Addiction

Recovering from an Addiction? Consider the Importance of Open Communication

One way to make recovery difficult if not impossible is to avoid communicating openly. In fact, doing so can make you feel isolated from those closest to you and not hold yourself accountable enough. Additionally, holding your feelings in can cause self-loathing and you can lose your sense of self. Read on to learn more …

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How Can I Manage Addiction Recovery at Work?

For most people, having a rewarding job that pays a livable wage is actually a critical part of recovery. Going to work each day keeps boredom at bay. It provides a sense of accomplishment and personal fulfillment. Gainful employment gives people something positive to focus on and creates opportunities for meaningful socialization. More importantly, it …

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What are Tips for Dating in the Sober Community?

The Sober community is where you’ll find people living happily and successfully in post-rehab, post-prison, and otherwise sober lives. It is apparent that the world of substance addiction is changing–and not for the better. There is a whole new batch of addicts that were never exposed to drugs or alcohol before entering adulthood (i.e., the …

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Why Should You Consider A Halfway House After Rehab?

Whether you’ve been through an addiction rehab program yourself or you know someone who has, you’ve probably heard about halfway houses. A halfway house, or sober living facility, is a place where people can go after they’ve completed a rehab program yet aren’t ready to transition to living on their own. Halfway houses are usually …

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