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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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The Stages of Addiction Recovery

While each person will have a unique path to recovery, there are several general stages of addiction recovery most people go through in the healing process. Everyone who goes through addiction, detox, and treatment will go through the stages of recovery in one way or another. There are five primary stages of recovery: Precontemplation stage Contemplation…

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Can You Spot the Signs of Xanax Addiction?

When used as directed, Xanax can provide great relief to people with significant issues with anxiety or panic disorders. At the same time, the drug has some properties that are less than flattering. Chief among these properties is Xanax’s addictive qualities. If someone around you is using Xanax by prescription or as a recreational substance,…

What is dialectical behavior therapy?

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Overcoming substance abuse isn’t easy. It usually requires professional intervention with tools such as detox and mental health services to address associated issues. One common technique is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT is a therapeutic approach that empowers you to learn new, healthy behaviors to replace old, harmful ones. If you’re still wondering, “What is…