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Helping Teens Safely Cope with a Family Member’s Addiction
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Helping Teens Safely Cope with a Family Member’s Addiction

By on Oct 5, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery |

Coping mechanisms: we all have them. Some are healthy and others not so much. Children whose parents struggle with substance use disorders are no stranger to coping mechanisms. By the time they are teens, the mantra of their life can be summed up in three rules: don’t talk, don’t trust, and don’t feel. According to data compiled by National Surveys on Drug Use and...

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Finding Your Best Emotional Support System
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Finding Your Best Emotional Support System

By on Sep 23, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery |

When you enter into rehabilitation and begin recovery, you are given a chance to build a support system from scratch. You have the chance to replace the people who are toxic to your new, sober lifestyle with ones who will help you succeed. This can be a very difficult thing to do, however, as some of the people you find the need to distance yourself from can be...

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Can a Taste of Independence in College Lead to Addiction?
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Can a Taste of Independence in College Lead to Addiction?

By on Sep 17, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery |

For many high school graduates, college becomes the first real form of independence they’ve had. They are living away from home for the first time without constant parental supervision. Along with this independence comes the stress of studying, exams, projects, and classes. Add into this mixture choosing activities or clubs to belong to and a desire to have friends,...

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