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Why do Individuals Relapse?

Why do Individuals Relapse?

Why do Individuals Relapse? Relapse might seem like the end of your recovery, but it actually can be a part of the recovery process. If you are in treatment for addiction or alcoholism, it is important to know that relapse and recovery are not mutually exclusive....

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7 Days With No Prayer Makes One Weak Program

7 Days With No Prayer Makes One Weak Program

7 Days With No Prayer Makes One Weak Program “7 days without prayer makes one weak (week) program” is a simple play on words that is passed around the 12 step community. This phrase is a somewhat humorous albeit corny way of reminding fellow members of the 12 step...

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Shocking Facts About Addiction and Alcoholism

Shocking Facts About Addiction and Alcoholism

Shocking Facts About Addiction and Alcoholism On average, globally, alcohol plays a role in approximately 5% of all deaths (1 in 20) Approximately 21 million Americans meet the criteria for substance use disorder Out of those 21 million Americans, only approximately...

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Fictional Addicts Telling Untold Stories   

Fictional Addicts Telling Untold Stories   

Fictional Addicts Telling Untold Stories Since entertainment and media began, the entertainment and media industries have attempted to tell stories that are relevant and relate to real issues that society is facing through the medium of fiction. This tactic can be a...

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The Long History of Addiction

The Long History of Addiction

                                  The Long History of Addiction   While addiction and alcoholism have gained a lot more recognition in the last 10-20 years, the issue is one that is almost as old as mankind itself. History tells us that since man first crushed...

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Narcotics Anonymous Frequently Asked Questions

Narcotics Anonymous Frequently Asked Questions

Narcotics Anonymous Frequently Asked Questions If you or someone you know struggles with substance abuse disorder or drug addiction, you have likely heard of the organization known as NA. NA, formally known as Narcotics Anonymous, is an organization whose aim is to...

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Warning Signs of Substance Abuse

Warning Signs of Substance Abuse

Warning Signs of Substance Abuse “How do I know if someone is abusing drugs or abusing alcohol?”   When left untreated, substance abuse can have a serious impact on the body and mind. Alcohol or drug abuse also negatively affects home, work and school life,...

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Top 5 Songs About Addiction and Recovery

Top 5 Songs About Addiction and Recovery

Top 5 Songs About Addiction and Recovery “Sober” - Pink https://youtu.be/v_YoIe_CGFA In this song, singer Pink talks about being the sober one at the party and the sense of strength that comes from it, singing, “How do I feel this good sober?”.  Pink gave up drugs in...

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Top 7 Relapse Triggers

Top 7 Relapse Triggers

Top 7 Relapse Triggers   Before we get into discussing potential relapse triggers to be aware of, we think it is important to address what a relapse actually is. What is a relapse? A relapse, in terms of substance abuse and related recovery efforts, is...

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Best Prayers in Sobriety

Best Prayers in Sobriety

Best Prayers in Sobriety In recovery, and in 12 step based recovery programs especially, prayer is a major component of the recovery process. We feel it is important to clarify that prayer DOES NOT have to be religious at all. The prayer that is prescribed as a means...

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5 Sober Social Networks to Follow

5 Sober Social Networks to Follow

5 Sober Social Networks to Follow One of the core tenets of most self help sobriety programs, such as AA, NA, CA, Smart Recovery and Refuge Recovery is peer to peer support. There is something comforting about talking to and relating with someone who is on the same...

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Frequently Asked Questions about AA Meetings 

Frequently Asked Questions about AA Meetings 

Frequently Asked Questions about AA Meetings One of the first recommendations many people entering recovery receive is to “go to a meeting”. What does this mean? A meeting refers to a self help group that meets periodically to support its members. One of the most well...

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The Ultimate Guide to Gratitude in Sobriety

The Ultimate Guide to Gratitude in Sobriety

The Ultimate Guide to Gratitude in Sobriety   What Does Gratitude Mean What does gratitude mean? Well, according to Dictionary.com, Gratitude is a noun that can be defined as “the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful”. While the official definition is...

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Am I an Alcoholic Quiz | What is an Alcoholic?

