Addiction Recovery

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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Addiction can not only impact your cognition, judgment, and relationships, but it can also aggravate and cause mental health disorders. Worse still, you can develop a co-occurring condition that requires dual diagnosis treatment. But what is a dual diagnosis and how common is it? More than 30 million Americans ages 12 and older use illicit […]

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3 Helpful Things to Say to Friends in Recovery

When your friend in recovery is going through addiction therapy, there’s no doubt your heartaches with a desire to help—to ease burdens, soothe the mind and comfort the soul.  And in your best of intentions, you’re probably looking for just the right words to say. So let’s talk for a moment about how the words

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Man dealing with shame in addiction recovery

Dealing With Shame in Addiction Recovery

Would all the humans please stand up? How about those dealing with shame in addiction recovery? How can we work to overcome the guilt and shame that comes with recovery?   Okay, if you’re standing and reading this article, you probably know what it’s like to deal with shame. That’s because we all have at

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Setting Boundaries in Addiction Recovery

A Few Simple Things to Know About Setting Boundaries in Addiction Recovery   Before we get started on setting boundaries in addiction recovery, take a moment to gather a few supplies:  A blank sheet of paper A pencil A toddler  A few crayons (If you don’t have a toddler handy, your imagination should do the

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How To Get Help for Addiction in 5 Simple Steps

The first step toward overcoming addiction is, like in so many other things, the hardest. And you just did it. That’s right. If you’re here, reading this article, you’ve already made your first bold move toward getting better.   Of course, you’re also here because you want to know what to do next. And we want

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Is It Too Late To Get Addiction Help?

Rock bottom.  A place none of us hope to see. And also: the spot from which we can only go up.  After all, rock bottom is said to be where many people struggling with addiction finally reach out for help. They enter treatment, go through detox and begin a life of recovery.  But what if

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3 Things to Remember When Sobriety Feels Impossible

Starting out another year singing the shoulda coulda wouldas of sobriety? You’re not alone. Getting sober is no easy task. It requires commitment on your part and support from others.  And that’s what we’re here for!  Participating in treatment might just be the thing that moves sobriety out of the realm of impossible into the

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How To Get Sober During Difficult Times

What a year. Let’s revisit the collective roller coaster of 2020:    Tiger King marathon followed by two weeks of total isolation Learning to look for the good followed by job insecurity or loss Gratitude for health followed by the tensest presidential election ever   And it seems like the hits just keep coming.   

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How Family Plays A Part In Getting Sober

Addiction seems like an individual problem, doesn’t it? Logic says that it’s one person’s issue to deal with because it’s that one person who has an addiction. It makes perfect sense on the surface, but if we dig a bit deeper into that individual’s life, personal connections, history, and circumstances, it becomes clear that addiction

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