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6 Steps for Setting Boundaries with Someone in Recovery

When someone pursues recovery, your relationship with them can change for the better. By setting up boundaries early on and communicating your feelings effectively, you and your loved one can develop a mutual respect that tends to your needs just as much as their sobriety. Follow these 6 important steps from Addiction Recovery Coach Rick Lepkowski.

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What Does It Feel Like to Go Through Drug Withdrawal?

Drug and alcohol withdrawal is a painful and disruptive period of time, but there are ways to alleviate these difficult symptoms. By using pain management tools and healthy coping mechanisms, experiencing withdrawal can be more manageable.

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Detox vs. Rehab? Which is Right for You?

Although many use these terms interchangeably, detox and rehab each have their own purpose. While detox primarily focuses on addressing the physical effects that addiction has had on the body, rehab focuses more on the psychological effects.

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Sober Fun

Celebrating Clear: How to Have a Sober Super Bowl Party

“Every experience in life is a chance to grow and embrace who we truly are. Sobriety offers the opportunity to rediscover ourselves and live authentically, free from the chains of addiction.” -Russell Brand Anticipation is growing for the 58th Super Bowl scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada this upcoming Sunday, February 11th. Whether […]
Addiction Treatment

What is Motivational Interviewing in Addiction Treatment?

Motivational Interviewing can support long-term addiction recovery and reduce the risk of relapse. Discover more about this therapy approach.
Drug Addiction

What is Kratom? Everything You Need to Know

Kratom use is surging in the US. People are seeking out the drug for its calming and stimulating effects, but they are also unaware of the harmful side effects and risk of addiction.
Mental Health

Trauma Bonding: What is it and What You Should Know

Trauma bonding is an insecure attachment that happens in romantic situations but can also present itself in other ways. Learn more about trauma bonding here.
Wellness

4 Things That Are Keeping You Up at Night

When you can’t get enough sleep, you can’t function. Learn how to get better sleep at night with a few easy lifestyle changes.
Family Wellness

10 Things To Expect From a Nar-Anon Meeting

If you are a family member or friend of someone dealing with addiction, take solace in Nar-Anon support groups designed to address any concerns about their use.
Opioids

What is Tianeptine? Side Effects, Risks, and Addiction

People are using tianeptine or “gas station heroin” to reduce depression and improve brain function. Find out the risks of this dietary supplement.
Drug Addiction

Xanax: How It Affects Your Mind and Body

Xanax is the 5th most prescribed drug in the US. Learn about the effects it can have on the mind and body.
Mental Health

What Does Gaslighting Mean? Gaslighting Examples & More

If someone is questioning your memory or downplaying your feelings, you might be a victim of gaslighting. See common examples of gaslighting and learn about solutions.
Addiction Treatment

How to Find the Right Sponsor in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Recovery is a lifelong journey that requires support from others. Learn how to find the right sponsor in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
Alcohol

Can Binge Drinking Lead to Liver Disease?

Heavy drinking has many effects on the body. Explore the link between binge drinking and liver disease and what you can do.
Recovery

Making Amends: How to Repair the Damage Caused by Active Addiction

Making amends is part of the 12 Step process and is beneficial to long-term recovery. Why it matters and how you and your loved one can heal from past trauma.