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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…

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Valuable Tips for Relapse Prevention

The process for substance abuse recovery involves a never-ending journey. Even when you wish to remain sober, lingering aspects of physical and psychological dependency remain. People in recovery find themselves at risk of relapsing. Some people do relapse while others find themselves able to stay clean. Without professional substance abuse treatment, avoiding relapse becomes difficult.…

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Women Should Learn About the Impact of Triggers and Recovery

Emotional triggers and recovery have a relationship; sobriety is more difficult, unless you know about these issues that can prevent you from reaching freedom from substance abuse. They may be certain words or places that can cause patterns for someone to go back to the past where behaviors were troublesome. Your mental health becomes stronger…

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Do I Need an Aftercare Program?

No matter what type of addiction you have or what type of rehab you have completed, an aftercare program is a vital part of many recovery programs. The question, “Do I need an aftercare program?” is one that is commonly asked. Many people believe that after going through detox and rehab that they have completed…

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Staying Sober for the Holidays

For anyone recovering or dealing with addiction, the holidays are a trying time. It’s common for people to get together during the holidays with family and friends. Unfortunately, it’s also common for these and other social gatherings to feature alcohol. If you’re in recovery from addiction, how do you stay sober for the holidays under…