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Why Your Counselor Deserves More Respect in Rehab (and How to Listen Better)

 Substance abuse counselors provide a necessary support system for individuals recovering from eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues, gambling addictions, and other behavioral issues. By forming a relationship built on trust with their patients, counselors provide the support, resources, and judgement-free guidance that patients can utilize on their road to addiction recovery. Counselors in this…

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 If You Want to Dive Deeper Into Your Spirituality, These 4 Tips May Help

Recovery programs are based on many different things, including psychological principles of working through trauma to address addiction. Eventually, people start learning about possible triggers, emotions, and processing through difficult circumstances to recover and stay sober. To leave out any spirituality can leave out a huge component of recovery. Any way a person identifies with…

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How Do People Regain Trust in Marriage After Rehab? 

Addiction does not just take a toll on the person who experiences the damages. Everyone around them experiences the effects of it, including the lying, stealing, and often cheating that go along with addiction. Figuring out how to rebuild trust within marriage for partners can be difficult once it has been broken. It takes time…

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What is a Good Addiction Treatment Program?

A treatment program for people with addiction helps them navigate their recovery with the help of trained therapists and individuals who understand the power of drugs and alcohol. Substance abuse treatment programs offer best practices on how to help people understand the nature of addiction, treat underlying causes, support mental health issues, and help them…

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Pets May Be Your Best Friend in Recovery

People who love dogs know how a big pair of eyes and wagging tail can be a mood booster after a long day. There is nothing like a bark and kisses from a puppy or other animal that faithfully waited for you to get home to be loved. Often, pets provide that love in return…

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How to Enhance Resiliency in the Face of Adversity

When a person survives natural disasters, are victims of abuse, or neglect, or face other trials in life, they may struggle for a time to understand the complexities of what happened. Trauma can be a major setback for people. Everyone endures hardship now and then but it is how a person responds that matters. Feeling…

Healing from Trauma and Addiction

“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).” Traumatic events can lead to substance use as a way to cope with emotional or physical…