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5 Tips for Repairing Relationships During Early Sobriety

5 Tips for Repairing Relationships During Early Sobriety

Addiction is a chronic disease that can negatively affect a person’s health, quality of life, and social relationships. While many people understand these effects, not everyone realizes that addiction may become the root of family and other relational dysfunctions. The battle with addiction can leave a trail of damaged relationships. However, with the right kind … Read more

What Happens After Residential Rehabilitation?

What Happens After Residential Rehab?

Completing a residential rehabilitation program is an achievement worth celebrating. You decided to make a change within your life and are one step closer to lasting change. Taking a moment to recognize that following through is a great accomplishment. Unfortunately, assuming that residential treatment fixed all your problems just doesn’t work. It is important to … Read more

The Importance of Honesty and Transparency During Recovery

The Importance of Honesty and Transparency During Recovery

A sober and balanced lifestyle has a continuous and rewarding effect on everything else in your life. So how do recovering individuals get to this destination? Two key principles that define this transition from addiction to recovery are honesty and transparency. If you learn and abide by these rules, you will see improvements not just … Read more

5 Facts About the Mind-Body Connection to Help You Maintain Sobriety

5 Facts About the Mind-Body Connection to Help You Maintain Sobriety

Did you know that an important feedback loop runs between your body and your mind? The parts of the body are individual but not separate, meaning they are interconnected and strongly influence each other. In addiction recovery, this phenomenon is known as the mind-body connection. Believe it or not, drug and alcohol abuse can negatively … Read more

5 Ways 12-Step Programs Help Prevent Relapse

5 Ways 12-Step Programs Help Prevent Relapse

Relapse prevention might be the most crucial part of one’s recovery journey. Because it takes time to hone relapse prevention skills, those in recovery should make use of every resource available out there. The 12-Step programs are intended to reduce relapse rates and help people maintain their sobriety at no cost to the participant. There … Read more

Why Do Relapses Happen to People Who Have Been Sober for a Long Time?

Why Do Relapses Happen to People Who Have Been Sober for a Long Time?

Many people assume that the risk of relapse is highest for those who have just achieved sobriety. However, it is possible for many who have been sober for years to relapse. Substance addiction is a developmental disease that affects the brain. It is important to understand the brain science behind relapse so that even people … Read more