relapse prevention

The Importance of Relapse Prevention

Many mental health care professionals and patients look at relapse as an unavoidable part of the addiction recovery journey. The rate of relapse instances is high among patients with substance use disorders. Being informed and prepared for the possibility of relapse should be an essential part of any recovery or aftercare program. Not only can relapse…

rebuilding relationships

Rebuilding Relationships After Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction changes lives. It impacts the way a person communicates, how he or she sees themselves, and how they interact with others. It is very common for relationships to suffer significant damage even if the members of that relationship want things to improve. When this happens, addiction therapy programs can help by…

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Boredom in Early Recovery

Early recovery is a precarious time of finding a new life in sobriety and avoiding triggers for relapse. One major trigger during recovery that is often overlooked is boredom. Every person experiences boredom at some point in their lives, but it can be very dangerous for a recovering addict. Life can seem tedious and dull after living a life…

Warning Signs of Addiction

Warning Signs of Addiction

Identifying an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be difficult. Many people try to hide their substance use from those around them and explain away any issues that arise. As the addiction consumes a person’s life, hiding the signs will become more difficult. If you are worried that someone you care about is struggling with…

Crystal Meth and Your Health

Crystal Meth and Your Health

Learn the Facts About Crystal Meth  Methamphetamine is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It is a potent and highly addictive drug. Addiction can occur after just a few uses of crystal meth. It is a synthetic psychostimulant that has similar effects to cocaine. It is produced in illegal labs by combining ingredients…