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Addiction Support Groups for Women

Support groups for women in rehab can be very beneficial in relapse prevention. All too often, women struggling with substance abuse feel alone. They may have delayed getting treatment for a number of reasons that other women can easily relate to. Having this support during this critical time can be the motivation you need to…

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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…

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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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How to Practice Patience in Any Situation to Maintain Sobriety

Part of your North Carolina relapse prevention plan should include learning how to practice patience as well as attending women’s addiction treatment programs and developing coping skills in Asheville. If you struggle with patience, The Willows at Red Oak Recovery can help. Keep in mind that patience is often something people learn rather than having…

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World Kindness Day Nov 13th

In general, people get caught up in their busy lifestyles. Amidst the hustle and bustle, they tend to brush kindness aside in favor of trending or urgent activities. However, World Kindness Day Nov 13th has an annual mission to encourage people to be kind to each other. While acts of kindness can benefit everyone, they…