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Category: Recovery

What is Contingency Management and How Does It Help Recovery?

What is Contingency Management and How Does It Help Recovery?

The concept of rewarding positive behavior with some type of tangible reward is often applied in addiction treatment through a type of therapy called contingency management. It’s frequently used to help motivate clients to sustain their sobriety, and in many instances, it increases overall success in recovery.

Should I Go Back to Rehab?

Should I Go Back to Rehab?

Maybe you’ve found yourself in a bad place; feeling uncertain about your future sober, struggling to deal with cravings, or hiding drug use from your friends and family again. If this is you, you’re not alone. It’s important to get back into treatment right away. Going back to rehab can help you address underlying issues that are causing your addiction to resurface and will give you the best chance at achieving lasting recovery.

Why Is Making Amends Important?

Why Is Making Amends Important? person makes amends to their spouse

The disease of addiction often results in damaged and strained relationships due to careless and harmful behavior. Although you can’t undo what has already been done, you can work to repair damaged relationships with family and friends by making amends. This process is described in steps 8 and 9 of the 12-Step Program.

What To Expect At Your First AA Meeting

What To Expect At Your First AA Meeting AA meeting

Chances are, you’ve probably seen AA meetings featured in movies or TV shows. However, we all know that Hollywood often exaggerates things. So, what can you really expect to experience at your first AA meeting?  If you’re new to recovery, you might have some hesitation or fear about going to your first AA meeting. It’s […]

How to Deal With Bipolar Depression When You’re Recovering From Addiction

How to Deal With Bipolar Depression When You’re Recovering From Addiction woman suffering from bipolar depression

Bipolar disorder and addiction often occur simultaneously, which can make getting sober and staying sober extremely difficult. If you are recovering from addiction and have also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a combination of medication and psychotherapy may be an effective way to deal with bipolar depression in recovery.

How Can Therapy Support Addiction Recovery?

How Can Therapy Support Addiction Recovery? woman in therapy with therapist

Table of contents How Is Therapy Used During Drug and Alcohol Detox? How Does Therapy for Addiction Work in Rehab? What Happens During Group Therapy for Addiction? Can I Attend Therapy While I’m Enrolled in a Sober Living Program? Learn More About Eudaimonia’s Sober Living Program Addiction is more than just a physical dependence on […]

Common Relapse Triggers to Avoid

Common Relapse Triggers to Avoid Common Relapse Triggers to Avoid

Updated on June 26th, 2020 After transitioning out of rehab and heading back home or into a sober living program, every individual in recovery will encounter several triggers that can cause a relapse. If you are currently in recovery, you’ve probably realized by now that there’s no way to avoid everything that may cause you […]

How to Stay Connected While Social Distancing

How to Stay Connected While Social Distancing recovering addict try to stay connected while the pandemic

Although many of the nationwide stay-at-home orders may soon be coming to an end, the new coronavirus remains a very real threat that is easily spread from person to person. As a result, local and national government officials are still recommending that people maintain strict social distancing practices. While this may be good news for […]

Can Seasonal Affective Disorder Lead to Relapse?

Can Seasonal Affective Disorder Lead to Relapse? depressed woman looks outside

Every year, as the long summer days start changing to shorter, cooler fall days, many people experience a drop in their happiness. They feel more gloomy, unmotivated, and tend to overeat, stay inside, and isolate themselves. These symptoms are often a result of seasonal depression. Many Americans suffer from seasonal depression, called SAD or Seasonal […]

How to Care For Your Mental Health In Times of Uncertainty

How to Care For Your Mental Health In Times of Uncertainty woman working on her stress relief

The year 2020 has certainly been a trying one so far with the COVID-19 pandemic, worldwide protests, sporadic riots, and rising unemployment rates all hitting home at the same time. The constant media coverage and images shared on social media can become overwhelming and may leave you feeling anxious and depressed. In the face of […]

8 Ways to Stay Active Without Leaving Your House

8 Ways to Stay Active Without Leaving Your House woman doing yoga at home

Updated on December 17th, 2020 At this point, it’s probably fair to say that many of us are tired of being confined to our homes. Even while local governments across the United States gradually reopen and return to more “normal” daily life and operations, the process will take time and many people still remain cautious […]

Why Self-Help Groups Alone Are Not Enough to Treat Addiction

Why Self-Help Groups Alone Are Not Enough to Treat Addiction self-help group

We’ve all heard the stories about a person who decided to get sober, started attending 12-Step groups, and is still sober to this day. While stories like this can really happen, they are few and far between. For most people, addiction self-help groups are not enough to adequately treat addiction on their own. More often […]

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