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Should Treatment Goals Be Incentivized?

Should Treatment Goals Be Incentivized? Contingency Management (CM) is a new strategy being used for some people in recovery from addiction. It is a method of therapeutic support which provides incentives for people to achieve recovery goals. They receive tangible rewards when they reach milestones, including a number of therapy sessions or consecutive negative urine

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What is Eustress and is it Healthy?

Stress is not just perceived, it is a felt response to the environment. Whether it is daily stress or bumps in the road, stress can be sneaky. Whether or not you know it, stress can impact your health and life. Learn more about how to combat it by focusing on eustress, a healthier alternative to

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Why Atychiphobia (Fear of Failure) Does Not Have the Final Say

Phobias are irrational fears related to certain objects or situations. Having an irrational and persistent fear of failing can really derail your thoughts, your body, and hijack your recovery. The last thing you need is to let it get the best of you when you are already fighting so hard to stay sober and clean.

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What Are Peer Recovery Specialists?

When you wake up after a drug overdose, or you are struggling in recovery, there are people there who can support your recovery. These people are former substance users who have overcome the struggle and are in recovery. If you are fortunate to connect with a peer recovery specialist, you will be offered a source

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Stop Ruminating: 5 Ways to Press Hold on Repetitive Thoughts

Once you get stuck in a pattern of ruminating thoughts, it is harder to get out of it. By not entering this way of thinking, you put a stop to them before they even start. Prevention is key, but it takes time to learn skills for how best to handle the triggers for rumination and

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What is a Wet Drug?

Drugs can result in serious, often fatal repercussions. The origins of wet drugs dates back to the 1970s. People who used marijuana began dipping cigarettes or joints in a liquid form of PCP. Some drug dealers actually used embalming fluid to augment marijuana cigarettes, which led to it being used in other things. This use

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What Are the Benefits of Group Therapy in Recovery?

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction makes you question the value of what is really helpful in staying sober. It may be hard to find help, open up, or talk to a small group of people about your issues. It can be anxiety-ridden, trying to decide how to approach this issue but there are myriad

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Therapy is Not About Being Happy, it’s About Being Healthy

Being happy is kind of the ‘in’ thing to do right now, but that does not mean happiness is going to find everyone at the same time, if at all. Sometimes people really struggle with finding true happiness and joy. In the end, it is about being healthy, more than being happy, and there is

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Why Do People Gain Weight in Sobriety?

Gaining weight in sobriety is not something everyone thinks about when it comes to helping out with their health in recovery. People who gain weight in sobriety make up nearly three quarters of those who drink or use drugs. When it comes to being healthy, it takes some intentionality to focus on keeping weight off

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Ready, Set, Goals: How to Move Forward in Recovery

The start of a new year comes with relief that last year is behind and the new one lies ahead, full of possibility. It is the perfect time to reassess certain areas of life and make much-needed changes. It is difficult to figure out how to move forward without really setting goals and priorities. Learn

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