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drug abuse
drug and alcohol rehab
25
Mar

The Link Between Sleep Quality and Addiction Recovery

Sleep quality and addiction recovery have a deeply complex and interwoven relationship. Both using and withdrawing from drugs and alcohol can make getting good sleep harder, and vice versa. So if you’re suffering from a mental illness on top of your addiction, it can be doubly challenging to get the sleep you need to successfully...
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being sober is awesome
11
Feb

Why Being Sober Beats Addiction

Many people worry that when you are sober, you can’t have fun anymore. That’s because there’s a popular myth that being sober means never going to a party again or being closed off from socialization. However, this is far from the truth.  When you work toward long-term sobriety, your entire life opens up in ways...
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peer recovery coach
28
Jan

Peer Recovery Coaches: The Path to Long-Term Recovery

In the early stages of recovery, the path forward can seem clear. You enroll in a local rehabilitation center, learn how to manage your substance use disorder, and possibly transition to outpatient treatment if you need further care. But what do you do after alcohol or drug addiction treatment? Well, one option to continue your...
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using alcohol to cope
23
Dec

Replacing Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms in 2021

2021 is almost here, and most people are ready to say goodbye to 2020. The pandemic has meant unpredictable job losses, mental health concerns due to isolation, and a whole host of new stress factors. And while everyone has (more or less) learned how to get by at this point, you do not want to...
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mental health care
09
Oct

What to Do After Rehab to Avoid Relapse

When you have a mental health condition or substance abuse issue, getting help is important. But so is knowing how to get help after you graduate from a treatment program. Recovery is a lifelong process, and you’ll need to be prepared to commit to recovery after you return to your normal life. But how can...
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symptoms of drug addiction
27
Aug

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Addiction You Need to Know

The symptoms of drug addiction aren’t always obvious. That’s because many people struggle with the difference between addiction and recreational use. While many drugs carry inherent risks of addiction, most people don’t become addicted to most substances after using them once. Drug addiction doesn’t come with a sign that announces that you have a problem...
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alcohol addiction
16
Jul

Alternatives to Drinking and Using: How to Stay Sober

Maintaining your sobriety after receiving treatment for addiction is often one of the most challenging aspects of recovery. This is because drinking alcohol and using drugs are two events that many people turn to in social situations or to “relax” after a tough day.  However, there are alternative ways to feel good without risking your...
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xanax and alcohol
23
Apr

The Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol

Both Xanax and alcohol have their places in the lives of people all around the world. Xanax is a prescription medication in the benzodiazepine family that can help treat anxiety and panic disorders, making life a lot more manageable for over five percent of the adult population in the United States who take these drugs....
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mental health COVID-19 isolation
16
Apr

The Effects of Social Isolation on Mental Health

The effects of social isolation on mental health are a challenge during the best of times, but social isolation has taken on a new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic. As bars, restaurants, schools, and shopping centers close, and we’re all instructed to social distance with our immediate families at home, the opportunity for social has...
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prescription drug abuse
25
Jan

The Hidden Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

The presence of addiction can be deceptively subtle. This is especially true in the signs of prescription drug abuse. If you suspect that you or a loved one are suffering from a substance use disorder, please view this page to learn more about the common symptoms in this type of addiction. Symptoms and Signs of...
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