Wife Supporting Husband After Relapse

How to Support Your Spouse After a Drug Relapse

If your spouse has recently experienced a drug relapse, then you might be wondering what to do next. After your loved one entered rehab for the first time, you probably thought that this journey was going to be over. He might have even thought that your loved one was cured when he or she left…

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The Different Types of Outpatient Rehab Programs

After an inpatient recovery program, you made decide to take part in outpatient rehab that allows you to continue rehab while pursuing work, family obligations, and other interests. At Red Oak Recovery, therapists customize a treatment plan based on your unique needs. Consider this option if you have a moderate addiction and cannot attend residential addiction…

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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…

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Relapse Prevention Plan

When you are facing drug and alcohol addiction, nothing seems like it will give you your life back. It is true your life will be different once you are sober, but you will have the ability to control more of your life. One way to do this is to work on ensuring recovery happens long…

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Strategies for Adults Coping With Loneliness

Coping with loneliness is more difficult for some teenagers than it is for others. In fact, loneliness can be exceptionally difficult for those who’ve experienced trauma or loss in their past. It’s completely normal to occasionally feel like nobody understands what you’re going through and to struggle with moments of doubt, guilt, and fear. But for those…

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How to Practice Patience

Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, in fact, sobriety is a lifelong process. It takes time to heal your mind, body, and spirit – and being patient with the process will help you slow down and take things in stride. Learning to cultivate patience will also help as you repair relationships and allow friends and family time…

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How to Express Emotions in a Healthy Way

Recovery is a roller coaster of emotions, from frustration to fear to anger to guilt. While it’s certainly not easy, taking control of these often misunderstood emotions is essential for lasting sobriety. According to Time Magazine, if you don’t express your emotions, it can be very bad for your health. Alcohol and drug addiction can…