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How to Make Your Recovery a Long-term Relationship

How to Make Your Recovery a Long-term Relationship

You’ve arrived. Detoxed. Completed primary treatment. Lived in a sober living residence. Made it back into your own place to call home. Now what? First of all, let’s not minimize your accomplishments. You’re to be commended for what you’ve already achieved. However, it’s important to remember that sobriety is a journey, not a destination. Now…
The slippery slope of polysubstance abuse

The Slippery Slope of Polysubstance Abuse

Polysubstance abuse, or the abuse of one more than one drug at a time, sometimes starts innocently enough: The individual taking certain prescription medicines who doesn’t realize he shouldn’t be drinking while taking his meds. The person struggling with anxiety who takes a prescription sedative but then uses her son’s ADHD meds to supply a…
Creating the Perfect Care Package for Someone in Recovery

Creating the Perfect Care Package for Someone in Recovery

When someone you know, and love is having a hard time and has finally entered rehab or a sober living facility, you can do more than send thoughts and prayers. Because many inpatient rehabilitation centers limit interaction with the outside world, treatment can feel isolating at times. Not everyone can rearrange work schedules and personal…