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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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Recovery

Emotional Sobriety: Why Giving Up Drugs and Alcohol Isn’t Enough

Sobriety does not stop at abstaining from drugs and alcohol. Emotional sobriety helps us stay in recovery and become the best version of ourselves.
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What Are Words of Affirmation and How to Use Them

Sometimes words can be just as powerful as actions. See why using words of affirmation can strengthen communication in your relationship.
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Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment: What You Need to Know

Seeking help is a courageous first step toward recovery. Find out tips on how insurance coverage works for addiction treatment.
Recovery

What to Expect at Your First AA Meeting

If you have never attended a 12 Step meeting before, the idea of walking into a room full of strangers and sharing your story can be intimidating. To make your first meeting a bit easier, here are some tips from others in recovery.
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How to Handle Benzodiazepine Cravings

Are you struggling with benzodiazepine cravings? Discover tips and strategies for managing these urges in early recovery.
Opioids

Fentanyl 101: What You Need to Know

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful and deadly substances of the opioid class and has been linked to numerous fatal overdoses in recent years. Read on to learn more about fentanyl addiction, the side effects of fentanyl, and the possibility of a fentanyl overdose.
Family Wellness

Addiction: Enabling vs Helping

Addiction is devastating for the whole family. Learn if you are helping or enabling your loved one’s addiction.
Addiction Treatment

Impacted By Your Loved One’s Drug or Alcohol Addiction? How to Get Help

Living with addiction in your household can take a toll on the entire family. You need to care for your own well-being too. See how to get help for yourself today.
Mental Health

Getting Over the Winter Blues: 6 Tips for Dealing with Seasonal Depression

For people in addiction recovery, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can pose a dangerous risk for relapse. Learn what you can do.
Drug Addiction

How Do I Stop My Cocaine Cravings?

During cocaine withdrawal, users have intense cravings. Here are a few ways to reduce your cravings and minimize risk of a relapse.
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Stories of Transformation: Ezra W.

Ezra overdosed on marijuana but still continued to use the drug. Learn how he found sobriety, became an AA supporter, and is living a life he never thought possible.
Wellness

Take a Hike: The Unexpected Benefits of Hiking and Embracing Nature

Sun on your face, birds chirping, and dirt crunching underneath your feet. Learn about the physical and mental health benefits of hiking.