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Alcohol Relapse Warning Signs and What to Do About It
May 25, 2021

Relapse prevention is a key part of staying sober from alcohol. Whether you just completed your alcohol detox treatment program or did it years ago, there is always the risk of a relapse. What are the alcohol relapse warning signs, and what can you do to prevent it? Signs That You May Be Close to […]

How to Avoid a Recovery Rut
Mar 8, 2021

When we first come into recovery, whether by way of rehab, counseling, or a 12-step program, many of us are inundated with new experiences. Our days may be filled with therapy, support group meetings, and other activities designed to show us a new way to live. But as we learn to integrate these techniques into […]

Is Using Weed a Relapse?
Jan 29, 2021

Being sober or clean and sober means not using drugs and alcohol, ever. Twelve-step programs, such as Narcotics Anonymous, even consider “clean and sober” to mean staying away from any substances that change how your mind or emotions work. However, there is greater efforts in the United States to legalize medical and recreational marijuana (known […]

When Is It Okay to Start Dating Again in Recovery?
Dec 21, 2020

  Recovery is a personal journey. During early recovery, it’s a time to heal, establish boundaries, seek and accept support, mentally and spiritually grow, reflect, and continually assess one’s own well-being. Overall, recovery is often characterized as a process in which someone re-establishes their identity. So, when does diligent and dedicated recovery allow for romance? […]

Working with a Partner After Relapse
Oct 20, 2020

Many people who have been in long-term relationships admit the longevity is due to their sincere commitment, open communication, and consistent effort. This may also include a multitude of other variables, subject to what different couples find to be effective for them. Every relationship has their own set of challenges, but those facing a substance […]

Dax Shepard, Relapse, and Recovery
Oct 14, 2020

It’s natural for people to make mistakes. After all, human nature is the social and psychological attributes that characterize humans, particularly those qualities that are distinct from other living things. Couple human nature with a disease like addiction, and mistakes are bound to happen. Emotions are even heightened. Not only from the family and friends […]

Addiction Relapse: Risk Factors, Coping & Treatment Options
Oct 15, 2018

When you go through the difficult recovery journey and come out on the other side clean and sober, you have a lot to feel good about. Yet you may also feel something many others who have walked in your shoes feel: fear of relapsing. After winning that hard-fought battle for sobriety, it can be devastating […]

How to Avoid Alcohol Relapse
Aug 2, 2018

Clinicians who treat individuals with substance use disorders define the term relapse a bit differently than the way the term is defined by laypeople and even the way it is defined in 12-Step programs. In clinical terms, a relapse represents a return to behaving in a way that would constitute an individual being re-diagnosed with […]

Warning Signs of Relapse: Depression, Stress, and Other Triggers
Oct 24, 2017

For someone struggling with a substance abuse problem, maintaining sobriety is often an everyday challenge. The potential for relapse is always there, but knowing the warning signs that could foreshadow a relapse can help to avoid it. It’s important for friends and family to be educated on what to look for as potential triggers for […]

Risk Factors in Substance Abuse Relapse: Mental Health Risk Factors
Mar 24, 2017

Addiction & Relapse Addiction is a disease that can be treated with the help of medical professionals.1 It is a chronic disease that affects the brain and is influenced by a person’s genetics, their environment, and their individual life experiences.1 Relapse is when a person has returned to abusing substances after a period of not using.2 […]

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