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6 Patterns of Addiction and How to Break Them

When you’re struggling with a substance abuse disorder, it can be difficult to break the individual habits that brought you to addiction on your own. Professional help is sometimes necessary for you to make the little changes you need to focus on in order to find true sobriety. The patterns that you are operating within…

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5 Recovery Games for Groups

Group therapy in recovery isn’t always easy. It can be difficult sometimes to break the ice and encourage open discussion within a group, particularly if it’s new. For many, games can help a group overcome that initial awkwardness. When you provide a space where adults in treatment can be themselves and talk freely without judgment,…

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How Much Do Halfway Houses Cost?

Addiction recovery is a process that takes time. If you only complete part of a program and leave rehab early, your likelihood of relapsing is much greater than if you finish strong. If we continue this train of thought, you might think that going straight from rehab back to your regular living situation might not…

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What Is a Halfway House For?

The steps of recovery don’t come to a screeching halt after completing a substance abuse treatment program. Although completing a program should be celebrated, you still need to adjust to life without treatment in an environment that will never be controlled the way a facility is. You’ve worked hard, no matter the circumstances, to make…

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Preventing Relapse This New Year’s Eve

For people in recovery from addiction, fighting against urges can feel like a full-time job. When a holiday like New Year’s Eve, one of alcohol’s favorite celebrations, comes along, the job gets even harder. The reality is that New Year’s Eve comes every year regardless of whether or not you’re sober. It’s up to you…

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Enjoying a Sober Christmas

For many people struggling with addiction or substance abuse disorder, the holidays are a difficult time. Alcohol has become almost synonymous with Christmas for some, and sobriety during holiday events can feel like a chore. However, living a sober lifestyle does not mean that you can’t enjoy the season and have a happy and fulfilling…