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How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol and seeking help at an addiction recovery program takes courage and strength. Every September at Atlanta Detox Center we celebrate National Recovery Month. This is a time to reflect on that courage and strength, as well as the heart and soul of the treatment professionals who…

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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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How Dangerous Is Social Drinking on Holidays?

Americans consume copious amounts of drinks on St. Patrick’s Day. A recent survey from American Addiction Centers puts the celebration of all things Irish third behind Mardi Gras and New Year’s Eve among the booziest U.S. holidays. If you feel that binge drinking is a problem on holidays or any other day, the Atlanta Detox Center in…

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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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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,…