a group participates in a relapse prevention program

Things You Learn in Relapse Prevention

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 behavior that can lead you to use again. Relapse is a return to addictive…

a couple seeks answers to know if a 12 step program is right for them

Can a 12-Step Program Benefit Me?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was the first 12-step program, founded in 1935. Since then, 12-step programs have helped millions of people throughout the world manage and maintain their sobriety. AA was created to help those suffering from alcohol addiction. Because of the approach’s effectiveness, the 12-step program philosophy has been used as the model to create…

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Setting Realistic Goals in the New Year

As the temperature continues to get cold outside, many people think about how they can ring in the New Year. If this sounds like you, then make sure that you do so safely. According to information that has been published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one out of every…

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How To Get Family Support In Addiction Treatment: What You Need To Know

When you’re suffering from addiction, family relationships can be tricky. You may have family members who will be excited to be a part of your treatment, and you may have others who try to ignore the fact that you’re struggling or who aren’t interested in helping until you’ve proven that you’re getting clean for good.…