Am I an Alcoholic Quiz | What is an Alcoholic?

Am I an Alcoholic Quiz | What is an Alcoholic? What is an Alcoholic What is an alcoholic? This is a question to which the answer will vary depending on who you ask. Seventy five years ago if you asked this question the answer would be a lot different than the answer...

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7 Self-Care Tips to Help Maintain Sobriety

7 Self-Care Tips to Help Maintain Sobriety

7 Self-Care Tips to Help Maintain Sobriety Self care is something we could all use to do more often. Self care in its simplest form is the idea of identifying the relationship we all have with ourselves and prioritizing the cultivation of that relationship. This is...

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Sober Holiday Activities for People in Recovery

Sober Holiday Activities for People in Recovery

Sober Holiday Activities for People in Recovery The holiday season can be one of the most joyous times of the year. Typically we associate the holiday season with family, good food, gifts, and other holiday traditions. For those of us trying to navigate the holidays...

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Best Sobriety and Recovery Quotes

Best Sobriety and Recovery Quotes

Best Sobriety Quotes on Alcoholism, Addiction, Sobriety & Spirituality   Who doesn’t love a good inspirational quote? Inspirational quotes have been a part of society for hundreds of years. In the last 5-10 years though they have developed an almost cult...

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Why is Fentanyl So Dangerous?

Why is Fentanyl So Dangerous?

Why is Fentanyl So Dangerous? - The Truth About Fentanyl Fentanyl has become somewhat of a buzzword in the addiction recovery community. Its popularity as a drug of abuse has increased astronomically in the last 3 years or so. You may be asking yourself: What is...

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Everything You Need to Know About Drug Tests

Everything You Need to Know About Drug Tests

Everything You Need to Know About Drug Tests | FAQ Drug testing is done for many reasons including pre employment, work related incident testing, college or professional athletics drug testing, substance abuse treatment drug testing, and for a variety of other medical...

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What is an Intensive Out Patient Program?

What is an Intensive Out Patient Program?

What is IOP | Intensive Out Patient FAQ According to the National Institute of Health, “Substance abuse intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are direct services for people with substance use disorders  mental and substance use disorders who do not require medical...

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How To Help An Alcoholic?

How To Help An Alcoholic?

How To Help An Alcoholic? This is a seemingly simple question yet the answer to it is anything but simple. Figuring out how to help someone with their alcoholism will vary depending on your relationship with the effected person, the severity of their drinking, their...

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Is Addiction a Disease?

Is Addiction a Disease?

Is Addiction a Disease? This is one of the longest standing debates in the addiction treatment industry. There are extremely strong opinions of both sides of the debate and there is evidence to support both the argument for and against addiction as a disease. As...

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Helping Or Hurting. What is Enabling?

Helping Or Hurting. What is Enabling?

Helping or Hurting? Addiction is a menacing disease that effects every aspect of the user’s life. When a loved one is struggling with addiction, it is normal for families to want to help solve the crisis. When you are dealing with someone struggling with addiction,...

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Three Stages of Relapse

Three Stages of Relapse

Most people think relapsing is a spur of the moment decision but in most cases, it is a gradual process.  Living a clean and sober life is not only stopping substance use but learning how to stay away from drugs and alcohol for the rest of your life. Understands and...

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Adult Children of an Addicted Parent

Adult Children of an Addicted Parent

YouOften times, adult children with an addicted parent exhibit 13 traits that were coined by Janet G. Woititz, PhD in her 1983, groundbreaking book entitled “Adult Children of Alcoholics”. Despite her specific experience with an alcoholic, she notes that these traits...

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The Five Stages of Addiction Recovery

The Five Stages of Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a disease that affects millions of Americans every year and working through the grips of this illness is more challenging than many realize. Recovery is not just a slight adjustment, but a total change of your life. It can be daunting, but there are so...

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Five Ways to Avoid Relapse

Five Ways to Avoid Relapse

The path to sobriety shouldn’t end with outpatient treatment or a trip to rehab. Sober living means hard work and commitment. It’s important to make an effort to remain sober even after completing a treatment program with an addiction center. Here are five ways to...

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