The Role Counseling Plays in Your Recovery

The Role Counseling Plays in Your Recovery

Counseling plays an integral part in the addiction recovery process. Counseling, whether through inpatient or outpatient treatment, is typically done by a therapist or counselor that specializes in treating patients struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. These mental health professionals work with patients to diagnose and treat the addiction as well as any underlying mental illnesses that may be contributing to or causing the problem. Through therapy sessions designed to meet yours or your loved one’s unique treatment needs, the counselor...

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Six Benefits of a Recovery Lifestyle

Six Benefits of a Recovery Lifestyle

Living a life of recovery begins with proper treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. When a person admits she has a problem with substance abuse and reaches out for help, she begins a journey that will change her life forever. Treatment in a rehab facility usually begins with detox. Detox gives the body the chance to rid itself of the toxins of the drug. Once detox is over, getting the proper diagnosis is crucial to successful rehab. Many people who struggle with substance abuse have undiagnosed and untreated mental illness. At a Dual...

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Mending Personal Relationships in Recovery

Mending Personal Relationships in Recovery

Personal relationships can suffer extensive damage during and after addiction. The level of trust needed to maintain any relationship is lost when an addict makes excuses for her behavior and repeatedly harms her loved ones. However, with proper treatment, those who struggle with substance abuse can find healing for their minds and bodies while they cultivate hope for a new and better future. However, for those who ride the roller coaster of addiction with their loved ones, recovery is often difficult. Not that recovery from addiction is...

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6 Ways to Guard Against Relapse When Transitioning Back to Living Alone

6 Ways to Guard Against Relapse When Transitioning Back to Living Alone

To continue your recovery success, you need a plan to guard against relapse, especially when you transition back to normal life after rehab ends. While in rehab, people who struggle with addiction are on regular schedules that include daily interaction with therapists and other patients. Unfortunately, when treatment is over and the patient returns home, she must find a new way to cope with life without such help, but these relationships can seem overwhelming. However, if you employ the coping strategies that you learned in rehab and stick to...

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3 Steps to Make Room in Your Life for Sobriety

3 Steps to Make Room in Your Life for Sobriety

If you are busy with many commitments, then it may seem overwhelming to make room in your life for sobriety. Responsibility at your work, family and community may take up every spare moment; while in rehab, recovering addicts had no choice but to let go of all the problems that kept them from focusing on getting sober. However, now that rehab has ended, you could quickly derail your recovery if you clutter your life with too many activities. You must carry out a sobriety plan, but staying clean is an intentional, daily choice, so keep letting...

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6 Steps to Returning to Your Career After Recovery

6 Steps to Returning to Your Career After Recovery

Returning to work after spending time in rehab can be challenging. Your work environment, the stress involved in your job and the people you work with can all be part of your struggle with addiction. Returning to the same workplace can be a big hurdle to overcome, but with the right preparation it is possible. The following six steps can help you continue recovery while you also seek gainful employment: Take Your Time Once rehab has ended, many people want to return to work as soon as possible, because they want to get back to normal. But you...

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