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How to Cope With Grief in Recovery

Grief never comes at a convenient time. Most associate grief with the loss of a friend or a loved one, but it can also come after a job layoff, a child going off to college, your closest friend moving across the country, or from losing an addiction. While certainly less common, grief during recovery does…

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Evidence Based Addiction Therapy

For the last several decades, researchers have worked hard to establish standards for addiction treatment. They’ve determined several evidence based addiction therapy techniques that are effective. As this term suggests, these treatments have research to back up their effectiveness. Common Evidence Based Addiction Therapy Approaches When you seek evidence-based treatment, you ensure that your time…

Dangers of Dating an Addict.

Dangers of Dating an Addict

If you were talking to your best friend, you’d be warning the person to stay away from dating an addict. However, here you are in precisely this position. You didn’t realize it at first, but now it’s glaringly apparent. What are the dangers of continuing this relationship? Will You Become an Enabler? You understand that…

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Using Al Anon Family Groups for Support

Addiction is rarely a condition that impacts just one person. Instead, a single drug or alcohol addiction can have adverse effects on the entire family and even their whole community. When a person struggling with addiction needs recovery treatment, his or her family members might also need support. That’s where an addiction recovery group steps in. Al Anon…

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How Substance Abuse Affects the Family

At some point, addicted people will expose their behavior and make it clear something is amiss. Rightfully, we all have great concern for the addicted individual whose life is crumbling around them. What we don’t talk much about is the collateral damage an individual’s substance addiction creates around them. To be fair, we need to…

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Do Rehabs Have LGBTQ Support Groups?

Whether or not you identify as a member of the LGBTQ community, the process of overcoming addiction remains mostly the same. Getting sober still requires detox and then rehab. However, it can be incredibly helpful to have peer support along the way. That’s why many rehab programs like Beaches Recovery offer LGBTQ support groups. What…

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Motivational Interviewing Techniques

Many counseling approaches can help you address mental disorders such as addiction. However, treatment won’t go far unless you have the motivation to change. Motivational interviewing techniques help you find motivation within yourself. 5 Common Motivational Interviewing Techniques During motivational interviewing therapy, a counselor can use a range of techniques to guide you toward change.…

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The AA Big Book: A Blueprint for Sobriety

Getting sober isn’t easy. However, there are many treatment programs to guide people. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of the most well-known because it uses a blueprint to help people achieve sobriety. This blueprint comes in the form of the AA Big Book. The History of the Book First published in 1939, the Big Book…

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How Addiction Affects Family and Friends

Regarding addiction, many people only consider the physical and mental effects to those with the disease. They may not recognize how addiction affects family and friends. However, these individuals also suffer great hardships when loved ones have an addiction. Top Problems That Result From How Addiction Affects Family and Friends All families are different, so…