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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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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…

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Holiday Gifts for Someone in Recovery

In the past, you may have bought a bottle of wine or whiskey for a loved one who was known as a heavy drinker. However, those days are long gone, as that same person is now in recovery after completing their addiction treatment plan. Now that alcohol is out of the equation, you may be…

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Maintaining Mental Health in Times of Stress

Today, more Americans are stressed-out than ever before. The current political climate, economic downturn, pandemic, and unstable job market has created uncertainty, causing more people to suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, panic disorder, and addiction. In essence, stress has taken its toll on individual and collective mental health. Dual diagnosis treatment centers in Florida have…