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Successful Techniques for Relapse Prevention

Going through detox and recovery treatment takes courage and personal strength. Avoiding relapse takes even more of these qualities. Therefore, it’s crucial to learn relapse prevention techniques before you leave your treatment facility. Serenity House Detox Florida understands that setbacks are part of the process, but having prevention techniques in your sobriety tool belt will…

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Observing National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, otherwise known as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. It is a time to appreciate the vital work done by those in the mental health and substance use treatment fields and celebrate people in recovery. Just as we respect people with health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes to…

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Self-Diagnosing Alcoholism

If you’re struggling to control your alcohol intake, you’re likely asking yourself, “Am I an alcoholic?” In recovery, there’s an old saying that if you suspect you have a drinking problem, you probably do. Of course, that’s not always the case. It is best to get a professional diagnosis for any health issue, including substance…

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The Stages of Alcohol Rehab

Alcohol addiction is a serious, life-threatening disease. The excessive use of alcohol is blamed for an estimated 88,000 deaths every year in the U.S. For those with an alcohol use disorder, what starts as occasional “fun” can end with homelessness, alienation from friends and family, and chronic illness that deteriorates their health. Is alcohol threatening…

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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…