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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

Will You Still Have Cravings After Long-Term Sobriety?

Will You Still Have Cravings After Long-Term Sobriety?

By the time you’ve reached long-term sobriety, perhaps your fear and thoughts of relapse have become infrequent. What do you do when one day, some familiar craving suddenly pops into your head? You might think to yourself, “How could this be happening?” Does long-term sobriety mean no cravings at all? Actually, it is not uncommon … Read more

How Does Your Social Life Change With Sobriety?

Social life is essential for someone who is recovering from addiction. Let’s face it: going to treatment was hard, and you need to have some fun. However, your social life will now look different. You must work on rebuilding your social life now that you have had the opportunity to develop healthy habits and avoid … Read more