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Using Emotional Intelligence to Recognize Recovery Threats

The elements of emotional intelligence have more going for them than the alliterative way they dance off the tongue. Using the facets of emotional intelligence is vital to assess and create safe spaces to process and protect yourself from threats to your recovery.    What’s emotional intelligence?  Much like intellect, emotional intelligence (EQ) measures your…

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Relapse Prevention Techniques for Those in Addiction Recovery

Everyone in recovery from drugs or alcohol at a substance abuse treatment program fears relapse. And while relapse is a valid threat, it is not something that simply happens overnight. Contrary to what many people think, relapse is a three-stage process that takes time to develop. Consequently, relapse prevention techniques will help keep you from progressing…

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What Are the Warning Signs of Relapse for Drug Users?

A substantial number of people who go into a drug center program in Texas will relapse back into active substance use at least once before they establish lasting sobriety. A drug abuse relapse does not generally appear out of the blue. In fact, several emotional and psychological warning signs typically appear before actual substance intake…