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4 Common Holiday Triggers

For many people, holidays are joyous occasions that bring family and friends together. However, for those in recovery, the holidays can be filled with endless addiction triggers that lead to relapse. This is especially true if holidays were traditionally times when drug use or drinking were at their heaviest. If you are recovering from an…

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How Do World Events Impact Addiction

There is no shortage of world events that can potentially lead to trauma. Wars, natural disasters, political upheavals, crashing economies, poverty, and pandemics can trigger various mental health issues that range from anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). How do these catastrophic events impact addiction? More importantly, how do those affected by world…

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How to Enjoy Sober Holidays

If you are new to recovery, the holidays can be an incredibly difficult time. Emotional triggers are everywhere: family conflict, financial stress, social events, painful memories of holidays past, and, of course, your weekly routine going wildly off-course. Thinking about the holidays can create stress, anxiety, and isolation. However, you can build resistance to these…

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4 Ways to Have a Sober Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a merry holiday meant for everyone to enjoy. It’s a time of the year when drinks and buffets are waiting on the table. Generally, it is a holiday most people can’t wait to celebrate. However, some people might be apprehensive about celebrating Thanksgiving for fear of relapsing. This Thanksgiving, there are sober ways…

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How to Have a Sober Halloween

Halloween celebrations usually tend to end in parties. Whether it’s a get together with your family or friends, or an office party, alcohol will likely be part of the event. If you’re trying to stay sober on Halloween, don’t worry. You can remain alcohol-free during this time of the year. To help you have a…

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How to Create a Relapse Prevention Plan

Lasting recovery is a lifetime process. Even after receiving treatment, full sobriety is never guaranteed, as relapse triggers can arise when least expected. So, there are measures you can take to prevent these cravings from recurring. Prepare yourself with a full relapse prevention plan to avoid situations that can trigger your relapse. A prevention plan…

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Identify and Treat Your Common Triggers In Addiction

There is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding drug and alcohol addiction. Many people believe that addicts choose to abuse substances as a part of their lifestyles. Others believe that it’s easy to quit drinking or using drugs. Furthermore, some think that addicts start to abuse alcohol and drugs to escape their daily lives, deal with…