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Celebrating Fourth of July When You’re Detoxing from Alcohol

The Fourth of July is a celebration full of barbecues, fireworks, and, for many, alcohol. Beer, wine, and hard liquor are often part of the party. What should you do if you are detoxing from alcohol during this national holiday? Can you celebrate and still detox from alcohol? Or, do you need to go to…

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Tips for Having a Sober Summer Vacation

If you have recently visited an alcohol detox center, you are probably looking for ways to maintain your recovery. With the weather warming up, a lot of people are planning their summer vacations. If you are planning on going on vacation this summer, you must place your sobriety first. What type of sober activities can…

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The Dangers of Holiday Drinking on Cinco de Mayo

While Cinco de Mayo officially represents a victory by the Mexican army over the French back in 1862, it’s more well-known among many as a drinking holiday. This holiday can be challenging to manage for people dealing with an alcohol dependency or alcohol use disorder. There’s always the potential for you to end up in…

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The Importance of Women’s Health Month

If you’re a woman struggling with addiction, National Women’s Health Month is an excellent time to put the spotlight on your issues. Many women get so caught up in their pursuit of a substance of choice that they neglect their own self-care. It’s time to put your health first by considering enrolling in a women’s…

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The Importance of Stress Management for Addiction Recovery

During addiction treatment or recovery, a person is likely to experience times of high stress. With or without addiction, most people deal with stress of some type at various times of their lives. When people with addiction lack proper stress management skills, they may be at a higher risk of developing complications, including relapse. At…

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Why Have a Relapse Prevention Plan?

During addiction treatment, the goal is to help someone stop using drugs and to remain drug-free for the long term. However, many people relapse, meaning they start using their drug of choice again. Investing in relapse prevention during addiction recovery can help to minimize that risk. Everything taught and developed during this type of plan…

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How Can Stress Awareness Benefit Your Recovery?

Stress Awareness Month is the ideal time to think about your own stress management skills. Every April since 1992, this month has been dedicated to bringing awareness to stress and the development of coping mechanisms. Stress is a part of life for many people. Yet, it is often a compounding factor of complications for those…

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How Can You Benefit from Gender-Specific Treatment?

A gender-specific addiction treatment program allows men and women to share similar life experiences in a safe environment. A growing body of evidence shows that gender-specific treatment programs provide support and empowerment while allowing men and women to speak freely in areas of anger, spousal abuse, children, family responsibilities, and other topics that tend to…