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Developing Creative Coping Skills

Developing Creative Coping Skills

According to a review in the Behavioral Sciences Journal, stress is the most prevalent health risk. With stress being an overwhelming risk for multiple health conditions, including relapse,...

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Recovery Is a Process of Constant Change

Recovery Is a Process of Constant Change

Recovery is a process of constant change. Research in motivational interviewing explains there are five stages of change: pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. Just...

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Developing Impulse Control in Recovery

Developing Impulse Control in Recovery

Impulsivity is a part of the human experience. We are all impulsive about certain things, individual to each of us. People with a history of mental illness or substance use disorder (SUD) often have...

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Your Beliefs Hold the Key to Your Success

Your Beliefs Hold the Key to Your Success

Believing in yourself is critical to your success in recovery. If you practice belittling yourself, relapse is more likely to occur. The time has come for you to stop beating yourself up and begin...

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Finding New Sources of Joy

Finding New Sources of Joy

Giving up old behaviors and patterns of thinking is difficult in the early stages of recovery. Deciding to begin recovery also requires a decision to change your life dramatically. This change...

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Avoid Addiction Relapse During the Holidays

Avoid Addiction Relapse During the Holidays

The holidays—a time for festivities and socializing, gift-giving and merriment! But sometimes, the holidays can be stressful. Shopping, balancing work with social life, cleaning, cooking,...

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