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5 Tips for Dealing With Relapse Triggers

Dealing with the possibility of relapse is just one of the challenges people face once they leave a treatment center. Addiction is a chronic illness that individuals must manage for the rest of their lives. How you handle relapse triggers will determine your level of success in remaining in long-term recovery. The following tips can…

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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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After Addiction Treatment – The Next Steps in Recovery

When dealing with addiction, changes can be hard. Breaking habits involve making a lot of life changes. Learning the steps to recovery will help, which include stress coping strategies, how your time is spent, who you surround yourself with and your feelings of self-worth. Getting sober means substituting drugs and alcohol with new and unfamiliar…