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How to Maintain Sobriety During Christmas

Addiction, substance abuse disorders, and alcoholism impact roughly 23 million Americans annually, while 10% of Americans will eventually develop a substance abuse disorder. Additionally, another 33% of Americans will struggle with a drinking problem or alcoholism in their lifetime, making substance abuse-related disorders relatively common. Whether you are struggling with a substance abuse problem or…

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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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3 Ways to Support Early Sobriety

When a person is fresh out of recovery, their sobriety may not be guaranteed. While they may intend to stay sober, the reality is that the transition back into normal life is difficult and can be jarring, even if they have a sober living plan. There is a structure to their day, and they know…

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Commonly Abused Inhalants

Common inhalants include everyday household products like hair spray, spray paint, and room deodorants that can be inhaled through the nose or mouth to produce intoxicating or mind-altering effects, similar to those produced by using drugs or alcohol. Because of their everyday uses, inhalants are easy to obtain, can be found in most homes and…

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What Is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an outgrowth of CBT, is evidence-based psychotherapy originally developed for treating individuals with borderline personality disorder and chronically suicidal behaviors. The chronic and pervasive self-destructive behavior, low self-esteem, and negative view of self associated with long-term addiction are similar to those chronically suicidal. DBT is highly effective and used widely in…