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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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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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How to Avoid Relapse

After going through so much effort to become sober, the last thing anyone wants is a relapse. In an addiction treatment center, individuals can learn how to avoid relapse and stay in recovery. By learning how to manage triggers and cravings, clients have a better chance of staying clean over the long run. How to…

young man struggling with relapse triggers

What Are Relapse Triggers?

It’s exciting to know that the stigma is beginning to change surrounding addiction and addiction treatment. These days, more and more individuals are seeking help from professionals for addiction. If you’re looking for strategies that will facilitate long-term recovery, now is the time to recognize the role that relapse triggers can play in slowing down…

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Core Values To Guide Recovery

When addiction took over your life, drugs or alcohol became the focus of your world. Everything you did was guided by your need. You may have stolen and lied, neglected your health, and sacrificed the goodwill of family and friends in order to feed your addiction. Recovery Means Getting Back to You The knowledge of…

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Making a Lasting Change: Are You Ready?

Over 30 years ago, a team of researchers identified motivation as a prime indicator of success in recovery. Their research is the basis for the Stages of Change model, which assesses an individual’s readiness to make a permanent life change. Identifying and Increasing Motivation In addiction therapy, the Stages of Change model has become an…

the dangers of smoking during rehab

Think Twice Before Lighting Up During Rehab

For young people working their way through addiction treatment, a smoking habit may seem like the “lesser of evils.” Not so. In addition to cancer and disease risk associated with cigarettes, a recent study now shows that smoking actually increases the risk for relapse among recovering alcoholics. “Quitting smoking will improve anyone’s health. But our…