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Eliminating Toxic Influences in Recovery

Getting and staying sober is a lifelong process of learning, growth and acceptance. While you will undoubtedly add many joys to your life along the pathway to recovery, you’ll also discover some things you need to leave behind – one of which is negativity. Toxic influences such as old drinking and drug buddies...

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Stress and Coping in Self-Quarantine

This April marks the 28th annual Stress Awareness Month, which is falling at a uniquely opportune time, as most of us are experiencing higher-than-average levels of stress and anxiety due to coronavirus. If you’re observing self-quarantine and are struggling to cope with the resulting feelings of unease or worry,...

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Ways to Stay Active Without Leaving the House

If you’re observing self-quarantine to keep yourself and others healthy during the coronavirus pandemic, you may have started to run out of ideas for staving off boredom. Before you give in and plop yourself in front of the TV for yet another uninspiring Netflix binge, consider these ideas for...

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Self-Care Strategies When You’re Homebound

Amid all the news about the COVID-19 crisis, it’s easy to feel mentally and emotionally overwhelmed. And to top it off, the need for social distancing has probably prevented you from doing many of your normal self-care activities, such as going to the gym, attending your group therapy meetings...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Overcoming an addiction involves not only committing to significant lifestyle changes, but also thinking differently about yourself and your relationships. Negativity is one common characteristic of addiction. A form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy has proven highly effective for addiction treatment because it helps people learn to change...

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Young Adult Drug Treatment: Parents’ Guide

Our society commonly views the high school and college years as a time to experiment with alcohol and drugs. Countless popular movies and TV shows depict students going to all-night parties or on rowdy trips where there’s no adult supervision and reckless behavior is the norm. These cultural expectations may...

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Signs You May Have a Drinking or Drug Problem

Drinking and drug use often begins recreationally. When socializing with friends, many young adults use alcohol or drugs to fit in or to experiment with the side effects of various substances. Some people have no problem knowing their limits and keeping their substance use casual. As a result, they...

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