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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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The 3 Stages of Addiction

Not everyone who uses drugs or alcohol becomes addicted, but about 164 million people worldwide have. Addiction is a progressive disease. It can hijack your brain and your life. Genetics and certain challenges make some people more prone to addiction, but anyone can become addicted. Experts on substance abuse and the brain identify three stages…