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How Relationships Can Affect Your Road To Recovery

Relationships and sobriety go hand-in-hand. Healthy relationships have helped many people go through recovery successfully and stay sober after treatment. On the other hand, unhealthy relationships have caused many people to relapse after treatment. The need for belonging is a regular human need, and it is fulfilled by being a part of a social network,…

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Benefits And Drawbacks Of “Cold Turkey”

The first step to recovery from drugs and alcohol is realizing and accepting that your drug abuse has become a problem and that you need to quit. Due to economic reasons or shame and stigma surrounding addiction, many people opt to quit drug use through their sheer will, ambition and resolve. This method is commonly…

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The Role of Addiction and the Brain

Your brain is a complex structure of electrical networks and signaling. Many factors affect how the brain works on a daily basis, including the nutrition and other things that you put into your body. Addiction and the brain are related, in that addiction can make changes to the brain that favor addictive habits, making breaking…