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Craving Sugar After You Quit Alcohol?

When someone quits drinking alcohol, they may expect to feel intense cravings or discomfort. However, people are usually surprised when they are hit with strong sugar cravings. On the surface, the connection between sugar and alcohol may seem weird. At Atlanta Detox Center, we know that understanding what sugar addiction is and how it is…

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Understanding Addiction’s Toll on Families

When someone is suffering from addiction, it’s common to think about how their condition affects their wellbeing. However, the addiction’s toll on families must also be discussed. During an alcohol addiction treatment program, the whole family must be involved. This is referred to as family therapy, and it is one of the most effective intervention…

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Learning About Aftercare and Early Recovery

Once you complete your substance abuse treatment program, you still have opportunities to continue your recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Aftercare and early recovery resources are available through ongoing individual therapy, support groups, sober living houses, and alumni programs. You can also take advantage of online educational opportunities that include wellness programs and holistic…

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Relapse Prevention Strategies for Alcoholism

Completing rehab can give you a fresh start and a sense of confidence in your life. However, rehab is just the beginning of your recovery journey. As you re-enter your daily life, you will experience people, places, or situations that trigger your addiction and could cause you to relapse. Having some relapse prevention strategies in…

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How to Avoid Relapse Triggers

Completing rehab is just the first step in your recovery from drugs and alcohol. Chances are, you will encounter people, places, or situations that trigger your addiction. To keep from drinking or retaking drugs, you will need to develop strategies for avoiding relapse triggers. You may have learned many of these strategies in your substance…

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What to Do if You Relapse During Quarantine

Isolation is a leading cause of addiction. When you feel lonely or anxious and have little accountability, you are more tempted to drink or take drugs. For this reason, relapse in GA is common with people who are stuck at home during the pandemic. If you are in recovery, you may be feeling especially vulnerable…

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Dealing with Anger in Recovery

Anger is an emotion that is commonly associated with addiction. When you become angry, you may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with your anger. Mental health treatment programs are designed to help you become aware of your anger and manage it effectively. You cannot stop anger. However, you can choose how to deal…