Alcohol and Trauma Impact the Brain in Ways You May Not Realize

Alcohol and Trauma Impact the Brain in Ways You May Not Realize

Alcohol and Trauma Impact the Brain in Ways You May Not Realize Addiction research provides insight into the understanding of addiction. We continue to search for answers on addiction developments and the hope is to find connections between how it develops and social, experiential, or biological circumstances. Researchers have looked at many ways a person’s…

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Do I Need a Recovery Contract?

Do I Need a Recovery Contract?

Do I Need a Recovery Contract? When a loved one completes a rehab program, they get to come home soon (unless they go to sober living). Celebrations may take time because the reality is life can be messy in sobriety and recovery is for life. That said, a person needs lots of help setting (and…

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How to Cope with Unsupportive Family Members in Recovery

Empathy May Play a Role in Relapse: Here’s Why

Empathy May Play a Role in Relapse: Here’s Why Empathy is the ability to relate to people’s emotions. This trait helps people identify with others, their feelings, and support them. Having this emotion is extremely important to support those in recovery from drugs or alcohol. Learn more about this trait its role in relapse. Empathy…

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What Are Some Tips for Coping with Withdrawal Mood Swings?

What Are Some Tips for Coping with Withdrawal Mood Swings?

What Are Some Tips for Coping with Withdrawal Mood Swings? Alcohol withdrawal packs a punch. It his a wide range of physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms. Some are handled medically, others may be managed with counseling. There is no secret ‘recovery tool’ sitting in your drawer ready to go. However, there may be some ways…

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How to Make Those Recovery Resolutions Stick in 2019

How to Make Those Recovery Resolutions Stick in 2019

How to Make Those Recovery Resolutions Stick in 2019 When a new year begins, people start to think about making commitments and resolutions. Recovery is always a time of processing and evaluating where you are and where you are going. This is the time to improve on that even more by looking over those recovery…

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What Do I Do if I Fall Off the Wagon?

What Do I Do if I Fall Off the Wagon?

What Do I Do if I Fall Off the Wagon? People who struggle with substance use disorder can experience a relapse at any time. It can seemingly come out of nowhere, but there are ways to build a stronger foundation that may resist temptations to use alcohol or drugs. The trick is to turn a…

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How Do I Cope with Loneliness in Sobriety?

How Do I Cope with Loneliness in Sobriety?

How Do I Cope with Loneliness in Sobriety? When people gain sobriety, whether it is for the first time, or a subsequent time, loneliness can be pervasive. Some people are unprepared for how to cope with the feelings that come up as a result of becoming sober. It means assessing who your friends are, what…

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