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Importance of a Support System During Recovery

Deciding to give up drugs and alcohol for your new sober lifestyle often means cutting off those who enabled your substance abuse. Recovery is an individual process that’s often lonely. Getting well means confronting parts of yourself you may have long ignored. You learn more about what drives your addiction and what might trigger you…

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Can I Ever Return to Casual Drinking?

There’s a broad spectrum when it comes to drinking. Casual drinkers, or social drinkers, occasionally consume alcohol, usually at a social event. They can control how much they drink and have no issues going for long periods without any alcohol. You may be wondering if your relationship to drinking can be defined as casual drinking or…

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5 Biggest Benefits of Sobriety

Getting sober can feel like coming out of a deep fog. You start noticing things you ignored while under the influence. Emotions might start coming forth that you haven’t experienced in a long time. As time goes on, you may notice physical changes in your body because you are now sober. You can continue experiencing…

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How We Create a Relapse Prevention Plan

Addiction therapy aims to help a person stop using for good and manage the damage addiction creates. That’s why a relapse prevention plan is such a vital component of the process. The key to remember is that treatment is more than just not using the drug. It’s also about having the tools and strategies necessary…

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What Does “Clean and Sober” Look Like?

You may have heard people say a person who has battled an addiction is “clean and sober.” What does that mean? It’s not descriptive of what it is like to struggle with addiction or be in recovery in many ways. For those who are trying to carve out a healthy future, sober living isn’t always…

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Using Meditation for Anxiety and Addiction

Science shows that the links between anxiety and addiction are strong. Anxiety disorders cause people to feel extreme tension in certain situations. Unfortunately, the National Institute of Mental Health reports 40 million adults in the United States have experienced anxiety. For this reason, they may turn to drugs or alcohol to numb the stress. One…

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5 Tips for Sobriety in Stressful Times

Stress creates a high risk for relapse in men and women with addiction. It impacts mental health, worsening underlying disorders but also just making life harder to manage. Stress and addiction go hand-in-hand, which is why it is so important to take steps to protect your mental health. At Serenity House Detox Florida, we offer…

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How Long Does It Take to Become Sober?

Sober living does not happen overnight. Those who want to break the chains of alcohol addiction should understand that getting sober takes time, focus, and professional help. While the detox process is the beginning of the sobriety process, it is by no means the end. In fact, addiction is a chronic condition, which means you…

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How to Drink Less in Social Situations

Social drinking may seem normal to some people. You may be one of the many people around others who are drinking over dinner, in a conversation, or at that big corporate event. If you are focusing on sober living and you do not want to drink, you shouldn’t. You also should not feel pressured to…