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The Importance of Giving Back in Recovery

The Importance of Giving Back in Recovery

Recovery offers the chance for a fresh start. It provides the opportunity to give your life new meaning and purpose. A chance to give back in a way that helps others. This is an important part of recovery and of the 12-Step program. It is also a way to pay it forward....

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20 Books to Explain Addiction to Children

20 Books to Explain Addiction to Children

When a child grows up in a home where a parent or other loved one has a substance use disorder, they often feel confused and frightened. Their home life may be chaotic and unpredictable. They may hear arguing, crying, or yelling and have no understanding of why it is...

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What Is SMART Recovery?

What Is SMART Recovery?

You may be familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), but have you ever heard of SMART Recovery? If you haven’t, you are not alone. SMART Recovery provides an alternative to 12-Step programs for those in recovery who are not comfortable with...

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9 Motivational Books for Recovery

9 Motivational Books for Recovery

Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is a lifelong commitment. Once rehab is completed and life is re-entered, all of the lessons and tools learned during treatment must be used to manage problems without turning to drugs or alcohol. Recovery is a continual...

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How Is Vivitrol Used During Detoxification?

How Is Vivitrol Used During Detoxification?

When a person has an opioid or alcohol addiction, they are dealing with a chronic brain disease that affects them both physically and psychologically. While various types of therapies and counseling are used to address the psychological aspects of the illness,...

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Can Alcohol Withdrawal Become Fatal?

Can Alcohol Withdrawal Become Fatal?

Many people addicted to alcohol believe that it would be safe for them to stop drinking “cold turkey” on their own if they wanted to. However, nothing is further from the truth. For someone with a severe physical dependence, stopping alcohol suddenly can have dire...

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