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The Do’s and Don’ts of Navigating Early Recovery

The Do’s and Don’ts of Navigating Early Recovery

Tips to Help you Navigate Early Drug & Alcohol Addiction Recovery You’ve taken the first steps in your life to overcome substance use disorder and live a life free of the dependency of drugs and alcohol. Successfully completing an addiction treatment program is a huge accomplishment, but that is only the first of many challenges […]

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Harmful Myths about Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Addiction

Harmful Myths about Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Addiction

Myths Surrounding MAT for Opioid Addiction & Recovery There are many treatment options available to address an addiction to opioids, but medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is considered the top tier. Despite decades of proven evidence backing its efficiency and relative safety of MAT to combat opioid addiction, there are still many harmful myths surrounding this treatment […]

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How to be a Good Ally for Someone in Addiction Recovery

How to be a Good Ally for Someone in Addiction Recovery

Guidelines to being an Ally to Loved Ones in Recovery Support and love in addiction recovery makes all the difference in the world for those fighting to stay sober. The chances for long term success are exponentially greater when someone in recovery is surrounded by kind, caring and supportive friends and family. But being a […]

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Identifying Drug Abuse: Hidden Symptoms of Addiction

Identifying Drug Abuse: Hidden Symptoms of Addiction

Hidden Symptoms of Addiction: What to Look for & How to Help No matter how much you think you know a friend, family or loved one, there may be more going on beneath the surface. Underlying trauma, stress or an undiagnosed mental illness can all lead people to turn to drugs and/or alcohol to cope. […]

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When is it Safe to Start Dating after Addiction Recovery?

When is it Safe to Start Dating after Addiction Recovery?

Romantic Relationships in Addiction Recovery: Dangers, Tips & Timeframes for Success Addiction recovery, especially in the early stages, is a time to focus solely on yourself. This is a time of forgiveness, healing, learning how to establish boundaries, accept support, grow mentally & spiritually and assess your own well-being. Overall, addiction recovery is characterized as […]

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Learn the Long-Term Health Risks of Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism

Learn the Long-Term Health Risks of Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism

What are the Health Risks of Alcohol Abuse? Alcohol is the most used drug in the United States, it is also the most accessible. Nearly 15 million Americans suffer from some form of alcohol use disorder. Unhealthy use of alcohol ranges from mild to severe including alcoholism and binge drinking. Alcohol abuse and excessive drinking […]

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The Value of Recovery Alumni Programs

The Value of Recovery Alumni Programs

Why Alumni Programs are Important in Addiction Recovery It is important to understand that recovery is an ongoing process; it does not end when you walk out the doors of your treatment facility or sober living home. Those who have graduated from rehabilitation are encouraged to join programs like a 12-Step, AA (Alcoholic Anonymous), NA […]

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Am I an Alcoholic? Key Warning Signs of Alcoholism

Am I an Alcoholic? Key Warning Signs of Alcoholism

A Guide to Understanding the Signs of High-Functioning Alcoholism Alcoholism and alcohol abuse disorder look very different from the stereotypes we see on television and in movies. Sometimes alcoholics resort to theft to buy booze, get a DUI or end up homeless, but more often than not those abusing alcohol are still able to maintain […]

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Recovery Habits of Highly Successful Sober People

Recovery Habits of Highly Successful Sober People

Importance of Forming Habits in Addiction Recovery & Sobriety For those in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, the process to long-term sobriety is about much more than just losing the addiction. We want to find the root cause of the addictive behavior and help you learn how to love yourself and regain happiness in […]

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Benefits of Recovery Life Coaching for Addiction Treatment

Benefits of Recovery Life Coaching for Addiction Treatment

Progressive Recovery Life Coaching to Treat Addiction Throughout your journey to recovery and sobriety you will have many people rooting you on and keeping you on the right path. Your sponsor, therapist and sober support group can provide advice and get you through the difficult times of sobriety. Adding an addiction recovery life coach to […]

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