What Are the Stages of Change When Overcoming Addiction?
Mar 24 2020

What Are the Stages of Change When Overcoming Addiction?

Many people with addictions are reluctant to get help because they are wary of the process of recovery. People overcoming addiction are said to experience the same basic stages. The model used to describe this process is known as the “stages of change,” or the “transtheoretical” model, and is a product of research that focuses…

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Relapse After a Long Period of Sobriety: Causes and Prevention
Mar 31 2020

Relapse After a Long Period of Sobriety: Causes and Prevention

While it may be true that we know more about addiction now than ever before, there are still many unanswered questions about the scientific and medical complexities that involve substance abuse.  We know that addiction is both a physical and psychological condition and that with treatment, recovery is possible. However, it is more difficult to…

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avoiding relapse in recovery
Dec 18 2019

4 Tips for Getting Past Relapse

One of the most common fears during and after seeking treatment for addiction is the fear of relapse.  The term relapse is used when someone who has entered recovery from addiction begins using again. Reasons for relapse vary widely, and the extent to which a person relapses is also unique to each individual.  Many people…

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Relapse and Recovery
Apr 02 2020

Relapse and Recovery

Recovery is more than simply choosing not to use. It is a way of living. It is a constant awareness of yourself and your world. In the beginning, when you have yet to make this awareness a habit, it can be very difficult and frustrating. It can seem like you are always “on.” But over…

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recovery rut
Apr 20 2020

How to Escape a Recovery Rut

It’s not uncommon to find yourself stuck in a rut at some point in addiction recovery. This can happen at various times, and for various reasons, but one common sticking place is after about nine or 10 months of sobriety. At first, recovery is a lot of work, but you also see a lot of…

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Crisis
Jun 24 2020

How To Help Someone Recovering in Times of Crisis

Those in recovery know how difficult managing relapse can be. The triggers can lie dormant for long stretches of time before suddenly kicking into full force. The pressure to use alcohol and/or substances is enough to send recovering addicts into a full-blown crisis. If there is someone in your life struggling with relapse, there are…

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cravings in rehab
Dec 06 2019

4 Ways to Fight Cravings in Recovery

Addiction is a chronic disease, and while it can be managed with the right tools and vigilant self-accountability, cravings can occur frequently in early recovery, and may continue to arise unexpectedly for many years into sobriety.  While having craving can be an unsettling experience and induce fear of relapse, it is perfectly normal, and there…

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