in Recovery

Anyone in recovery from substance abuse will tell you that keeping a positive attitude is half the battle. Staying positive is critical for preventing relapse and maintaining healthy habits that will help you reach and maintain sobriety. But sometimes that can be difficult. If you or a loved one are going through recovery right now […]