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How to Understand Trauma

The internet has become an almost inseparable part of social life and communication for most of us. Social media has evolved from simple personal profiles and instant messaging to a source of news, education and entertainment. It connects us to people we know and to total strangers in exciting new ways. It empowers interactions that …

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Help Your Addiction Therapy with 3 Helpful Books

The connection between trauma and addiction has always been present, even if we have not always been aware of it. An encouraging trend towards trauma-informed care in the addiction therapy world is helping to shed more light upon the relationship. Trauma is such a profoundly personal phenomenon. It often takes years for people to become …

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Understanding Mental Health and Substance Use

You are bound to encounter the term dual diagnosis when learning about addiction treatment. But why is there so much emphasis on treating mental health and substance use disorders together? We know drugs and mental health problems frequently coincide. Research has shown at least 64% of addicted people are also living with a co-occurring mental …

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Choosing a Substance Use Treatment Center

The decision to enter a substance use treatment center is a pivotal moment in anyone’s life.   Choosing the right substance use treatment center can feel like a big responsibility. We want to do our best for ourselves or our loved one, but the search can feel overwhelming. Let us help you make sense of …

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3 Benefits of Traveling to an Out-of-State Rehab

Choosing the right place to go for substance use treatment can be tricky. Limiting yourself only to facilities within a short drive from home can substantially narrow your options. If you’re looking for treatment for a loved one, it may be tempting to avoid out-of-state rehab. Don’t forget that the most important thing is that …

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Out-of-State Rehab: 3 Ways to Show Support

Support is Critical to Your Loved One in Out-of-State Rehab When someone we love goes to treatment, a combination of emotions often washes over us. There is undoubtedly relief in seeing them getting help in an out-of-state rehab. But we’ll also miss our loved one and hope for their success. Watching someone you care about …

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What is a Relapse Prevention Plan?

What is a Relapse Prevention Plan? 3 Essentials for Your Toolbox Understanding how relapse occurs and how to prevent it is one of the wisest things you can do to protect your recovery. Putting a plan in place to prevent relapse is an excellent safety measure. You may have heard of them before, but what …

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I Relapsed Today. Did I Fail My Recovery?

If I Relapsed Today, Am I a Failure? I relapsed today. Three words that a recovering person might dread saying. But remember that recovery is about both truth and forgiveness. Recovery begins with honesty and acceptance. We said: I am powerless over my addiction. I believe that a power outside of myself can help me. …

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My Boyfriend Relapsed, Now What?

Knowing how to support someone who has relapsed can feel like a bit of a mystery sometimes. Maybe you’re asking yourself, “My boyfriend relapsed; what can I do about it?” Simply admitting that truth to yourself is a great start. Say it out loud to yourself. More than once if you need to. “My boyfriend …

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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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