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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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Health Risks of Heavy Drinking in Young Adults

For many young adults, alcohol begins to play an outsized role in their social lives. If you spend a lot of your free time at parties where beer and other alcoholic beverages are readily available, you might have experienced peer pressure to binge drink, even if you didn’t originally...

Why Family Support Is Essential in Addiction Recovery

When your loved one enters treatment for substance abuse, you may hear the phrase, “Addiction is a family disease.” What does that mean? The disease of addiction affects everyone in your family, but any dysfunction within your family dynamic may have directly or indirectly paved the way for the...

Enjoying a Sober Super Bowl

Whether you’re a diehard NFL fan or someone who only watches the big game for the commercials and the halftime show, you’re probably one of the millions of Americans excited about tuning in to the big game this weekend. However, as a person working on your recovery, you might...

How Can You Avoid Digital Burnout?

We live in an increasingly tech-driven society. You likely have a smartphone, as well as a laptop and maybe even a tablet. Thanks to the smart home revolution of recent years, it’s now possible to control everything from your lights to your thermostat through a convenient app. While technology...

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Ways to Sneak Volunteering Into a Busy Schedule

Volunteering is one of those aspects of life most of us wish we could find time to do more often. Even when you start with good intentions, you might find volunteering falling further and further down your to-do list when your schedule gets hectic and other responsibilities intrude into...

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