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September Is National Recovery Month

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: September 7, 2021 Updated: September 8, 2021 Since 1989, September has been recognized as National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month. The theme this year, “Recovery is for everyone: every person, every family, every community,” reminds us that substance use disorders and mental health disorders have far-reaching impacts. It…

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How a CBT Program Benefits Your Sobriety

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: August 30, 2021 Updated: July 26, 2021 Addiction is a complex disease that has a history rooted in stigma. Historically addiction has been viewed as a moral failing of people who actively chose to relinquish self-control. Thankfully, modern science and medical research have proven that addiction is a…

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How to Make a Relapse Prevention Plan

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: August 28, 2021 Updated: July 26, 2021 By general definition, relapse means to fall or slip back into a former state. Regarding addiction, relapse is a return to drug or alcohol use following a period of abstinence. For mental health, a relapse is the return of symptoms to…

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How to Find Success in a 12-Step Program

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: August 23, 2021 Updated: July 26, 2021 The 12-step recovery model was initially developed and implemented by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a fellowship whose goal was to help one another overcome addiction to alcohol. Since its inception, the 12-step model has become universally known and is the most…

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Things You Learn in Relapse Prevention

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: July 25, 2021 Updated: June 23, 2021 Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is a lifelong process. After successful detox and participation in a residential or outpatient substance abuse treatment program, you must be prepared to face the challenges of everyday life without resorting to old patterns of…

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How CBT Can Aid Addiction Recovery

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: July 10, 2021 Updated: June 23, 2021 Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based talk therapy often used to treat substance abuse, addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders. Evidence-based means that CBT is clinically proven to be effective. Many traditional therapies rely on the therapist-patient relationship to uncover past…

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3 Benefits of Individual Therapy for Addiction

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: July 7, 2021 Updated: June 22, 2021 Contrary to the beliefs of many, addiction recovery involves much more than detoxing from drugs or alcohol. The simple fact is that detox is the first step in the recovery process. Substance use and mental health disorders are diseases whose roots…