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Tips for Talking to a Friend about Addiction

Tips for Talking to a Friend about Addiction

Watching a friend struggle with a drug addiction can be overwhelming and heartbreaking. You want to help, but you’re not sure how to. Different scenarios of how to approach your friend’s drug addiction may run through your mind: what if you say the wrong thing? Is it the right time to say something? What if it ruins your friendship?

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Signs of Anger Addiction

Signs of Anger Addiction

Anger addiction is real. If any of this sounds like something you’re experiencing or a loved one is experiencing you’re not alone. Counseling is available for anger addiction and has helped many people suffering get their life back into a healthy place.

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The Serenity Prayer: The Core of Recovery

The Serenity Prayer: The Core of Recovery

The Serenity Prayer: The Core of Recovery The Serenity Prayer is apart of your recovery, you say it every day, but have you really thought about what it truly means? How does it actually apply in your life? The more time you spend really thinking about it, you’ll...

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Acceptance – What Does It Really Mean?

Acceptance – What Does It Really Mean?

Acceptance is a willful and courageous action. It’s an active dialogue, there is nothing passive about it. It’s not a fleeting thought. It’s a hard commitment, and that’s why it’s so difficult. You can’t fake acceptance; your mind won’t let you.

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Medication Assisted Treatment for Opiate Addiction

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opiate Addiction

Serenity Recovery Centers offers certain prescription medications for treating the cravings and withdrawals of opiate dependence, such as Vivitrol and Suboxone. If you or someone you love is struggling with opiate abuse and addiction, learn more about how we safely use medication-assisted treatment to aid in the recovery process.

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7 Steps to Take When Preparing for Treatment

7 Steps to Take When Preparing for Treatment

When you’ve made the decision to get treatment for an addiction, it can be scary and difficult, but it is a step toward recovery. To set yourself up for success in treatment, you should take some steps to prepare for entry into rehab.

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment – A Balanced Approach to Recovery

Dual Diagnosis Treatment – A Balanced Approach to Recovery

A dual diagnosis is when a person is diagnosed as having both a mental illness and an addition problem. With this diagnosis, a person is eligible for dual diagnosis treatment, which will treat both conditions. This is a relatively new idea because things were handled much differently in the past. This new dual diagnosis treatment option can be incredibly more beneficial and produce much better outcomes than the treatment options of the past.

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Top 5 Ways to Structure Routine in Early Recovery

Top 5 Ways to Structure Routine in Early Recovery

A few of the ways recovering addicts can build a healthy lifestyle include setting daily schedules, encouraging others to support your new habits, appreciating the basics, prioritizing meetings, and removing clutter from your life.

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When Anger Threatens Your Recovery

When Anger Threatens Your Recovery

Anger is a reasonable emotion, but when you’re in recovery, it can be a dangerous distraction and for many, an excuse to relapse. Keeping it bottled up inside leads to stress and frustration, which is one of the first steps to returning to an unmanageable life.

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Recovery Groups on Social Media

Recovery Groups on Social Media

Social media is all about sharing, and sharing experiences, strength and hope is one way addicts find mutual support and help each other stay clean. On Facebook alone, you’ll find hundreds of private groups where you can connect with other addicts, listen to their stories and discuss your own challenges and triumphs in recovery.

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Making the Transition to Sober Living

Making the Transition to Sober Living

Sober Living Facilities provide a safe environment and a supportive community for individuals recovering from addiction issues. Living in a sober living facility helps addicts adjust to life without using.

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