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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 to Set Realistic Goals for the New Year

Many people set New Year’s goals. They make these investments with true expectations of being able to meet them. Yet, resolutions for those who are working towards sobriety can be a bit overwhelming. You can make them, but when you do, it is essential to choose goals you can maintain and actually achieve. Our team…

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Learning About Aftercare and Early Recovery

Once you complete your substance abuse treatment program, you still have opportunities to continue your recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Aftercare and early recovery resources are available through ongoing individual therapy, support groups, sober living houses, and alumni programs. You can also take advantage of online educational opportunities that include wellness programs and holistic…

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What to Do if You Relapse During Quarantine

Isolation is a leading cause of addiction. When you feel lonely or anxious and have little accountability, you are more tempted to drink or take drugs. For this reason, relapse in GA is common with people who are stuck at home during the pandemic. If you are in recovery, you may be feeling especially vulnerable…

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Dealing with Anger in Recovery

Anger is an emotion that is commonly associated with addiction. When you become angry, you may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with your anger. Mental health treatment programs are designed to help you become aware of your anger and manage it effectively. You cannot stop anger. However, you can choose how to deal…

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How to Set Boundaries for an Addict

Helping a loved one who has an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be one of the toughest challenges in any relationship. The hardest part of dealing with addiction is not getting drawn into it emotionally. If you do not protect your well-being, you could easily give in to manipulation or codependency. For this reason,…

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What You Really Learn in Family Therapy

A family therapy program is a treatment that addresses problems in the home. A family therapy program in GA is often included in treatment for addiction or mental health issues. For instance, a person with anxiety and addiction (a co-occurring disorder) may cause problems in the home that hurt and alienate other family members. Therapy…