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What Are Some Relapse Triggers and How Do I Avoid Them?

For people who struggle with addiction triggers, it can be a difficult journey in recovery. Triggers are typically points of vulnerability that show up at any time and can take over people’s emotions and perceptions. Sometimes the person with addiction does not even recognize the triggers. Knowing one’s own triggers as well as how toRead More

Is This Really a Relapse?

Relapse can be traumatic for everyone involved. It may take awhile to try and understand what happened, how, and why. It may even be confusing as to what actually happened, if it was really relapse. It can help to know the definition of a relapse and how to know if it has happened before feelingRead More

Ways to Jump Back from a Relapse

When someone who trying to stay sober finds themselves relapsing yet again, commonly they feel like they will never figure out the secret to success in recovery. If you are reading this and have had a relapse, you must already be into solution with trying something to better yourself in recovery. Keep moving forward withRead More

What Do I Do When My Friend Relapses?

One of the toughest things to endure in recovery is to have to deal with the relapse of a friend. While it is not ideal to have to see anyone go out, having a friend relapse can shake you to the core. You may be questioning what this means for you and for your friendshipRead More

6 Tips to Prevent Relapse

You will hear in 12-Step programs that relapse is a part of recovery. Relapse certainly does not have to be a part of recovery, if you are able to implement a few recovery tools into your program. Practice using your recovery tools. Schools practice the method of having fire drills to prevent injuries and fatalities.Read More

What is the Difference Between Abstinence and Sobriety?

There are no guarantees that sobriety will affect a person’s morality. Drugs and alcohol are only a symptom of much bigger problems that can become even worse in sobriety without recovery. Taking away the drugs and alcohol just means that – the drugs and alcohol are taken away. Abstinence does not mean that a personRead More

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