How to Cope with Unsupportive Family Members in Recovery

Empathy May Play a Role in Relapse: Here’s Why

Empathy May Play a Role in Relapse: Here’s Why Empathy is the ability to relate to people’s emotions. This trait helps people identify with others, their feelings, and support them. Having this emotion is extremely important to support those in recovery from drugs or alcohol. Learn more about this trait its role in relapse. Empathy…

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What Are Some Tips for Coping with Withdrawal Mood Swings?

What Are Some Tips for Coping with Withdrawal Mood Swings?

What Are Some Tips for Coping with Withdrawal Mood Swings? Alcohol withdrawal packs a punch. It his a wide range of physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms. Some are handled medically, others may be managed with counseling. There is no secret ‘recovery tool’ sitting in your drawer ready to go. However, there may be some ways…

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How to Make Those Recovery Resolutions Stick in 2019

How to Make Those Recovery Resolutions Stick in 2019

How to Make Those Recovery Resolutions Stick in 2019 When a new year begins, people start to think about making commitments and resolutions. Recovery is always a time of processing and evaluating where you are and where you are going. This is the time to improve on that even more by looking over those recovery…

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What Do I Do if I Fall Off the Wagon?

What Do I Do if I Fall Off the Wagon?

What Do I Do if I Fall Off the Wagon? People who struggle with substance use disorder can experience a relapse at any time. It can seemingly come out of nowhere, but there are ways to build a stronger foundation that may resist temptations to use alcohol or drugs. The trick is to turn a…

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How Do I Cope with Loneliness in Sobriety?

How Do I Cope with Loneliness in Sobriety?

How Do I Cope with Loneliness in Sobriety? When people gain sobriety, whether it is for the first time, or a subsequent time, loneliness can be pervasive. Some people are unprepared for how to cope with the feelings that come up as a result of becoming sober. It means assessing who your friends are, what…

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What Role Does Diet Play for a Recovering Addict?

It is important for a recovering addict and those in their support system to understand the huge impact that nutrition can play in aiding them to overcome their addiction. Did you know that fat is the only thing that contains more calories per gram than alcohol? So it is easy to understand why drinking alcohol…

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Xanax Medication Can Be Dangerous

Many people are prescribed anti-anxiety medications to help them during a difficult time in their lives. Sadly, many of these medications are addictive. One off the most popular anti-anxiety medications is Xanax and it is also one of the most addictive. What Is Xanax? Medical News Today describes Xanax as an anti-anxiety medication that was…

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Addiction and Treatment in a Professional Population

Addiction and Treatment in a Professional Population by: Jay A. Weiss, M.D. ASAM, ABAM This article addresses the high rate of addiction among professionals and outlines successful treatment for licensed professionals. Source documents include the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Principles of Addiction Medicine Textbook and the American Society of Addiction Medicine overview article…

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The Opioid Epidemic

A telling article published by the New York Times gives an insightful look into the lives of people just like you who are hiding the terrible secret of drug addiction. Everywhere you look people are talking about the opioid epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 52,000 Americans died of…

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