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Sober Holiday

Congratulations! This may be your first sober holiday in a while. You can usher in the season with a sense of pride and hope for the future. However, holidays always come with challenges. Triggers and temptations will be everywhere, as you associate certain people, places, or situations with drinking or taking drugs.  Now is the…

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How Choice Theory Can Aid Addiction Recovery

During substance abuse treatment, programs like individual counseling and choice theory can help you learn how to manage triggers and cravings. How does choice theory aid addiction recovery? By improving your decision-making process and helping you learn how to cope with triggers.  More than 24 million Americans used illicit drugs in the past month, while…

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How Can EMDR Therapy Help With Trauma and Substance Abuse

Mental health conditions and substance abuse disorders can negatively impact your physical health, cognition, and relationships. Mental health disorders and addiction are both chronic and progressive diseases that change your brain chemistry and impair your judgment. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a highly effective treatment for PTSD. But how can EMDR therapy help…

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Preparing For Life After Rehab

Substance abuse disorders, alcoholism, and addiction are progressive and chronic. Addiction can impact your physical health, finances, and relationships. Substance abuse can also increase your risk of experiencing an overdose and reduce your quality of life. Attending a substance abuse treatment program is the best way to improve your chances of recovery. Treatment programs specialize…

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Using drugs and alcohol during adolescence greatly increases your risk of developing an addiction, as 90% of people who have a substance abuse disorder started using substances before they turn 18. National Substance Abuse Prevention Month is dedicated to supporting those impacted by addiction, sharing substance abuse prevention strategies and promoting access to treatment. Substance…

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How To Help A Loved One With Bipolar Disorder

While people of all ages can have bipolar disorder, most people first experience symptoms in their mid-20s. Bipolar disorder causes significant mood disturbances, making it difficult to understand how to help a loved one with bipolar disorder. Since bipolar disorder requires medications to regulate and control, regular visits to a psychiatrist are an essential part…