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What Is National Recovery Month?

National Recovery Month occurs annually in September. It celebrates the successes of those in recovery and of those still attempting to recover from mental health conditions and/or addiction. Just as the nation celebrates mothers on Mother’s Day and nurses on Nurse’s Day, National Recovery month is a nod to those who are actively working to…

man wonders what is relapse

What is Relapse?

You’ve worked hard to gain sobriety. You’ve spent a lot of your time trying to manage your addiction, stopping the addiction, and healing your wounds. You are ready to get back to life, but you’re worried. What is a relapse? It is something that is going to happen to you? What can you do to…

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The Importance of Addiction Recovery for Men

One of the hardest parts of having an addiction is recognizing that there is a problem. Often, people drink and use drugs in social situations. Over time, they may use more and more frequently without realizing that their substance use is becoming an issue. Once someone recognizes that they suffer from a substance use disorder,…