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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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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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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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Are Family Roles in Addiction Treatment Important?

What is Family Therapy? A person living with a substance use disorder often finds themselves in conflict with the world around them. The drug or drink becomes their priority, and relationships invariably suffer as a result. Selfish behavior abounds.  Often the people who love the addicted person live in fear. Fear of unpredictable or angry …

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The Link Between Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse

Behavioral health and substance abuse are inherently connected. The reasons why are complex and worth learning about. Let’s explore the relationship between mental health substance abuse and treatment.     Addiction is a Behavioral Health Disorder The first way behavioral health and substance abuse are connected is simple. Substance abuse is a behavioral health disorder. If …

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