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Practicing Self-Forgiveness After Relapse

Practicing self-forgiveness after relapse is part of our healing process. We must learn not to see relapse as a failure. The fact is that relapse is part of the recovery journey for most of us. It isn’t required nor inevitable, but it is a reality. Learning to reframe relapse in the context of our wider …

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3 Ways Trauma Issues Can Affect Your Body

When we think about psychological trauma and its impacts, we usually think about mental and behavioral effects. But ideally, trauma-informed treatment addresses all the ways in which trauma can affect us, including effects on our health. If you or someone you care about is living with trauma, read on to learn how trauma issues can …

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment

Trauma-informed addiction treatment is one of the most promising trends in the field of substance use disorder treatment. It may be no surprise to you that most people have experienced trauma. We know that our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. But did you know trauma is the most frequent catalyst for …

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Trauma Treatment for Women in Recovery

Trauma treatment for women has the power to change lives. There is no overstating the impact that trauma can have on a woman’s relationships, career, family life and quality of life. There is virtually no part of a life that trauma does not touch. Because of the impact of traumatic experiences, deconstructing the trauma and …

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Helping Men Heal in Addiction Treatment

Trauma is a fact of life for millions of people, men and women alike. However, men and women experience trauma a bit differently. Male trauma is similar to female trauma in terms of many of the causes and symptoms. But differences in physiology, men’s role in society and gender politics all combine to make the …

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How Does Health Insurance Help You Pay for Rehab?

If you are considering addiction treatment for yourself or someone you care about, one of the first questions you’ll face is how to pay for it. Does insurance help pay for rehab? Does it cover residential treatment? How do you find out what your plan covers? Planning for rehab can be a challenge. Not only …

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How Long is the Addiction Recovery Process?

When we become aware that recovery is necessary, nearly every one of us needs direction—both the person who needs help and the people who care about them. In this piece, Promises Brazos Valley explores the length of the addiction recovery process, the difference between treatment and recovery, and what happens after rehab. Recovery is truly …

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Who Will Watch My Pet While I’m at Rehab?

Everyone loves their pets. With all the planning involved in going to treatment, inevitably, pet owners are going to wonder who will watch my pet? If you’re working on persuading a loved one to go to treatment, the pet boarding and pet sitting issue can be a factor too. This article is for any pet …

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Packing for Rehab: A General How-To Guide

Congratulations! You have reached a fork in the road, and you chose the path towards wellness. Knowing what to pack for rehab is the next item on your list. Packing for rehab is simpler than it might seem. The key is to be practical and remember that knowing what you should not bring can be …

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Getting Help for Substance Abuse Can Be Scary

Maybe it’s a problem. Maybe not. Maybe I can pull it together. This time it’s pretty bad, though. I really messed things up. I feel sick thinking about it.  I feel like crap. I am crap. I tried to stop before. But I can’t let this go.  Nah, then I’d have to be one of …

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