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Why Therapy Is Essential in Treating Addiction

Addressing substance use disorder goes beyond overcoming your urges or physical dependence on alcohol or illicit drugs. Despite the benefits of medically guided detox, it is not the end all be all for addiction treatment. You’re still vulnerable to your personal addiction triggers and have a significant risk of falling into relapse. Here’s where behavioural therapies—such as individual counselling, partner...

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The Importance of Partner Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Addiction doesn’t only affect the person abusing drugs or alcohol; it also negatively impacts family members, friends, and colleagues. And more often than not, it’s the spouse or the partner that bears the biggest burden. It doesn’t matter whether you’re bound by marriage, living together, or have been dating for a few months, substance abuse can negatively impact your relationship....

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The Challenges of Isolation in Addiction Recovery

Addiction in and of itself is already isolating. It can cause irreparable damage to relationships with your partner, family, and friends. The overwhelming guilt from relapsing or causing people you care about so much pain can drive recovering addicts further away from those they love and who love them. In some cases, isolation and addiction also go hand in hand...

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How to Set Manageable Goals in Addiction Recovery

Mark Twain, the author of the beloved classic Huckleberry Finn, once said, “Without dreams and goals, there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here.” Setting addiction recovery goals can give recovering addicts a sense of accomplishment. Celebrating important milestones that represent how far they have come can inspire them to persevere and continuously...

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How to Set Up a Support System After Rehab

Life in recovery has its ups and downs, and that’s why having a good support system can make a difference in helping you get through it. These people can be your sounding board when making significant decisions, or a trusted ally to keep you accountable spanyour path to sobriety Your support system will be there for you as you figure...

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