Finding The Support You Need In Recovery

Finding The Support You Need In Recovery

One of the most important factors in successful recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is learning how to ask for help when it is needed. It is often the case that being isolated from positive influence fuels the beginning stages of addiction, and is the nature of addiction to perpetuate that negative path. Addiction […]

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What Are the Next Steps After Treatment?

What Are The Next Steps After Treatment

The experience of spending weeks in a sober living community can be exactly what is needed during the initial stages of recovery. There will come a time, however, that you are ready to leave that comforting oasis. Once you have your sober feet under you, you will be expected to begin that long journey of […]

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Finding Meaning in Recovery

Finding Meaning In Recovery

Many people who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction do not seek help until the point that the addiction has come to permeate every aspect of life. It begins to affect your marriage, your relationship with your children, your job, and your health. The substance abuse can become such a major part of your life, […]

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Where to Turn For Help After Relapse

Where to Turn For Help After Relapse

It is hardly possible to talk about recovery without mentioning relapse. The instance of relapse for a recovering individual is so common, that many substance abuse treatment programs now include it as part of the process of recovery. Not only is it common, but it can actually be something which brings you closer to your […]

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How Drugs Can Harm Your Personality And Social Life

Negative Effects of Drugs on Personality and Social Life

Most people use substances for the perceived benefit of experiencing a change in their state of consciousness. While intoxicated, negative experiences such as self-consciousness, stress, over-thinking, anxiety, and fear are reduced. The very same brain mechanisms which permit these negative experiences, however, are at work in making sure that you stay true to who you […]

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Why Are Designer Drugs So Dangerous?

Why Are Designer Drugs So Dangerous

Designer drugs were identified as a problem during the 1980’s. The benefits of using designer drugs were promoted by college students and trend followers, much in the way that a wearing a brand of clothing or the holding the latest technology would be considered a mark of coolness. Because the particular arrangement of the designer […]

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