Benefits of Group Counseling

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There’s a famous saying about raising a child, noting that “it takes a village.” The same can be said for recovering from an addiction. Group counseling offers many benefits to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction and experience a lifetime of sobriety in recovery. Group therapy for addiction can help you or a loved one…

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Risks of a Detox at Home

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A drug detox program is the best and safest first step in a journey toward a lifetime recovery from addiction. While it’s possible to detox at home, breaking the cycle of a drug or alcohol addiction by removing every trace of the harmful substances is extremely difficult and poses serious health risks. The best way…

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Healing Relationships After Rehab

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When we think of the damage caused by substance use disorders, it’s easy to focus first and foremost on the physical damage done to the body and mental anguish suffered. The downstream effects of an addiction to drugs and alcohol take a toll on families and loved ones. Healing relationships through compassionate family therapy at…

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Avoid Drinking on Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is a celebration shared with family and friends in the United States. On the last Thursday in November, and throughout its long holiday weekend, you may plan to enjoy good food, pleasant conversations, and watch football together. Unfortunately, drinking on Thanksgiving is part of the ritual of this holiday. For those in…

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The Connection Between Stress and Relapse

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Avoiding relapse is, of course, the goal of any recovery. Unfortunately, relapse is a real and important part of the overall recovery process for some students. If you have suffered from drug abuse and got clean, but worry about stress and relapse, reach out to Alina Lodge online today. Call us at 833.685.1700 to learn…

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Understanding the Importance of Accountability

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) helps people see and then change their thought processes that have led to maladaptive behavior. CBT emphasizes the importance of accountability in healing yourself and your relationships that have been damaged by substance use disorders and other issues you have been facing in the past. If you are suffering from drug use…

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How Stress Can Impact Addiction

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Stress itself can be stressful. The word alone may make you start sweating and feeling nervous. But stress is important because it is how your body responds to outside events, changes, and trauma, whether that is a single event, recurring problem, or ongoing issue with no end in sight. Not all stress or the events…

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Most Common Signs of Relapse

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After going through the challenges of stabilization and recovery from substance use disorder, it can seem like the achievement of sobriety should be final and permanent. Nobody wants to go through treatments repeatedly, so when relapse occurs, it is crucial to know what the early signs might look like to quickly so that treatment can…

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Understand the Stages of Rehab

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Taking the time to complete a rehab program can feel daunting, especially if you or your loved ones don’t know what to expect. Understanding the stages of rehab can help with visualizing a future free from addiction. These stages are generally known as the transtheoretical model. Everyone will have their own individual path to recovery,…

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Helpful Tips for Getting Sober

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Getting sober can be tough. It can be difficult to part with people or places that have been associated with substance abuse. However, these can all be triggers, which are factors in daily life that might spark the urge to drink or use a drug of choice. However, knowing one’s own triggers isn’t always easy,…

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