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Relapse Prevention Plan

Relapse is one of the biggest risks to anyone who has an addiction. Even in the very best situations, you may feel at risk from time to time. When that happens to you, you may be unsure of what to do or how to recover. Having a relapse prevention plan in place can offer some…

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Stress Management Tips

Stress is an important tool for the brain and body. When you feel stress, that is your brain’s way of getting you ready to deal with some type of struggle you’re facing. The problem is that today, many people are stressed all of the time. That puts you at risk for a variety of complications,…

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Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs can be abused by anyone – those who they were prescribed for or those who obtain them illicitly and use them. Any time these drugs are used outside of a prescription, they put people at risk. Often, they can lead to addiction as well. Understanding what the most commonly abused prescription drugs are may…

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Benzos and Alcohol

Benzodiazepines, or benzos and alcohol should not be combined. Yet, this can happen both on accident and as a way of enhancing the use of the drug. Benzos are used to help treat a variety of health complications including anxiety disorders, sleeping problems, and seizures. They are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs today, but…

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Drinking and Social Media

How are drinking and social media connected? For many people, social media is a place to spend time, relax, and just have some fun. Yet, it can also become a high-risk scenario for many people. If you see what others are doing, you may want to engage in it as well. This is where addiction can…

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Loneliness and Addiction

What is the link between loneliness and addiction? Many people who are lonely are at risk for developing an addiction. Likewise, many people who have an addiction are typically facing loneliness. Why does this happen? There are many potential reasons for it to occur, but in every situation, there is help available to you. Our team…

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Opioids vs Opiates

Opioids vs opiates – the two terms are often used interchangeably but are often misunderstood. No matter which version you use, both types have contributed to the early death of over 480,000 people from 1999 through 2018, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These figures are very scary, especially if you realize you…

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Stress and Relapse

Why do people relapse? If this was fully understood, it would be possible to find ways to avoid the onset of relapse once you have completed treatment at a residential treatment program. Yet, one key thing we do know is that stress and relapse often go together. When a person is facing significant stress and…