Money as a Relapse Trigger

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Once a person completes their rehab treatment they must make the transition to living their everyday life as a sober person. This involves using strategies and skills they learned in their recovery program to deal effectively with triggers that could potentially lead to a relapse. The most commonly known triggers are people and places that […]

The Importance of Having Fun In Recovery

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When a lot of people think about sobriety, their focus is usually on the activities an addicted person is not doing. While stopping substance abuse is a very important first step, it will be very difficult to maintain sobriety without other activities to fill in the hole left in your time and energy. A life […]

Could Online Therapy Be Right for You?

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Living on the cusp of the twenty-first century, we have unprecedented access to technology that can connect us with people. There has never been more ways for people to communicate with each other, allowing people from all over the world to connect with each other. In this new context, many therapists, counselors, and researchers are […]

The Role Your Parents Can Play In Developing Self Esteem

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Childhood emotional development has a big impact on behavior, relationships, social skills, and learning capabilities in later adult life. The early childhood years are especially formative when it comes to self esteem. Having a healthy sense of self esteem can help a child perform better at school, enjoy fulfilling relationships, and just generally lead a […]

The Importance Of “Alone Time”

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Solitude is something that has become increasingly difficult to find in today’s modern world. It is also something that is not talked about or valued as much as it was in the past. This is quite unfortunate because it means that more and more people are unaware of the value of being alone, and the […]

Facing Summer Break With An Eating Disorder

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Anyone who is struggling with an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia knows how challenging the summer months can be. Without school responsibilities to occupy time, and an increased emphasis on body image, summer break can be one of the toughest times of the year. This is why it’s not surprising that many eating disorder […]

Social Skills And Recovery

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Social skills training can be a very valuable tool for anyone in addiction recovery. This type of behavioral therapy is done under the guidance of a trained therapist who helps their client learn basic social skills that help them better manage their emotions, cope with difficult feelings, encourage healthy relationships with the people in their […]

Dealing With An Alcoholic Spouse

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There are a number of ways to tell if your spouse’s drinking habit has shifted from harmless social drinking to alcoholism. It may seem like alcoholism will have obvious signs that anyone can recognize, but when it affects someone that you see everyday, the warning signs may not be so big and dramatic. Learning how […]

Building a New Life After Addiction

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Quitting an addiction can mean so much more than focusing on staying abstinent from drugs or alcohol. Sobriety is easier to maintain when you make major changes in your life and leave behind many of the negative habits, people and places that contributed to your addiction. Because you may have to give up some of […]