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What Is MAT?

Struggling with an Opioid Addiction is frightening and confusing for individuals and their families. You may understand it’s time to get help and that different types of treatment are available, but the options may not be clear to you. One of the treatment types you should learn about is called medication-assisted treatment (MAT). This form […]

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What Is Self-Help?

what is self-help

Have you ever heard the phrase, “no one can help you until you help yourself?” There’s some truth to this sentiment. Self-help is based on the idea that only we can bring about the changes we want to see in ourselves. It prizes self-discovery and self-assistance. Self-help elevates goal setting and encourages people to find […]

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Returning to Recovery After a Relapse

returning to recovery after a relapse

When you enter treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, there is always the chance you will relapse. Recovery is a long-term undertaking. No matter how far along you are, you may feel tempted, because addiction is a mental and physical condition. If you relapse, the biggest misstep you can make is to beat yourself […]

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What Does It Mean to Be in Recovery?

what does it mean to be in recovery

You have probably heard people talk about Recovery in relation to drug or alcohol addiction. But what is Recovery? “Recovery” can mean different things to different people. In general, it is used to talk about the period after you begin treatment for addiction. It signifies an attempt to move past addiction and into the next […]

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Benefits of Writing Therapy

benefits of writing therapy

You may have heard people say journaling is therapeutic, but perhaps you feel intimidated by the idea of writing down your thoughts and feelings. You don’t have to be a polished writer to benefit from writing therapy. Many people find advantages in organizing their thoughts on paper. They make connections that may have eluded them […]

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