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The Importance of Setting Realistic Goals

The Importance of Setting Realistic Goals

Entering treatment brings with it many challenges. One of those challenges is addressing how to face your old life after treatment ends and when you are pursuing recovery out of the safety zone of a...

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Managing the Problem of Relapse

Managing the Problem of Relapse

There is a poem by Portia Nelson called, “Autobiography in Five Short Chapters.” This poem discusses compulsive behaviors and how we learn to adapt our lives around them, ultimately learning how to...

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The Importance of Sticking It Out

The Importance of Sticking It Out

So many people approach treatment as a quick fix. Some view detoxification as all they need. However, as practitioners and researchers learn more about the process of recovery and what is most...

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Moving Requires a New Support System

Moving Requires a New Support System

The importance of a good support system cannot be overvalued. When you connect, you are less likely to relapse. Connecting requires true connection, not superficial talk or the elements of comparing...

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You Are Not Your Diagnosis

You Are Not Your Diagnosis

There is an old philosophical saying claiming that how we think about ourselves defines our existence: “I think; therefore, I am.” You can easily claim this existential quote as being relative to...

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Redefining Yourself Beyond Your Past

Redefining Yourself Beyond Your Past

Being in treatment for addiction does not define you, nor does your history of using alcohol or other substances. Leaving treatment and moving beyond your addictions allows you to reclaim who you...

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Moving Beyond Fear to Enter Treatment

Moving Beyond Fear to Enter Treatment

As we go through life, living in fear before making decisions happens often. Not uncommonly, we get stuck in the “what ifs” and wondering if we are really worth it. We wonder: What if it doesn’t...

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How to Deal With Social Events in Recovery

How to Deal With Social Events in Recovery

Recovery is a lifelong endeavor that is not finished when you leave treatment. Treatment does not guarantee you will never be triggered again. Nor does treatment guarantee that others will be so...

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