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Stay Clear of Addictive Substances & Live Happily

Stay Clear of Addictive Substances & Live Happily friends with people who use alcohol and drugs

Staying away from addictive drugs during the relapse period is a hard task. There are too many temptations around us all the time and it is very easy to give in and become addicted again. Hence, it is very necessary that you train yourself from staying away from these relapse triggers like a place, a type of event, a person, or any kind of experience that activates a craving for the drugs.

Sober Spring: Fun Things to do in Austin

Sober Spring: Fun Things to do in Austin Two sober friends having fun reading and relaxing in a hammock

Springtime in the Austin area is in full swing, and now is the time to get out and enjoy everything that it has to offer. If this is your first ‘Sober Spring’ or you are in early recovery, it’s important to know that while it will be different than in the past, that doesn’t mean it will be any less exciting or eventful.

Is There a Link Between Unemployment and Relapse?

Is There a Link Between Unemployment and Relapse? unemployment and relapse

Researchers have long wondered about the connection between unemployment and relapse. For decades, they’ve studied the connection and determined that unemployment and relapse rates are related. However, there are several different factors to consider and one doesn’t always cause the other.

Sleep Deprivation and Substance Abuse: What You Need to Know to Prevent Relapse

Sleep Deprivation and Substance Abuse: What You Need to Know to Prevent Relapse sleep deprivation and substance abuse

Sleep deprivation and substance abuse problems are deeply interconnected. Just as misusing drugs can make it difficult to get good quality rest, withdrawing from addictive substances can have the same effect. Not only that, but not getting enough sleep in recovery can leave you more vulnerable to relapse. 

How to Manage Holiday Stress in Recovery

How to Manage Holiday Stress in Recovery holiday stress in recovery

The holidays can be a tricky time to be in recovery, especially if you’re newly sober. With more travel, pressure-filled social engagements with family and friends, and increased financial strain, all the stress can quickly build up and make you more susceptible to relapse.

Urge Surfing to Beat Cravings: What It Is and How to Do It

Urge Surfing to Beat Cravings: What It Is and How to Do It urge surfing for addiction cravings

Learning how to deal with drug and alcohol cravings is one of the biggest challenges you’ll likely face in the early stages of recovery. Although cravings can be powerful motivators for relapse, you don’t have to let them control your behavior, and there are effective ways to cope.

How to Cope When a Loved One Relapses

How to Cope When a Loved One Relapses how to cope when a loved one relapses

Watching a loved one relapse is extremely painful. Unfortunately, relapse happens sometimes. It’s normal to feel a wide range of emotions, such as anger, confusion, sadness, and hopelessness. Despite it being a challenging situation, there is still hope for your loved one. A relapse doesn’t mean they can’t fully recover from addiction.

Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention mindfulness-based relapse prevention

Perhaps you’ve completed rehab, and now you’re starting to resume a normal life. Indeed, there are many more challenges to overcome. So, how do you cope with everyday challenges and emotions? What do you do if you feel an urge to use drugs or drink alcohol?

5 Myths About Relapse Debunked

5 Myths About Relapse Debunked

Not everyone will experience relapse in the same way, or at all! However, there are many harmful myths and ideas about relapse that are frequently spread and shared. Viewing these misconceptions as truth can be very damaging and may increase the likelihood that you’ll revert to a lifestyle of active addiction.

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 […]

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 […]

8 Daily Relapse Prevention Tips

8 Daily Relapse Prevention Tips man stopping dominoes from falling

If you are in recovery from addiction and enrolled in a transitional housing program, you’re most likely fully aware that every day can be a challenge. Although your days in detox and rehab are over and you’re not actively abusing drugs and alcohol anymore, day-to-day life can still be filled with triggers, stressful occurrences, and […]

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