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Posted on February 7, 2018 in Recovery

How Do I Get My Job Back After Rehab?

Many people who contemplate getting help for their drug or alcohol addiction worry that their job won’t be there when they return to the workforce. Examples of how drug use impacts work include being late to work repeatedly, taking an inordinate number of sick days, acting combative with colleagues or producing subpar work. Unless you have completely concealed your addiction, chances are your supervisor has noticed these behaviors and may have even discussed them with you.

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Posted on November 13, 2017 in Recovery

Managing Stress Without Substances

Significant numbers of teenagers across America are involved in some form of substance abuse. One of the main drivers of this abuse is something normally associated with adult responsibilities: stress. Fortunately, instead of turning to drugs and alcohol — which don’t truly solve the problem in the first place — teens can turn to a variety of substance-free coping techniques. These techniques underscore the many benefits of stress management for students.

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Posted on October 20, 2017 in Recovery

Techniques to Establish (and Keep!) Your Limits

From short-term effects like injuries and alcohol poisoning to long-term risks like cancer and mental health problems, excessive drinking seriously impacts your health. Whether your drinking is primarily due to happy hour binges or just drinking heavily at home, establishing and keeping your limits is essential to reducing the risks. There are many self-help tips you can try, but if you struggle, finding binge drinking support or treatment for alcoholism should be a priority.

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Posted on October 10, 2017 in Blog, Recovery

Top 5 Rehab Blogs to Check Out

If you’ve been looking for a rehab blog for guidance and insight, there are a number of outstanding options that might be worth your while. The virtual recovery community is extensive and deeply committed to sharing its collective wisdom, and you should have no trouble finding bloggers who you can relate to and who offer the type of advice and support you need.

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Posted on October 2, 2017 in Addiction Recovery, Recovery

Psychodrama for Teens Suffering From Addiction

With so many approaches to tackling the problem of addiction in teens and adults, finding the most appropriate modality can be challenging. Psychodrama for addiction might not sound like a serious approach to the issue, because there is a temptation to dismiss it as “play-acting.” However, for teens in particular, the methods employed in psychodrama make it easier to express emotions, understand situations from an outsider’s perspective and take a critical look at one’s own behavior. It could be just what your teen needs.

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Insecurity Can Often Lead to Infidelity

Posted on September 14, 2017 in Blog, Recovery

When Should You Leave Your Drug-Addicted Spouse?

Living with a drug addict spouse often leads to a life full of turbulence and unpredictability. Your spouse probably has a lot of mood swings or emotional outbursts, and each day you may wonder what’s going to happen next. He or she may stay out later and later each night and sooner or later doesn’t come home at all. You struggle to hold onto cash or to keep credit cards away from your spouse. It’s a stressful way to live, and it’s hard to know at what point you should leave.

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Posted on September 13, 2017 in Recovery

How Heavy Drinkers Can Detox Without Causing More Damage

How can a heavy drinker do a liver detox? The best way is to stop drinking altogether. The liver’s primary role is to rid the body of toxins. If left to do its job, the liver can detox itself just fine. However, bombarding it with alcohol over and over again can cause irreversible scar tissue to build up fast.

There are a few foods that may provide extra support to the liver to help it do its clean-up job with greater efficiency. Before heavy drinkers do a liver detox or even try to quit alcohol cold-turkey, it’s wise to consult your doctor for any contraindications and possible complications.

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