Why Does Shame Happen After Rehab?

Why Does Shame Happen After Rehab?

Shame is such a harmful emotion when it lingers around too long. It usually partners up with guilt to pummel you in recovery, just to remind you it is kicking butt and taking names. Active recovery requires looking at your baggage, including shame, and realizing there are ways to get rid of it that will…

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Is Vaping Marijuana Addictive?

Is Vaping Marijuana Addictive?

 People are talking about vaping now more than ever, especially with state jumping on board to legalize marijuana. Drug delivery services have changed with medical marijuana use, including the use of vape pens. Public smoking laws have provided ways to incentivize marijuana products people can smoke and even eat. There may be unseen consequences of…

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Are You Self-Medicating?

Are You Self-Medicating?

Drug use has reached into the millions for consumers of drugs and alcohol. Many millions have tried drugs and continue to use each day in spite of consequences. Some people even use it for self-medicating purposes. They might be trying to escape stress, trauma, discomfort, or symptoms of mental health issues. Different types of psychoactive…

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How Can I Have Fun at Night (but Stay Sober)? 

How Can I Have Fun at Night (but Stay Sober)? 

 Going out at night may be a thing of the past in recovery. Or is it? It does not necessarily have to stop you from having fun unless nightlife is triggering for you. If you are used to thinking going into the night is equated with drinking or using drugs, you may feel stressed to…

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What Does it Mean to Find Peace After Addiction? 

What Does it Mean to Find Peace After Addiction? 

 Recovery is not easy, but it is essential for people with addiction. It might mean medical detox, treatment for drugs or alcohol, or picking up some coping skills training. The time after rehab is the best time to focus on your needs and desires to stay clean and sober. Among them is the need to…

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Why Your Counselor Deserves More Respect in Rehab (and How to Listen Better)

Why Your Counselor Deserves More Respect in Rehab (and How to Listen Better)

 Substance abuse counselors provide a necessary support system for individuals recovering from eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues, gambling addictions, and other behavioral issues. By forming a relationship built on trust with their patients, counselors provide the support, resources, and judgement-free guidance that patients can utilize on their road to addiction recovery. Counselors in this…

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