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Alcoholism and Depression

Depression is a serious mental illness that affects millions of people every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, depression is a contributing factor in suicides. In 2017, the CDC reported 47,173 suicide deaths in the United States. Although some people turn to alcohol to soothe the pain caused by depression, alcohol…

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Signs of a High Functioning Addict

A person who can function while addicted to drugs presents a special and unique kind of risk because they often can mask their addiction. Friends and family might have little idea of the turmoil that their loved one faces. Recognizing the signs of a high functioning drug addict is essential to get them help and address the…

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What is Sober Living?

Although addiction is a chronic disease, recovery is possible. Treatment helps teach you how to manage your symptoms and cope with cravings, as well as how to repair damage caused by your addiction. Treatment can include options like residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and sober living. But what is sober living, and how can it help…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Sober Living

One of the biggest hurdles to recovering from an addiction or substance abuse disorder is that you can continue to experience symptoms long after your last use. Relapse is common during recovery, as 40%-60% of people recovering from addiction experience at least one relapse. A relapse occurs when you begin abusing drugs or alcohol after…

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Characteristics to Look for in a Sober Living Home

Although you can fully recover from addiction and achieve lifelong recovery, addiction has no known cure. That means taking your treatment seriously is essential to your recovery. Inpatient and outpatient programs provide you with the skills and tools necessary to prepare for life without drugs and alcohol. Sober living is a great way to support…

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Do I Need Sober Living?

Adjusting to life after addiction is difficult. You have to learn how to avoid caving to triggers and cravings. Sober living is an excellent option following treatment, especially if you have struggled with maintaining your sobriety before. If you’re wondering do I need sober living, chances are you could benefit from sober living options. Learning…

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Faith-Based Addiction Recovery

Faith-Based Addiction Recovery If you’re considering entering an addiction treatment program, you’re probably already at least somewhat familiar with the 12-step program. The 12-step program looks like this: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.…

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Benefits of Adventure Therapy

You’re about to begin the journey through sobriety. You want to stop focusing on your need for the drugs or alcohol that took control of your life. However, you’re not sure where to start. Then, your counselor suggests trying adventure therapy. You wonder, what is adventure therapy, and what are the benefits of adventure therapy?…