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How To Deal With A Brainwashed Person

How To Deal With A Brainwashed Person

The concept of “brainwashing” sounds more like the realm of sci-fi and horror films than an issue related to substance and addiction, but it is actually much more prevalent than you might think. For loved ones bearing witness to a friend, partner, or family member...

Mental Health Resources

Alcohol & Antidepressants Drug Interactions

Alcohol & Antidepressants Drug Interactions

If you're taking an antidepressant, it's important to understand the risks of combining alcohol with this medication. Alcohol is a depressant, so mixing it with antidepressants can make you feel worse. You may have more side effects from your antidepressants when...

The Connection Between Trauma & Addiction

The Connection Between Trauma & Addiction

Trauma can come from a single event or ongoing issues, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, or neglect. Trauma experienced in childhood can have lifelong effects on your health and mental well-being. While the impact of trauma might not seem related to addiction...

Can Drugs Cause Permanent Brain Damage?

Can Drugs Cause Permanent Brain Damage?

Drugs and alcohol can have short- and long-term effects on the brain. People with substance use disorders often experience brain injuries resulting from damaged brain cells. These types of injuries can happen due to the toxic effects of drugs and alcohol or as a...

Relapse Prevention Resources

10 Early Relapse Warning Signs to Watch For

10 Early Relapse Warning Signs to Watch For

Knowing relapse warning signs is a huge component of relapse prevention. Both you and your loved ones should know how to recognize these signs as they can alert you to the potential for substance use and prevent a full-blown relapse. These warning signs often occur...

What Does Relapse Mean for an Addiction?

What Does Relapse Mean for an Addiction?

If you are battling substance abuse or addiction, you may have heard the term "relapse." Relapse is defined as when a person in recovery resumes abusing drugs or alcohol again after achieving short- or long-term abstinence. A relapse might result in you returning to...

Relapse Prevention Guide

Relapse Prevention Guide

Addiction is hard. The stigma of shame that comes along with it is real, and while finding the right treatment is one of the most difficult steps to take towards recovery is the possibility of relapse. Many feel as though they are weak in the recovery process, and...

Sober Living Resources

How to Create a Sober Travel Plan

How to Create a Sober Travel Plan

Traveling while trying to stay sober can be a challenge. Parties and other social outings are frequent triggers for alcohol or drug use, whether with friends or family members. There's also the added stress of taking care of yourself. At the same time, being without...

What Does Sober Curious Mean?

What Does Sober Curious Mean?

Sober curious is a term used to describe someone who wants to try sobriety without committing to it. In short, it's an open-ended way of exploring sobriety without committing to it. Many people have tried not drinking and realized it wasn’t as straightforward as they...

How to Enjoy Being Sober In 2022

How to Enjoy Being Sober In 2022

In the early days of recovery, it’s common to find yourself saying things like “I don’t like being sober.” but being sober is amazing when you learn how to like sober life. Many rehab facilities will recommend an aftercare planning program to slowly introduce you to...

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