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The Role Counseling Plays in Your Recovery

The Role Counseling Plays in Your Recovery

Participating in counseling is an important part of finding recovery and developing a sober life that is full and rewarding, as well as a key component of avoiding relapse. As WebMD[1] shares, “Addiction is more than a physical dependence on drugs. Even after detox, when physical dependence is cured, addicts are at high risk for relapse.” Only treating the physical aspects of addiction leaves individuals vulnerable to relapse. This is...

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Leaving a Legacy of Sobriety

Leaving a Legacy of Sobriety

Addiction often runs in families, a sad fact that happily does not have to be an immovable sentence for future generations. If parents, siblings or other close family members seek recovery, they can leave a legacy of love, health and sobriety. Be There to Leave a Legacy Drug or alcohol use has a real and negative influence on physical health. The National Institute on Drug Abuse[1] explains, “People who suffer from addiction often have one or...

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Walking a Common Path to Recovery

Walking a Common Path to Recovery

The field of addiction treatment is ever changing. What was once a stigmatized or ignored science is becoming more and more mainstream, which means that medical professionals have widely studied and better understand addiction than ever before. This is great news for people who struggle with substance abuse issues, as treatment is both advanced and easy to find, but it also means that new and emerging practices are everywhere. It can be...

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Mending Personal Relationships in Recovery

Mending Personal Relationships in Recovery

Addiction is a family disease, a community disease and a national epidemic. Addiction is not an isolated event, and as much as individuals using drugs or alcohol may try to convince themselves their actions only affect themselves and not those they love, this simply is not the case. Changes in relationships are defining features of addiction as the American Society of Addiction Medicine[1] (ASAM) considers, “Diminished recognition of...

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