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Why Learning Life Skills is important

If you have recently left inpatient or residential rehab, then you are probably pleased with your newfound sobriety. It can be a major challenge to get sober after dealing with addiction for such a long time. On the other hand, if you would like to protect your sobriety, it is important to focus on learning…

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What is a Sober Companion?

Sober companions, sober coaches, or recovery coaches are increasingly common in the world of addiction therapy. If you or a loved one is contemplating therapy, you might be wondering what they are. Sober companions are essentially sent home with recovering addicts to re-acclimate into life and ensure that they do not use or relapse during…

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How Can Sober Living Help Me?

The purpose of any rehabilitation program should be to replace unhealthy habits with health-supporting behaviors. This comes from taking advantage of all the appropriate support and rehabilitation stages on offer. Sober living homes provide an additional opportunity to gain the necessary skills needed for long term recovery. Effectively, a practice phase where we reintegrate into…

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Risks of Binge Drinking Regularly

For many people, binging happens on occasion – college graduation, bachelorette party, or a trip out of town. However, binge drinking can have some serious consequences. Some of the binging’s immediate consequences include underage drinking, risky behavior, drinking, driving, or alcohol poisoning. Long-term effects can include health problems, substance abuse, financial problems, job loss, or…

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Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal

Millions of people deal with alcohol use disorder in the United States. Although people know that alcohol is harming their lives and bodies, they struggle to quit using alcohol and begin the path to sobriety. One reason is they fear the discomfort and pain that comes from alcohol withdrawal. Going through the withdrawal process alone…

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Ways to Start Helping an Alcoholic

An alcoholic is a person who has developed a psychological and physical dependence on alcohol. This dependence negatively affects their professional and personal relationships, ultimately adversely affecting their lives and even health. It can be difficult watching a friend or a loved one suffer from alcoholism. Though it is entirely up to the person’s willingness…

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Knowing the Signs of Relapse

On your road to recovery, you will battle emotions and temptations that could lead you to use substances again—those receiving treatment for substance addiction experience at least one relapse during recovery. The good news is, understanding relapse helps you prevent it. This post will identify the signs of a relapse and highlight why it is…