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What Not to Do When Someone Comes Home from Rehab
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What Not to Do When Someone Comes Home from Rehab

By on Jul 22, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery |

The weeks right after a loved one comes from home from a recovery program are a critical time. Studies have shown that relapses are far more likely to happen during the first few weeks of independent living. Without the familiar boundaries of residential treatment, it’s likely that your loved one will need extra support. Here are some things that you shouldn’t do...

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How to Support a Loved One in Rehab
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How to Support a Loved One in Rehab

By on Jul 6, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery |

You just dropped off your child, spouse, parent, or friend at an addiction recovery center. It’s been a long path getting to this point and you’re a mixture of exhaustion, relief, anxiety, or maybe even guilt or fear. You’ve been so focused on your loved one’s monumental addiction problem that as you drive away you realize you have no idea what to do now. How are...

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How to Know If You’ve Hit Rock Bottom
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How to Know If You’ve Hit Rock Bottom

By on Jun 26, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery |

Sometimes we like to think of life as the plot to a movie. There’s an inciting problem. Something happens that makes the hero realize he has a problem and he’s reached rock bottom. The hero has an epiphany. Then there’s a music montage while the hero solves the problem in two minutes and lives happily ever after. Real life doesn’t work this way. There are many,...

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Job Hunting in Recovery
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Job Hunting in Recovery

By on Jun 12, 2018 in Addiction, Blog, Recovery |

Overcoming addiction is scary. Job hunting can be overwhelming. The combination of the two is almost enough to make a person want to crawl into bed and never work again. Fortunately, job hunting in recovery doesn’t have to be as daunting as you might think. A lot of the same skills and advice for finding a job in a normal situation applies to finding a job in...

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