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Manage Stress After Rehab

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Managing Stress After Rehab Successful recovery can be a demanding job. Add to it the pressures of daily life—work, family, relationships, finances—and the result can be considerable stress that may rob you of health and strength. No wonder the National Institute on Drug Abuse rates stress as the leading cause of relapse into drug or alcohol dependency. However, there are many productive ways to manage stress after rehab during any stage of your healing. Listen to Your Body During Recovery Your body will send you signals that it is in need […]
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Have Fun Sober: 4 Ways to Spend Your Friday Night

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In the past, your idea of a fun Friday night might have involved binge drinking or taking pills. However, now that you’re on the path to recovery, these pastimes are no longer an option. We know a big part of staying sober is making sure you occupy your time and have fun. The reasons many people become addicted in the first place - stress, depression, and even boredom - can lead many people astray in their recovery. So, what else can you do to have some fun on the weekend? Here’s four entertaining suggestions that will keep you from relapsing.
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Telling Your Loved Ones About Your Addiction Recovery

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How To Tell Your Family About Your Addiction Recovery As drugs or alcohol began to play a larger role in your life, you may have also started to alienate your friends and family. Whether it was a conscious or unconscious choice, the fact is that you’ve probably not been as open about your addiction as you should have. That means that they may not understand what you’re going through, especially if they’ve never met anyone suffering from addiction before. They may also hold misconceptions about what addiction recovery entails. In […]
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Four Reasons Why Alcoholism Isn’t Controllable Through Moderation

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Have you said or heard the following? “My drinking really isn’t a problem.” “I can stop any time I want to.” “I’m not addicted, I don’t have withdrawal.” These are some of the more common phrases said by those who don’t consider their use of alcohol a problem. Although many of these people are not losing their homes or their jobs due to addiction, there can still be side effects and outcomes that are harmful to their health and relationships, whether they identify their addiction or not. Those who use […]
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After Rehab: 6 Goals for Your First 6 Months

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After Rehab Be Careful About Setting Goals The months that follow rehab are some of the most intimidating times during recovery. Figuring out what you will do after rehab and how to live a sober life can be challenging at first. You have to be careful about setting goals. Goals are important: can help you to see the big picture and give you something to strive for. But poorly thought out goals that are too hard to achieve can also make you more likely to relapse. Distant goals and words […]
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