relapse prevention

How Can Relapse Be Avoided?

For those suffering from a substance use disorder, the threat of relapse can feel omnipresent. Family and friends may worry that one wrong move will spell the end of their loved one’s sobriety. Relapse can hurt everyone involved and cause meaningful, long-term relationships to fall by the wayside. The tug of alcohol or drugs on…

a woman in nature to fight drug cravings

5 Ways to Fight Drug Cravings

Quitting any substance isn’t easy, but with the help of an addiction treatment center, you can get through successfully. As you go through drug rehab, however, you will have drug cravings. Therefore, it’s critical to know how to fight them so that you can overcome the issue you’re facing. Here are five ways to fight…

man smiling with group of friends bursting out of the mid-summer sobriety slump

Bust Out of the Mid-Summer Sobriety Slump with These 3 Tricks 

Recovery from addiction has its ups and downs, especially early on. At any point, a person can find themselves in a slump of sorts. This might be due to career changes, economic shifts, changes in their personal lives, or any number of things. Recovery is not easy and certainly does not come without its challenges.…

woman discussing some tips to stop procrastinating with senior man

What Are Some Tips to Stop Procrastination in its Tracks?

If you procrastinate, you likely have a difficult time staying on task and getting things done. Maybe you postpone, delay, and even put things off so long you cannot possibly finish it in time. This may be affecting your work, home, family, friendships, and other areas of your life causing more stress and anxiety than…

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Alcohol Cravings Can Be More Manageable with These 4 Tips

Alcohol cravings are a part of life for people in recovery. They take place without warning and can make management of symptoms very difficult. Alcohol cravings are manageable but only with some solid tips and tools under your belt. Find out how to beat the cravings one step at a time. Cognitive One way to…

6 Things That Can Help Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a complex disease that alters brain chemistry and puts a person a risk of severe mental and physical health issues. Getting help for a substance use disorder or addiction can seem overwhelming and scary. Treatment helps people transition to a healthy, substance-free life in recovery. In treatment, people also learn how to mend…

Recovery Life Map: 4 Steps to Following Your Aftercare Plan

The first step to recovery is to complete a treatment program to take you on the next part of your journey. Getting there can feel challenging but once you get there and complete it, aftercare is the next major step. Follow these strategies to help you transition into recovery with an aftercare life map. 4…