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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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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.
Alcohol

10 Reasons Not to Drink Alcohol

It is no secret that alcohol is damaging to your health, but you may surprised to learn just how much it can affect your mind and body. Here are 10 common side effects of alcohol consumption.
Family Wellness

Are You Addicted to Codependency?

Codependency can deeply impact your mental health. Recognize the signs of codependency and start mending your relationship.
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Supporting a Partner with Anxiety: Ways to Help Them and Yourself

Having a partner with an anxiety disorder can be hard. Learn about how you can support your partner and keep your own mental health in check.
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How to Reduce Alcohol Cravings

Are you having urges to drink? Learn how to manage or reduce alcohol cravings by following these coping strategies.
Mental Health

What is Attachment Theory? Is There a Link Between Addiction and Attachment Disorder?

Understanding attachment style theory can strengthen the relationship between yourself and others. See why it is important in recovery.
Drug Addiction

Tips for Moms in Recovery, From a Mom in Recovery

It can be difficult to maintain sobriety, family, and self-care as a mom in recovery. Find out tips on how to be a sober (and happy!) parent.