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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.

Medication-assisted addiction treatment

An In-Depth Look at Suboxone and Naltrexone

By Audrey Beim

When combined with a support program and used under the supervision of a licensed medical expert, these medications often impro... Continue Reading

Church or AA: Is It One or the Other?

By Dominica Applegate Dominica Applegate has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. She earned her Master's in Counseling from Liberty Universit

Many people in long-term sobriety teeter between AA and religious fellowships for support. Here's how you can make the right ch... Continue Reading

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The Importance of Integrating Trauma Therapy into Addiction Treatment

By Rose Lockinger

Without properly dealing with past trauma, it's easy for those in recovery to slip back into their old habits. Continue Reading

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How to Make Healthy Friendships in Rehab

By Dominica Applegate Dominica Applegate has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. She earned her Master's in Counseling from Liberty Universit

These 3 tips will help ensure that you only build friendships that don't hold you back from your new life. Continue Reading

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Early, Middle and Late Recovery

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

Each stage of recovery has certain tasks and signs of growth that are appropriate to that particular stage. Here are the charac... Continue Reading

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The BPS Model of Addiction Explained

By Benhilda Chanetsa

The BPS model rejects linear, one-dimensional approaches to addiction and prefers a multi-sector treatment approach. Learn more... Continue Reading

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4 Steps to Overcoming Pornography and Sexual Addiction

Porn and sex addiction can negatively affect people's lives and relationships. These 4 steps can help you break free. Continue Reading

Thought Stopping Technique: How to Quiet the Negative Voice in Your Head

By M. Lujan

Our inner voice can run rampant if we don't train ourselves to rein it in when it's not being helpful. Here's a step-by-step gu... Continue Reading

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Relapse Prevention: A Critical Role in Long-Term Sobriety

By Liemann Valdimar

Relapse prevention programs can lessen the gap between rehab and the real world. Continue Reading

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Horticulture Therapy: A Sprout of Hope in Recovery

By Dominica Applegate Dominica Applegate has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. She earned her Master's in Counseling from Liberty Universit

By making one small positive change to a familiar environment, horticulture therapy or gardening can provide healing to an indi... Continue Reading

The Role of Gender in Addiction Treatment

By Aimee Noel Aimee Noel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is the Clinical Director at Sober College School of Addiction Studies.

Treatment providers have been trying to figure out how to acknowledge and incorporate the unique needs of women into the treatm... Continue Reading

The Meaning of Life: A Search that Can Help Recovery

By Audrey Beim

Many treatment programs view spirituality as the key component to their recovery plans. A 2015 study finds direct correlation b... Continue Reading

Through the Eyes of the Wolf: Recovery with Wolf Connection

By Joanne Chu

Reconnecting people with their primal selves is just one way this organization strives to help those in addiction. Continue Reading

4 Reasons Why Hiring a Lawyer Can Help

By Liemann Valdimar

Those in recovery facing legal issues can benefit from hiring a lawyer who is experienced in substance use related cases. Learn... Continue Reading

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Top 5 Emotional States That Can Trigger 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.

Once you reach the peak of your sobriety journey, the most difficult part begins: staying there. Continue Reading

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