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08 Aug Signs that You Are Making Progress in Recovery

Progress is crucial to the addiction recovery process; if you are not making progress in recovery, chances are you are actually slowly heading back toward relapse. So how do you know if you are truly making progress in recovery, especially when negative thinking can cloud...

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01 Aug All About Pink Cloud Syndrome

Pink cloud syndrome—what is it, and what does it mean for those recovering from addiction? Read on to learn about pink cloud syndrome, the dangers associated with it, and how to avoid it during recovery from addiction. Pink cloud syndrome defined The term “pink cloud” is used...

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22 Jul How Alcohol Affects Your Sleep

Many see alcohol as a sleep inducer, but the truth is that alcohol can be a tremendous detriment to a sleep cycle, affecting quality of sleep and potentially bringing in additional sleep-inhibiting factors. Here are some of the ways that alcohol use—and especially alcohol abuse—affects...

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15 Jul When a Sibling Has an Addiction

Learning that a sibling has an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be extremely difficult, and it can leave you at a loss for how to help. You’ll find that you’re in a unique position because you are family, yet you don’t have the type...

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08 Jul Approaching Addiction with the Disease Model

This disease model of addiction, which describes addiction as a disease with biological, neurological, genetic, and environmental causes, is one of the most common models used to describe addiction, and it approaches addiction as a treatable condition. Many recovery programs—Therapia included—follow this model and provide...

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20 Jun Co-Occurring Disorders with Drug Addiction

Oftentimes, those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction are also struggling with mental health issues. Substance abuse can mask these co-occurring disorders, making it very challenging for the recovering addict undergo a well-rounded healing process if those separate issues are not identified. Here is a...

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13 Jun Recognizing Different Forms of Denial

Denial is often the first barrier standing between an addict and getting treatment, and responding to this denial when you see it in a loved one who is facing an addiction can be incredibly difficult. And what many who seek to help a loved one...

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06 Jun Redefining Fun in Addiction Recovery

It can be difficult for recovering addicts to close the door to their past addictions completely when they fear that it also means the end of having “fun” in life. Breaking free from addiction does require a great deal of effort and a heavy dose...

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