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Addiction recovery can be a very personal journey. Different cases require different combinations of treatment. Whether you’re interested in detox, relapse warning signs, or the latest in addiction research, staying in the know will help guide you towards the approach that’s best for you.

addict recovering from a relapse

How to Collect Yourself After a Relapse

By Nina Bradshaw Nina Bradshaw is a professionally qualified social worker and therapist in the UK. She earned a Master's Degree in Personality Disorder Studies, a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a Master's Degree in Sociology/Social Policy/Social Work.

In case a relapse does occur and you feel as though you’ve failed, stop yourself from wallowing in regret and immediately prepa... Continue Reading

Man makes excuses for not getting sober

The 3 Worst Reasons Not to Get Sober

By Cassandra Huerta

At the end of the day, nobody can convince you to get sober or make you realize that you’re making unrealistic excuses. Just do... Continue Reading

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Understanding the Roots of Addiction and Society's Role

By Addiction Helper

In order to increase the chances of successfully overcoming addiction and regaining a functioning life, it is necessary to get ... Continue Reading

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Treating Addiction in First Responders

By Joanne Chu

Those in the emergency services see and experience more trauma than the regular civilian can imagine. Ex-fire chief Don Prince ... Continue Reading

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5 Practical Things to Check Off Before Heading to Treatment

By Audrey Beim

Each of us face unique obstacles as we try to find ways to accommodate family and career needs. Whatever treatment plan you dec... Continue Reading

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It’s Going to Hurt: Dealing with Painful Emotions While Sober

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, and life coach and possesses three degrees in counseling and psychology, focusing on addictions and women’s studies.

Just as successful recovery from addiction requires a multi-faceted and somewhat individualized approach, successful emotional ... Continue Reading

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Is Auricular Acupuncture Effective in Treating Addiction?

By Joanne Chu

NADA utilizes a five-point system to calm the symptoms of addiction and and help a person’s body heal from the inside out. Continue Reading

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Relapse Begins When You Feed the Wrong Wolf

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, and life coach and possesses three degrees in counseling and psychology, focusing on addictions and women’s studies.

There is a very profound Cherokee legend that tells a story of two wolves. One is evil, and one is good. Learn how this story r... Continue Reading

Men and women in recovery discuss relapse

How Relapse Differs Between Men and Women

By Kasey Cook

Each person who suffers from addiction has his or her own personal triggers that can result in a relapse. Continue Reading

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4 Steps to Finding Your Own Path in Recovery

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, and life coach and possesses three degrees in counseling and psychology, focusing on addictions and women’s studies.

If you find yourself relapsing repeatedly, it could mean that you’re in need of a new healing approach. Continue Reading

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Addiction Is an Illness, Not a Consequence

By Dr. Howard Wetsman Dr. Howard Wetsman is an addiction medicine physician and psychiatrist living in New Orleans.

Rather than focusing on the drug, we can examine what is fundamentally different about the person that leads to his need to use. Continue Reading

woman gets electrecuted with high voltage electric chair as form of therapy

7 Approaches to Treatment That I’m Thankful No Longer Exist

By Rose Lockinger

These treatments range from harmless, yet ineffective, to potentially dangerous. Continue Reading

vivitrol

Vivitrol’s Major Comeback: Why This Medication is Changing the War Against Opioid Addiction

By Timothy Powers

In the ongoing battle against opioid addiction, a medication that once was considered a failure is getting a second chance in h... Continue Reading

Noah Levine

A Buddhist-Based Refuge for People in Recovery

By Audrey Beim

Noah Levine brings a long-awaited, fresh approach to addiction, rehabilitation and recovery with Buddhism and meditation as its... Continue Reading

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5 Invaluable Lessons I Learned in a Halfway House

By Nadia Sheikh

One writer shares her initial doubts and most valuable takeaways from living in a halfway house. Continue Reading

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