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Avoid These Addiction Triggers During the Holidays

If you are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, the holidays can be an especially challenging time. Addiction triggers seem to be everywhere, tempting you to relapse. However, one of the things you learned in alcohol addiction treatment was identifying addiction triggers and developing a strategy for managing them. Festivities, family and friend connections,…

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3 Benefits of Aftercare Programs

There are many benefits to an aftercare program. Aftercare programs are designed to help provide a safety net for those in recovery. After completing a treatment program or, if someone has recently relapsed and needs to get their life back on track, aftercare programs can assist clients by providing needed support and essential services. Reach…

4 Techniques for a Sober Holiday Season

4 Techniques for a Sober Holiday Season

The holidays are a difficult time for many of us. The holiday season is especially difficult for those in recovery. On holidays where many people drink, it can be particularly challenging for those in recovery to face triggering situations. They might be asked unpleasant or intrusive questions during what is meant to be a pleasant…

3 Reasons Individual Therapy Can Help Your Relationships

3 Reasons Individual Therapy Can Help Your Relationships

Individual therapy has many everyday practical uses for those who are open to making change. If you’re experiencing difficulties in your personal or romantic relationships, you may want to consider the benefits of counseling. Therapy can provide insight and self-awareness about the underlying issues causing stress and anxiety in your life. Fresh Start Recovery offers…

3 Benefits of an Alcohol Detox Center

Alcohol use can start casually, enjoying a glass of wine with dinner or having a few beers with friends. This occasional consumption is the extent of their use for many people, but unfortunately, some people have underlying issues that make them susceptible to alcohol abuse. What begins to kick back and relax becomes an unhealthy…

Benefits of an Alcohol Rehab in Maryland

The Benefits of an Alcohol Rehab in Maryland

Treatment programs can vary a great deal. Clients who choose Fresh Start Recovery Center in Maryland do so because they expect a certain level of professionalism. They also find a safe and supportive environment and care that goes above and beyond. Clients work with the medical professionals at Fresh Start to develop an alcohol addiction…

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How to Enjoy a Sober Labor Day

Each time we approach a drinking holiday, it’s important to have a relapse prevention plan in mind. Gatherings and events surrounding Labor Day often involve drinking but certainly do not have to. It’s a good idea to plan sober activities in advance so you have an excuse to turn down invites to high-risk situations that…

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How International Self-Care Day Supports Addiction Recovery

International Self-Care Day (ISD) is celebrated each year on July 24th. This is a day to focus on your well-being and promote healthy lifestyles, and an opportunity to raise awareness about concerns surrounding mental illness and addiction. If you or someone you love is struggling with a substance abuse disorder, this is a moment to…

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Staying Safe and Sober This 4th of July

Drinking holidays are an especially challenging time for those in recovery. You are often encouraged to place yourself in situations full of temptations for alcohol abuse. It’s important to be mindful about attending parties and other events that may have the potential to trigger a relapse. Fresh Start Recovery Center’s alcohol addiction treatment program teaches…