6 Relapse Triggers for Drug Use & How to Avoid Them

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Relapse triggers are environmental, social, mental or emotional situations that remind someone in addiction recovery of their past drug and alcohol use. These triggers are like mental cues that can create the innate urge for someone to use alcohol or drugs again. Situations like this may lead to a relapse if left unchecked. Different triggers […]

Tough Love for a Heroin Addict: A Death Sentence?

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Heroin Addict Tough Love? It’s an emotionally draining process in the extreme trying to get help for kids who are possessed by drugs. Addicts are tricky and using tough love on a heroin addict, or any type of addict for that matter could be a death sentence.  Remember, addicts are manipulative, powerful and have ironclad […]

Addiction Recovery – A New Year, A New You, in 2018

Addiction Recovery – This is Your Year With the beginning of the new year, it is time to stop dwelling on the past and begin focusing on the present and, ultimately, the future. Some people take the new year as a time to make resolutions to improve themselves throughout the year such as addiction recovery. […]

Should Those in Recovery Make New Year’s Resolutions?

New Year’s Resolutions Good for Recovery? For many people, a new year brings with it a clean slate—a fresh chance to make some significant personal changes. That’s what the New Year’s resolution process is all about—resolving to change your life in some way, big or small, that will transform you into a happier, healthier, or […]

Talk with Your Family About Recovery This Holiday Season

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Holiday Season Recovery with Family During the holiday season, many families spend time together, gathered in celebration. This can be an ideal time to talk with your loved ones about your own addiction recovery. Doing so is never easy, yet it can be essential to gather their encouragement and support.   As you consider ways […]

Keep Your Addiction Recovery on Track This Thanksgiving

Keep Your Addiction Recovery on Track For those who are in addiction recovery, the Thanksgiving holidays aren’t all fun and games. While it can be encouraging to spend time with loved ones, it can also be stressful. That, combined with the easy access to alcohol, sometimes makes relapse a big concern. The good news is, […]

Understanding the Power of a Morning Routine

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The Power of a Morning Routine Are you a morning person? Some people leap out of bed each morning, bursting with energy and optimism for the day ahead.  Others most assuredly do not and would prefer to linger under their warm, cozy covers for as long as possible.  Then what, they have to to rush through […]

Alcoholism Crisis in America Major Concern

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  Troubling new data shows that the alcoholism crisis has reached epidemic proportions in America, with one in eight American adults now struggling with alcohol addiction. This marks a noteworthy increase, largely as more and more women and elderly people find themselves fighting against alcoholism. Alcoholism Crisis – More Than 12 Million Struggle with Alcoholism […]

5 Ways to Make Your Bedroom a Better Sleeping Environment

Waking up after a full night’s rest can be incredibly refreshing. Your mind feels clearer and more alert, your body feels energized, and you’re ready to face the day. When you don’t get a good night’s sleep, it can leave you feeling cranky, sore, and tired throughout the day. Sleep is important to your health […]

Is Your Loved One an Alcoholic?

Not everyone who drinks has an alcohol use disorder. There are many people who are able to enjoy an alcoholic beverage now and then (or even every day) and do not develop a problem. However, there are others for whom their drinking does become problematic and who could benefit from addiction treatment. When someone you […]