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Five Common Addiction Triggers

During recovery, triggers can cause relapses. Common addiction triggers are environments, situations, emotions, and people that can cause you to experience cravings and potentially relapse. Whether you receive treatment at an outpatient or inpatient treatment center, common addiction triggers still put you at risk for relapsing following discharge. Everyone has unique triggers, but common addiction triggers…

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What is Chronic Relapse?

During recovery from addiction, relapse is always a risk. Relapse happens after you begin using and abusing drugs or alcohol after you have achieved short-term or long-term sobriety. Chronic relapse is also a potential complication during recovery. However, what is a chronic relapse? During recovery, nearly half of people experience a relapse. Relapses can vary…

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Fun Non Alcoholic Halloween Drinks

Halloween usually invokes scary thoughts of demons, goblins, and haunted houses. However, a recovering alcoholic’s biggest fear might be a relapse. After all, October 31st is often celebrated under the influence at wild costume parties. Nonetheless, getting sober doesn’t have to cancel the Halloween fun. There’re plenty of ways to have a blast without booze,…

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How We Should Be Preventing Addiction

What would your present-day self tell your younger self? If you’re struggling with chemical dependency, you might warn yourself. But how early can preventing addiction begin? More importantly, what do you do when you’re already dealing with it in your life? Preventing Addiction Starts before the Preteen Years Government officials track the ages of drug…

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How to Prevent Relapse

Addiction is a disease, and maintaining sobriety requires constant support and management. Relapse can happen even among people who complete extended rehab programs. However, there are several ways that they can prevent relapse. At the very least, having a plan can help those who relapse get back on track. Understand the Stages of Relapse Relapse…