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How to Prepare for Residential Addiction Treatment

For some people, deciding to start addiction treatment can be overwhelming. Preparing for residential rehab and knowing what to expect can be just as daunting. People from all walks of life begin inpatient treatment programs across the country every day. Anxiety and fear before entering rehab are normal. However, there are some ways to help…

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Typical Group Therapy Activities

Making the decision to get drug and alcohol treatment is a substantial one that can seem overwhelming. What will happen when you are there? One of the most common types of services you’ll have access to is a group therapy program. This type of treatment is a core component of our addiction treatment. It includes a…

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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…

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What You Really Learn in Family Therapy

A family therapy program is a treatment that addresses problems in the home. A family therapy program in GA is often included in treatment for addiction or mental health issues. For instance, a person with anxiety and addiction (a co-occurring disorder) may cause problems in the home that hurt and alienate other family members. Therapy…

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What Is Codependency?

Doctors initially used the term codependency to describe an individual in a relationship with a substance use disorder victim. However, the term now incorporates a wide range of dependent behaviors, including physical, social, and emotional. According to statistics, tens of millions of women in America have the condition. If you are experiencing symptoms of this…

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Creating A Relapse Prevention Plan

Completing a substance abuse program is an accomplishment to celebrate. It takes courage to admit to a problem and then work actively to resolve your issues. Some may not realize that rehab really never ends. You have to work to avoid a relapse, and one good way to do this is by creating a relapse…