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Addiction Recovery

Coping With Feelings of Isolation After Addiction

Addicts can be isolationists by nature. Many begin using drugs and alcohol because of feelings of social awkwardness, and ultimately develop an addiction that stops them from learning how to interact with others comfortably without “assistance.” When these patients go to rehab and stop using, they find that their old social discomfort returns, oftentimes with … Continue reading Coping With Feelings of Isolation After Addiction

April 11, 2012

Addiction Recovery

What to Eat During Recovery: Regaining Energy and Health Through Nutrition

Enough can’t be said about the importance of good nutrition to an effective and long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Like a good night’s sleep, eating the right foods in the right amounts can set the tone for your entire day, allowing you to let the little things go and handle the big things without … Continue reading What to Eat During Recovery: Regaining Energy and Health Through Nutrition

June 8, 2011

Addiction Recovery

Common Drug Addiction Triggers and How to Fight Them, Part I

Drug addiction triggers are the events, feelings or situations that cause those in recovery to let go of their focus on remaining clean and sober and relapse on their drug of choice. Seeing someone using your drug of choice, for example, is a common trigger, or arguing with a romantic partner has driven more than one person … Continue reading Common Drug Addiction Triggers and How to Fight Them, Part I

March 25, 2011

Crystal Meth Addiction

10 Steps to Avoid Crystal Meth Addiction Relapse

Crystal meth addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to shake in the long-term. According to several studies, relapse occurs between seven and ten months after completion of crystal meth rehab in about 80 percent of recovering addicts. Whether a relapse translates to a full-blown return to crystal meth addiction or is just a … Continue reading 10 Steps to Avoid Crystal Meth Addiction Relapse

February 28, 2011

Addiction Recovery

7 Things That Could Derail Your Sobriety

You have gotten past a lot of hurdles to get sober. It’s been a tough road, but it’s been worth it. The following seven things could derail your sobriety and set you back at square one. Find out what they are and learn how to keep your sobriety in check.

September 30, 2010