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Fun Ideas for a Sober Halloween

Halloween celebrations have been there since time immemorial. People commemorate this day through various forms of celebrations. The celebrations may, at times, involve the use of drugs or alcohol. If you are recovering from an addiction, such actions can jeopardize your efforts. Fortunately, there is a myriad of fun ideas for a sober Halloween. These…

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Finding an Alcohol Rehab Center in Massachusetts

Alcohol rehab centers are devoted to your full recovery from harmful alcohol addiction. There are several kinds of alcohol rehab center programs, each with a different environment and available amenities, multiple therapy options, and standard or personalized treatment plans. If you or someone you love are struggling with alcohol use disorder, contact Greater Boston Addiction…

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Developing Healthy Coping Mechanisms

One of the most important aspects of maintaining a lasting recovery from substance abuse or alcohol addiction is developing a way to handle and respond to stress. Often, people are tempted to relapse when confronted with stressful or overwhelming situations, so developing healthier coping mechanisms can be a great way to avoid relapse and feel…

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Staying Sober This 4th of July

The 4th of July is synonymous with beach days, music festivals, pool parties, and fun in the sun. But, for those who are interested in staying sober, July 4th can be a challenge. This is because the summer holiday is antithetical to sober living. Instead, Independence Day is often centered around drinking alcohol, which means…

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How Group Therapy Provides Support During Recovery

Most rehab facilities have a group therapy program, and if you’ve never tried group therapy before, the process may seem intimidating. Opening up to others about your personal experiences can be a challenge. However, group therapy for recovery can be highly rewarding. With help from a skilled facilitator, group members gain insight into their own…

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Tips for Avoiding Addiction Relapse Triggers

Overcoming drug or alcohol addiction is about more than getting through withdrawal and quitting the substance. Unfortunately, many people who complete a detox and rehabilitation program end up relapsing. This is entirely normal and does not indicate failure in your recovery. However, some strategies can help reduce the chances and frequency of relapses. Participating in…

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Cocaine Addiction Side Effects

It’s a staggering statistic, but over 14 percent of all Americans ages 12 and up are reported to have used cocaine. For this reason, it’s essential to understand cocaine addiction. This will allow you to explain to friends and family who may be using cocaine the side effects of cocaine addiction, as some are severe…