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How to Embrace National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, making this an opportune time to take stock of your situation and consider if your habits have become substance abuse disorders. We are too often blindsided by habit formation. Our ability to quickly form new habits can be positive but can also get us in serious trouble. It’s possible to…

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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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How to Choose from Addiction Recovery Centers for Your Loved One

Family members play a pivotal role in helping loved ones seek the addiction recovery they need. It’s often difficult for a person struggling with addiction to accept their circumstances or just how problematic their habit has become. Family intervention, especially when early intervention is possible, can provide life-changing help for a loved one who has…

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Do I Struggle with Polysubstance Abuse?

Polysubstance abuse might be an unfamiliar term, but millions of people struggle with this condition. Polysubstance abuse is the use of more than one substance at a time. Some people abuse multiple drugs or combine them with alcohol. This can include the use of multiple illicit drugs or the use of prescription drugs used for…

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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…