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Sleep and Addiction: Is Sleeping Too Much Okay?

Anyone who has ever gone through an addiction to drugs or alcohol, or anyone who has ever watched a loved one struggle with one, knows
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Why Is Stopping Drugs So Hard?

Addiction is a disease of the brain. Your brain is the control center of your body, affecting your thoughts, feelings, decisions and actions. Addiction to drugs or alcohol is hard because it changes the signals in your brain, which makes it difficult to feel okay without using the drugs. When you first take drugs you feel a high or a rush from the substance. But over time, the high is not as strong and you must take more and more of the drug to keep from feeling bad. This is what happens when you become addicted. Many people who are addicted want to quit and they think they can do it on their own.
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Why Do I Keep Relapsing? 5 Ways To Become Stronger

If you find yourself asking this question, either for yourself, a family member, loved one, neighbor or coworker just understand that a relapse is a
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Recovery: Setting Goals for 2018

With the New Year upon us, many people in recovery are undoubtedly considering what they’d like to accomplish in the upcoming 365 days. While “future
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Addiction, Mental Illness and Cigarettes

Back in May you might remember an article we wrote about the dangers of smoking cigarettes in addiction recovery. Specifically having to do with the
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Addiction Recovery, Hope and Purpose

It’s nearly July already, and hopefully your summer is going smoothly. Perhaps you are finding yourself with some extra free time that will allow you
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Cigarettes Affect Addiction Recovery

In the world of addiction recovery, cigarettes are in many cases the last bastion of one’s disease. When people seek help for drugs and alcohol
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Your Addiction Recovery On Memorial Day

This is Memorial Day weekend, a time to remember all the brave American men and women who gave their lives for our great nation. And
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Avoiding Common Relapse Triggers: Protecting Your Sobriety Post-Rehab

Choosing a life of sobriety is a bold step towards a brand new life. It’s a chance to rediscover yourself, make a fresh start and
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