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The Importance of Aftercare in Drug Abuse Recovery

Substance abuse is a complex obstacle to overcome, and recovery is an ongoing process that does not end after treatment. Many assume that drug abuse recovery only includes detox. In reality, detox is merely a brief treatment period that assists in expelling substances from the body and dealing with withdrawal symptoms. The lack of extended [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:11+00:00 Recovery Process|

Four Common Triggers For Those Struggling With Substance Abuse

Those who are in recovery from substance abuse may find that drugs or alcohol served as coping tools for unresolved emotional issues. The ability to be aware of triggers that increase the desire for negative coping mechanisms is an important part of sustained recovery and essential for continued healing. While professional treatment is the first [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:11+00:00 Recovery Process|

Supporting Loved Ones Through Addiction and Recovery

Having a loved one that struggles with an addiction can be a challenge for an entire family as well as their social circles. In many cases, it can be difficult to understand how best to help a loved one struggling with addiction. Their wants and needs may differ from yours, and yours may differ from [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:11+00:00 Recovery Process|

A Path to Recovery for PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental disability that affects people who have gone through trauma. PTSD patients often struggle with the experience of reliving emotions they felt during their trauma and making unpleasant emotional connections as a result of the memories. Luckily, there are recovery options that can help people who struggle with PTSD [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:11+00:00 Recovery Process|

How Employment and Identity Contribute to Substance Abuse Recovery

For those struggling with substance abuse, the effects of the abuse can permeate to all areas of life. From relationships with family and friends to overall lifestyle, substance abuse plays a huge factor in daily routines and responsibilities and can have a huge impact on an abuser’s career. Jobs can play a big roll in [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:11+00:00 Recovery Process|

Tips for a Substance-Free Holiday

The holidays can be a difficult time for people recovering from addiction. Stress, visiting with family members and alcohol-fueled holiday parties can add triggers that may not be present during the rest of the year. If you or someone you love struggles with addiction, these tips can help you have a substance-free holiday this year. [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:12+00:00 Recovery Process|

Four Steps for Problem Solving in Early Recovery

Have you ever had a dream that just shakes you to your core? I had a dream the other night that is still on my mind today. I was on a mini-vacation with my family. The air was cold and wet, and we were all dressed as if it were raining.  We were walking around, [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:13+00:00 Recovery Process|

Building Self-Esteem

One thing that’s true among addicts and alcoholics is the lack of self-esteem we have. We’ve spent months, even years doing wrong to ourselves, to others, and in the process we’ve beaten and broken down our spirits, our self-esteem, and diminished the love we have for ourselves. Sometimes, this can make recovery an even harder [...]

How Does Addiction Manifest Itself In The Work Place?

When trying to recover from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to be extremely mindful in your recovery. Just because you have left behind the drugs or alcohol doesn’t mean that your addiction isn’t going to try to show itself in different ways. For many people, addiction can manifest itself in the work [...]

2017-05-31T14:23:39+00:00 Recovery Process|

What Are Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms?

One of the most difficult parts about trying to get sober from an addiction to opiates is the symptoms of withdrawal. There are many reasons why people should never try to detox alone, but the primary one is that it puts this individual at a very high risk of relapse. Often, the symptoms of withdrawal [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:15+00:00 Recovery Process|