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The First Four Steps in Stopping Your Drug Use

The First Four Steps in Stopping Your Drug Use

The early steps in stopping drug use are not easy, but they are simple. With them recovery is within your reach, and a drug-free life can become yours. By overcoming stigma, asking for help, accessing the support of recovery programs and professionals and beginning treatment, you can have a healthy, happy and rewarding life free from active substance abuse. Overcome the Stigma Addiction is a treatable disease, but it is rarely understood as...

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6 Ways to Guard Against Relapse When Transitioning Back to Living Alone

6 Ways to Guard Against Relapse When Transitioning Back to Living Alone

To discourage relapse, rehab centers encourage recovering addicts to find strong support in their personal and professional lives. Many people often find this support in family members and friends, but, if you live alone after treatment ends, then you may have to put a bit more effort to ensure that your lifestyle supports sobriety. After rehab ends, to guard yourself against relapse while also living alone, consider the following six...

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Physical Activity, Staying Busy and Living Sober

Physical Activity, Staying Busy and Living Sober

A sober life is not a boring, inactive life. Finding recovery means doing more than taking drugs away; it means adding richness, health and depth to your life. It means finding passions and interests and staying busy and active. A sober life is a fuller, more enjoyable life than a life of active addiction. This does not mean recovery is easy, but it does mean a sober life is worth the effort. Any work put toward a drug-free life returns multiple...

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Sexual Assault and Addiction

Sexual Assault and Addiction

Addiction is highly correlated with sexual assault. A report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse states that as many as 80 percent of women seeking addiction treatment report histories of sexual or physical assault. Although sexual assault is less common among men, the consequences can be equally devastating. Results of Sexual Trauma A report by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs examined sexual trauma among military personnel and noted...

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