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How Can Aftercare Programs Help with Recovery?

Aftercare programs are an essential tool for maintaining recovery from addiction. Relapse prevention is a harm reduction strategy that helps keep those in recovery on the right track. When someone in recovery feels that their willpower is not as strong as usual or that they are experiencing cravings and a temptation to abuse substances, aftercare…

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New Years Resolution: Get Sober

Make a Resolution That Sticks This New Year’s New Year’s resolutions are a common tradition. Many individuals choose to celebrate the holiday by vowing to live a healthier life. That might look like being more compassionate with others, eating healthier, exercising more, or getting sober. The problem with the new year, new me resolutions is…

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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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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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5 Common Triggers of Addiction Relapse

One of the first things you learn about in rehab is triggers that may have started and fueled your addiction. Triggers can range from emotions, and mental health conditions, to being around certain people or places. A situation may arise that leads to an addiction relapse. Before you know it, you are drinking or taking…

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Relapse Prevention Planning

Relapse Prevention Planning: What to Avoid When Leaving Treatment At Fresh Start Recovery Center, our care coordinators work with patients on extensive relapse prevention planning and aftercare planning. We know that when leaving detox, residential or stepping down from PHP or IOP to OP, it can be nerve racking. Sometimes, when you have lived with…

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Sober for the Holidays

Surviving The Holiday Season Sober Whether you are considering entering recovery, newly sober or have been sober for quite some time, the holidays are, without a doubt, a stressful time of the year. Sobriety during the holidays may even seem completely impossible to some. How do you possibly not drink on the obligatory night out…