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Virtual Addiction Recovery Meetings

Virtual Addiction Recovery Meetings

With its increasing availability in today’s modern world, the internet has greatly expanded how individuals in recovery receive ongoing treatment for their addictive disorders. As a means of communication, the internet has granted individuals of disparate backgrounds the chance to connect and converse over shared topics of interest. However, connecting and sharing about more pertinent…
Why Should I Avoid Depictions of Drug or Alcohol Use on Television and Movies?

Why Should I Avoid Depictions of Drug or Alcohol Use on Television and Movies?

Identifying and taking the necessary preventative measures to avoid potential triggers will make up a large part of the recovery efforts for patients with addictive disorders. This will involve increasing self-awareness about the shifting moods and emotional responses to activities, locations, people, and even television programs and movies. Once transitioned into their independent sober living…
Coping After Relapse During Recovery

Coping After Relapse During Recovery

Reflecting on the positive outcomes of sobriety maintenance is important for individuals in addiction recovery. The preventative measures and repetition of healthy habits all support the best-case scenario of promoting long-term sobriety. The unfortunate reality is that these methods will not always succeed in helping addiction recovery patients abstain from illicit substances, and relapses will…
Can I Move When I Am in Early Addiction Recovery?

Can I Move When I Am in Early Addiction Recovery?

For many patients in addiction recovery, their pre-treatment lives might have been about substance misuse and unhealthy behaviors that fed their addictive disorder. Even simple daily experiences like going to work might have been disrupted by urges to misuse substances as an addictive disorder began to monopolize their time. This type of constant disruption is…
Steps To Prevent Relapsing After Already Being Triggered

Steps To Prevent Relapsing After Already Being Triggered

A large majority of addiction recovery treatment involves learning various techniques that can help patients maintain their sobriety in the long-term. Initially achieving sobriety, the process of recognizing your addictive disorder as well as your issues with substance misuse, asking for assistance in these matters, and going through withdrawal, is a commendable undertaking in its…
Finding Therapy After 90-Day Inpatient Services

Finding Therapy After 90-Day Inpatient Services

Choice House’s 90-day inpatient program gives patients the necessary time to begin to set their sober lifestyle behaviors as new, muscle memory habits. Not only is the extended length of stay beneficial to developing healthier behavioral habits, but it also allows addiction recovery patients to develop comfortable relationships with the therapy professionals on staff. The…
Trading Addictions: The Risks Inherent To a Selective Sobriety Approach

Trading Addictions: The Risks Inherent To a Selective Sobriety Approach

Trading Addictions is unfortunately not a fun, modern twist on the popular Discovery Home produced series Trading Spaces where neighbors decorate each other’s homes. However, the outcomes of both are arguably similar with the end product’s overall success leaning from intolerable to more often than not disastrous. Trading addictions is in actuality a very real…
Best Books On Tackling Addiction Recovery

Best Books On Tackling Addiction Recovery

One of the most important messages we can teach to both addiction recovery patients and the loved ones that make up their support network are that they are not alone. Addictive disorders with co-occurring mental health issues often result in increased feelings of isolation and depression, and one of the most effective ways to combat…
How Do I Manage Anger, Resentment, And Regret With My Newfound Sobriety?

How Do I Manage Anger, Resentment, And Regret With My Newfound Sobriety?

Newfound sobriety can be a bit of a dual-edged sword when it comes to the recovery process for individuals diagnosed with addictive behavioral and co-occurring mental health disorders. On the one hand, patients in addiction recovery will feel immense relief and gratitude as the huge amount of pain and confusion from an addictive disorder and…
Non-Alcoholic Drinks And Foods To Avoid When In Recovery

Non-Alcoholic Drinks And Foods To Avoid When In Recovery

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) outlines four stages of recovery for patients with addictive behavioral disorders who also have subsequent substance misuse issues. These include: Withdrawal Early Abstinence Protracted Abstinence Adjustment/Resolution These stages are in no way an exact representation of every patient’s psychological and physical experience undergone in addiction recovery.…