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Effective Time Management at Work Improves Stress Management

Effective Time Management at Work Improves Stress Management

Recovering professionals must balance ongoing recovery and work. This makes workplace-related stress management paramount. Sometimes you can achieve this balance by completing simple tasks, such as packing a lunch, getting to work on time, and using breaks during the workday to relax. These tasks all involve the same skill—time management. Good time management is a … Read more

How Do I Break from the Cycle of Relapse?

How Do I Break from the Cycle of Relapse?

It takes time to recover from addiction. Substance use disorder (SUD) is a chronic brain disease that affects the brain in all areas including pleasure, cognitive abilities, memory, and motivation. Because addiction does not occur overnight, recovery from addiction is also a lengthy process that may involve relapses. Luckily, there are things you can do … Read more

Why Do You Need a Relapse Prevention Plan?

Why Do You Need a Relapse Prevention Plan?

Many people consider the end of detox and rehab as finishing recovery. Due to this mindset, relapses happen frequently during early recovery. However, recovery is a life-long process, so developing a long-term relapse prevention plan following detox and treatment gives you a higher chance of success. What Is a Relapse Prevention Plan? When you enter … Read more

What Is Codependent Personality Disorder?

What Is Codependent Personality Disorder?

Bonding and attachment are natural and necessary parts of human relationships. Within healthy boundaries, they help people thrive. When people develop an extreme attachment or dependence on other people in their lives, this might lead to codependency. In the field of addiction and recovery, the topic of codependency often has to do with the enabling … Read more

How Does Relapse Work?

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For people in detox treatment and early sobriety, relapse is the number one thing to avoid. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, relapse rates among recovering individuals range from 40 to 60 percent. This shows how common relapses happen and how difficult maintaining sobriety is on the journey to recovery. Understanding how relapses happen … Read more