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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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Teens

ZYN: What You Need to Know About Nicotine Pouches

Zyns are the rage among young adults. Find out zyn nicotine pouches side effects and what these substances can do in the long-term.
Teens

What is a BORG? Harm Reduction Strategy or Binge-Drinking Disguised?

The viral TikTok trend – BORGs – is being called a “hangover-proof” drink by teens. But there’s a catch. Here’s everything you need to know.
Drug Addiction

Misunderstandings About Addiction: 9 Common Myths Debunked

There are many misconceptions about addiction that can create stigma surrounding the disease. Here we separate the facts about addiction from myths.
Recovery

Happy Hormones and the Science of Addiction

“Happy hormones” help with joy, relationships, and regulating stress and anxiety. Read how addiction can disrupt these hormones and what to do.
Relationships

Avoiding Toxic Family Relationships in Recovery

Sometimes you need to leave unhealthy friendships behind in recovery. Learn about toxic family relationships and how to handle them.
Relationships

Single & Sober on Valentine’s Day? Beat the Blues

Being single and sober on Valentine’s Day has its challenges, but you can still enjoy the day and your recovery. Keep reading for advice.
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.