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Month: January 2021

Charming young lady enjoying romantic date with her boyfriend

Addition by Subtraction: How Removing Yourself Can Spur a Loved One’s Recovery

Maintaining a relationship through recovery from alcohol and/or substance use disorder takes hard work, effective communication, and explicit boundaries. As important as it is to project positivity and optimism, when it comes to setting boundaries the very real prospect of walking away from a relationship turned toxic must be addressed in theory as well as practice. If …

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Digital technology development

How Technology and Addiction Work in Tandem

Over a span of 20 years, technology has revolutionized our economy, communication, socialization, and more. Coping with recovery from alcohol and/or substance use disorder in the midst of recent progress in digital communications increases the accessibility of resources, while simultaneously adding previously non-existent distractions. Innovations such as mobile healthcare, social media, and streaming services fail …

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Stressed woman with personal coach

Need to Boost Your Recovery Game? Take It To the Next Level With a Recovery Coach

As an extension of mental health, recovering from addiction takes commitment, dedication, and honesty. Sharing these values with another person who has been through the same experiences can prove highly cathartic and reassuring to one’s peace of mind. Partnering with such a kindred spirit elevates the accessibility of recovery, allowing partners to coach each other …

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Writing a letter

A Letter to Your Future Self from the Ugly Truth of Your Addiction

Dear Future Self,  I live with substance use disorder. My behavior will always reflect a desire, or the suppression of a desire, to use. The way I treat others is up to me, and me alone. When I am actively using, I am not only using substances, but I am using the goodwill and empathy …

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Depressed woman embracing her friend

Know Someone Struggling With Relapse? Take a Breath, and Don’t Forget Your Own Health

Recovering from alcohol and/or substance use disorder is a process of trial and error. Even those who have managed to uphold a sober lifestyle for years may feel the temptation more strongly on some days, for reasons unknown. Working to establish a functional relationship with individuals in recovery entails enduring these ups and downs. If …

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