relapse prevention tips during the coronavirus

Relapse prevention tips during the coronavirus are more important than ever for members of the addiction recovery community, according to experts in the treatment field. Because of COVID-19, thousands of recovery meetings around the world have been impacted. And while many recovery programs have moved to the digital space where online meetings are being held…

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signs someone is addicted to fentanyl

In determining the signs someone is addicted to fentanyl, it’s best to start from ground zero: What exactly is this drug that gets so much media attention, and why in the world would anyone who has a problem with drugs actively pursue the use of a substance that’s so deadly? Because make no mistake: It’s…

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dealing with illness while in recovery from addiction

Dealing with illness while in recovery from addiction is no picnic, especially for newly sober individuals whose memories of using and drinking to numb and escape are still vivid. In fact, the onset of cold- and flu-like symptoms is enough to trigger flashbacks to those in recovery from addiction, particularly individuals whose drugs of choice…

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Al-Anon

For loved ones of addicts and alcoholics, the chaos of addiction and alcoholism is sometimes replaced by the uncertainty of sobriety, and that’s where Al-Anon can help. Yes, their spouses, sons, daughters or parents have gotten help for their affliction. They may have spent 30 days at a residential treatment facility like Cornerstone of Recovery.…

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how can I enjoy the Super Bowl sober?

The biggest sports event of the year is less than two weeks away, and for football fans in early recovery, a single question looms large: How can I enjoy the Super Bowl sober? To be clear, safeguarding sobriety is a decision everyone in recovery has to make, regardless of how long they’ve been clean and…

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It’s Christmas Eve, you’re barely hanging on to your sanity and you’re desperate for the nudge you need to make that phone call, but you can’t shake the thought: Why should I go to rehab now? As you family gathers to celebrate the holidays, with or without you, you may be wrestling with the decision…

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inpatient vs. outpatient addiction treatment

After an addict or an alcoholic decides to do something about his or her problem, the most important question they’ll need to answer is this: Is residential inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment a better choice? Let’s face it: Making the decision to get help, while never easy, is just the beginning of the process. Like…

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