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Five Doable Tips for Preventing a Relapse

Lots of people think addiction can’t be a disease because it’s the person’s choice to use alcohol or drugs. While the early stages or first few uses may have been their decision, once the brain has been affected by the substances, it is believed that the individual loses control of their behavior. This is one...
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How to Avoid Relapse Triggered by Boredom in Recovery

Did you know that boredom in recovery and after recovery is a trigger for relapse? People who are bored or disengaged in life could be struggling with sobriety. After all, the lack of excitement in their lives is one of the reasons that they used alcohol or chemicals just to experience any form of fun...
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What Are the Benefits of a Halfway House?

More often than not, people who are discharged from a rehabilitation programme in the UK are advised to spend a certain period of time living in a sober living community. In London, they are required to stay in halfway houses (also known as sober houses in other parts of the country), which are often associated...
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Feel Great Again and Learn How to Let Go of Self-Disappointment

Alcohol and drug use may have made you feel good but it also made you a different person. Looking back at your addiction, it was indeed dark times for your physical and mental state. You may have done things you did not intend to do or you may have given up on what was once...
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Top 5 Signs Indicating a Drug Addiction

Have you always asked yourself “Am I an addict?” Dealing with alcohol and drug addiction is not a walk in the park. When left unaddressed or untreated, it can alter your mental behavior and physical state. Some people may consume alcoholic beverages or take drugs once in a rare while, but little do they know...
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6 Reasons Why It’s Important to Follow a Routine in Recovery

According to research conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), an estimated 40% to 60 % of those who are trying to beat addiction through a rehabilitation program would relapse at some point during the first year of their recovery. Specifically, many of these individuals could not stay clean during the early...
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5 Ways That Effectively Sabotage Your Recovery

Leaving the residential rehab facility might be overwhelming at first. However, re-entering society is a whole different challenge. Many who have undergone detox and rehab have left with high hopes about completely recovering from addiction. However, the outcome turns out to be the opposite and they experience self sabotage. Indeed, this phase is the most...
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The Next Step Self Growth Retreat and Support

Recovery from addiction is more than just achieving sobriety and being free from the shackles unhealthybehavioral patterns. You need to change your ways and improve yourself to stay on the road to long-term recovery. This is something we truly and fully understand. Without self growth, there is a risk of a relapse and regression to...
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Your Ultimate Guide to Alcohol Detoxification

Some people do not believe that alcohol is addictive. Many would consume alcohol on a regular basis, thinking it to not be harmful until they wake up one morning to find themselves already an alcoholic. While this condition is not a serious problem in some cases (when the person only drinks in moderation), there are...
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