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3 Things to Include in a Relapse Prevention Plan

The potential of having a relapse is always present in the lives of individuals in recovery. It can happen to people who have been sober for years. Having a relapse prevention plan to fall back on can help you deal with that possibility. The presence of a relapse plan should be seen as a sign…

people binge drink at a bar on st patricks day

The Dangers of Binge Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is often celebrated with parades, festivals, and other occasions where drinking might occur. If you’re in recovery, you might have concerns about the upcoming holiday. Maybe your friends are planning to throw a party or meet at a bar, and you want to avoid relapse but still want to celebrate. There are…

men engage in heavy drinking during march madness

Can March Madness Lead to Heavy Drinking?

During March Madness, fans all around the country watch their favorite college basketball teams battle to the championship. People often make fun wagers with friends or colleagues about the outcome of the playoffs, and March Madness parties are common. While the NCAA doesn’t allow drinking in the arenas where the games are played, there’s nothing…

individual saying no to alcohol to stay sober during a crisis

4 Ways to Stay Sober During a Crisis

If you’re newly sober or your recovery has lasted several years, sobriety may be a daily challenge that you have to face. Even when times are so-called “normal,” it can be hard to be self-aware, thoughtful, and prepared for times of temptation. Now that the world is in the midst of a pandemic, the challenges…

individual creating a relapse prevention plan

3 Ways to Create a Relapse Prevention Plan

When people are recovering from an addiction, they face many hurdles. Of these hurdles, the temptation to relapse is the hardest to fight off. Temptation can push you to use your drug choice no matter how long you’ve been sober. To help mitigate these temptations, we encourage people to devise a relapse prevention plan. Having…

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The Purpose of an Alumni Program

Recovering from a substance use disorder is a lengthy process. Recovery begins the moment a person admits that they have an addiction problem, and they need help. The help is normally in the form of treatment in an addiction treatment facility. But this is not the only process involved for a complete recovery. After the…