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what does acceptance mean in recovery

What Does Acceptance Mean in Recovery?

Denial can have a strong pull, especially when you are addicted. You may make up excuses for your behavior or try to convince yourself (and others) that you don’t really have a problem. In addiction treatment, admitting and accepting your situation is a critical...

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Supporting First Responders During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for many people throughout the US. Health officials have identified over 4 million cases and almost 145,000 deaths related to the virus and the numbers continue to increase daily. People on the front lines of healthcare who respond...

addiction and anxiety disorders

Addiction and Anxiety Disorders | Symptoms and Treatment

When you are experiencing an anxiety disorder, you may be tempted to turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with your symptoms. Self-medicating, of course, only makes the situation worse. You are likely to also develop an addiction to those substances. Addiction and anxiety...

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How to Avoid Loneliness in Self-Quarantine

Staying at home and keeping your distance from others is critical for your physical health during the coronavirus outbreak. It is equally important, though, that you continue to care for your mental and emotional health as well. Taking steps to understand how to avoid...

COVID-19 effects on people in addiction recovery

How Has COVID-19 Affected People in Addiction Recovery?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, staying physically and mentally healthy is critically important. Although it may be challenging to remain at home, to not go to work, or to not socialize with family and friends, taking these steps now will help you remain safe throughout...

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The Impact of Addiction on Older Adults

Drug addiction and alcohol abuse are often seen as issues occurring mostly in young people. In fact, research has shown that most high school students have tried some form of alcohol or drugs. Young minds and bodies are not developed enough to fight off...

Communication in recovery

Improving Your Communication in Recovery

Recovery depends on communication. Being able to express yourself openly and honestly and to have real conversations can make a significant difference in the quality of your recovery efforts. Improving your communication in recovery is necessary to ensure that you are conveying your messages...

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