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Most Common Signs of Relapse

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

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,…

mindfulness-based relapse prevention

What Is Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention?

One of the most effective therapies used to overcome addiction or mental health disorders is mindfulness. Being aware of the present moment and one’s immediate surroundings is something that can get desensitized over years of trauma or grief, and engaging our senses in the present moment can bring us back to the tools that lay…

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Fun Sober Activities to Enjoy Over 4th of July

It’s almost the 4th of July, and many people are looking forward to gatherings, travels, and recreational activities that may be possible this year for the first time since the pandemic started. It’s great to have something to look forward to; however, planning for the holiday can also be especially anxiety-inducing for those working hard…

People experiencing the mental health benefits of gardening

5 Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

Those who enjoy gardening have often said that being in nature and getting their hands in the dirt can improve the mood, making them happier. Research has confirmed this, suggesting that gardening can significantly improve an individual’s mental and physical health. Unfortunately, many people dismiss this practice as overly simplistic. Additionally, some people feel that…