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relapse prevention during a pandemic

Relapse Prevention During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges to people across the globe. Social distancing and isolation while staying at home can be difficult. When you are in addiction recovery, these challenges can become even more pronounced. The effects of the coronavirus can understandably make it more difficult to stay...

staying physically fit in self-quarantine

Staying Physically Fit in Self-Quarantine

Staying at home for extended periods of time can be challenging. When you are in self-quarantine because of COVID-19, you may get bored and find yourself watching a lot of television or playing too many video games. Regardless of how you spend your time, there’s a good chance that...

case management

Case Management | What Does a Case Manager Do?

You’ve recognized that you need help with your drug or alcohol addiction. You are not alone in your search for an effective treatment program that is right for you and your needs. When you find an addiction recovery program that offers case management, though, you also know that you...

signs of addiction

Recognizing the Signs of Addiction in Your Loved One

You think the signs are there but you’re just not sure. You have suspicions but don’t want to overreact. How do you know if your loved one is addicted? When you have concerns about a loved one’s behavior, it is important to be able to recognize the signs of...

narrative therapy

How Narrative Therapy Can Help in Your Recovery

We often develop an image of who we are out of the stories we tell ourselves. If we feel depressed, we “are” a depressed person. If we are struggling with conflict in our lives, we “are” a troublemaker. These stories tend to reinforce, and even justify, negative behavior because...

benefits of exercise in addiction recovery

5 Surprising Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

Substances such as drugs and alcohol can have significant detrimental effects on the physical body as well as on the mind. Recovery from addiction often means recovering from those damaging effects. Physical exercise is recommended as part of a holistic approach to treatment, for many reasons. In addition to...

intensive healing program

What is an Intensive Healing Program?

Addiction affects much more than just the physical body, which is why the most effective recovery programs address the whole person in a holistic approach. Addiction affects a person’s mental state, emotions, and behavior, in addition to physical well-being. An intensive healing program seeks to heal clients from within,...

is benzo withdrawal dangerous

Is Benzo Withdrawal Dangerous?

Withdrawal is how your body experiences quitting a substance. Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on which substance a person has been taking. In some cases, withdrawal can be dangerous if it’s not supervised by professionals. It’s a common question heard by addiction treatment professionals - “Is benzo withdrawal dangerous?” The short...

explaining addiction to a non-addict

Tips for Explaining Addiction to a Non-Addict

Explaining addiction to a non-addict might seem like a tall order. People carry deep misunderstandings about substance use disorders. Changing their thinking about addiction takes time and patience. However, it is essential to make the effort. Misconceptions of addiction have very real consequences for people who need treatment. Many of...

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