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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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How to Set SMART Goals in Recovery

Setting SMART goals in recovery can help you achieve health, wellbeing & long-term sobriety. Learn some examples of SMART goals.
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What Doctors Are Doing About the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic and crisis keeps getting worse – but what are doctors doing about the problem? Learn how new guidelines are cracking down on prescription abuse.
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The 10 Stages of Relapse

Contrary to popular belief, relapse does not happen at random. Learn the ten stages of a relapse so you can seek help before a relapse occurs.
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How to Get Started with Fitness and Exercise in Recovery

Starting exercise in recovery has many more benefits than weight loss: a mind-body connection, natural endorphins, and self-esteem building.
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Grape Depression: Wine Mom Culture Normalizes Dangerous Drinking

Wine mom culture was at first comedic, but turned into a disturbing trend. Learn about the negative effects of binge drinking for women here.
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Addiction is a Family Disease

Addiction is a family disease that impacts everyone. Learn about resources that can help family members recover from addiction.
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8 Signs You Are Ready to Go to Rehab

You don’t need to be physically addicted to drugs or alcohol to need rehab. If substance abuse is causing negative effects in your life, it may be time to seek help. Here are 8 signs that you are ready to go to rehab.
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How Your Brain Heals After Quitting Heroin

After quitting heroin, your brain – and your body – begin to heal. Learn how stopping opiate abuse can lead to a healthier, happier life.
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How to Practice Self-Love

Cultivating self-love is no easy feat. But when you’re kinder to yourself, the benefits are endless. Find out how to start loving yourself.
Mental Health

Ask a Wellness Expert: The Importance of Self-Care in Addiction Recovery

Learning how to practice self-care can keep you grounded and ease stress. Read about self-care examples from a mental health professional.
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Why Do Some People Become Addicted While Others Don’t?

Ever wondered why one person can try drugs and be seemingly unaffected while another can become hooked after just one use?
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Build a Life You Love: How Routines Can Help You Thrive in Recovery

Developing a routine in recovery is a crucial step in building a new healthy lifestyle, reducing uncertainty, and creating the structure to support your well-being and sobriety. An organized routine […]