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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…

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4 Benefits of a Women’s Rehab Center for Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction takes a toll on every facet of a person’s life. It can impact your self-image, physical health, and mental wellbeing. Additionally, when dependence forms, it is nearly impossible to stop using on your own. That’s when turning to a women’s rehab may be the best decision available. At Fresh Start Recovery Center, you…

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Finding Help During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

One of the most difficult things people face when looking for addiction help is trying to get past all the misconceptions that persist about substance abuse. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is a time when people get the opportunity to look beyond the myths and get the real facts about substance use disorders. It’s…

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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…

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3 Common Addiction Treatment Therapies for Recovery

Overcoming substance abuse is something to be celebrated. While you should be thrilled with your progress, there might still be challenges ahead. Staying in recovery is a lifelong process. Ongoing therapy can help reinforce the lessons you learned in rehab while helping you avoid a relapse. Fresh Start Recovery Center offers various therapies that can…

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What Are the Long Term Effects of Heroin Addiction?

The side effects of heroin can have a devastating impact on the human body. It’s not just about the physical damage. Many individuals who abuse heroin end up with mental and emotional fallouts that can last for years. It can seem impossible to pull yourself out of the spiral of heroin addiction. Fresh Start Recovery…

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3 Ways Alcohol Addiction Affects the Brain

It’s common to attend a party or sporting event and see people consuming large amounts of alcohol. Many individuals want to let loose and have fun for a few hours, then go back to their everyday lives. However, for some people, excessive drinking doesn’t end once the party is over. Some people find that they…

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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…