The Importance of Setting Healthy Boundaries with An Addict

Boundaries are an important part of any relationship, whether with friends, family, or a partner, but when the other person is an addict, they become crucial to the survival of the relationship. Learning to set healthy boundaries with an addict will enable you to move on with your life without taking responsibility for their actions,…

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5 Ways to Bounce Back After Relapse

Whether you’ve been clean or sober for weeks, months, or years, a relapse can hurt. Most of us immediately judge ourselves and may be depressed, angry, and unmotivated about our recovery prospects. However, while a relapse is not ideal, it is important to recognize that you are not the only one who has experienced this…

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Does Gender Matter in Recovery?

While drug and alcohol addiction are devastating for both men and women, studies have shown that addiction affects each of us differently, including the fact that we are often drawn to different types of drugs. While I was in treatment, I learned that my response to certain drugs, and the likelihood of becoming addicted to…

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How to Recognize a High Functioning Alcoholic

Most of us think of alcoholics as a stereotype, a person who can’t keep a job, who prioritizes alcohol over everything else, and who is actively and visibly drunk much or most of the time. While this stereotype can and does apply, as much as 19.5% of the 17.6 million people who qualify as alcohol…

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Seven Tips for Setting Realistic Recovery Goals

One of the most important things I learned in treatment is the importance of setting goals. Goals are key to achieving our aspirations and even our dreams. Setting goals has helped me to prioritize, enhanced my confidence, and motivated me to grow as a person.

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7 Excuses People Use to Avoid Treatment

Today, addiction affects some 23.5 million Americans who are held captive by their dependence on drugs, alcohol, and prescription pills. These numbers coincide with our increasingly stressful and busy lives, as more and more Americans turn to substances for relief from stress, poverty, home life, and even boredom.

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What is Naloxone?

Naloxone can save the life of a person who is experiencing an opioid overdose! Naloxone is a well-known drug in many circles, especially in drug rehab, emergency care and by first responders. It’s often a lifesaver or considered the second chance drug because it reverses the effects of an overdose of opioids. Naloxone has been…

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