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Normalizing Sobriety

Normalizing Sobriety

Consuming alcohol has become such a cultural norm that while there are laws about advertising, selling, and serving it to minors, alcoholic beverages are a part of everyday life. There are advertisements everywhere you look; it is readily available at grocery stores,...

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What Are Love Languages?

What Are Love Languages?

Do you ever run into conflicts with your partner regarding how they communicate or express their love to you? Every person receives and gives love differently in romantic relationships. Chances are, you'll be matched with someone who expresses their affection...

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Sober Cinco de Mayo

Sober Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo began as a celebration of an important victory of the Mexican army over the French Empire on May 5, 1862. Contrary to popular belief, it is not Mexico’s day of independence. At some point, celebrating Cinco de Mayo became more popular in California and...

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What Are Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)?

What Are Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)?

Trauma and Tension Releasing Exercises (TRE) engage the muscles to produce tremors. These vibrations are believed to release tension in the body that has accumulated from nerve-wracking experiences, aiding the healing process. This article will provide background on...

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What to Do When You Are Losing Hope

What to Do When You Are Losing Hope

With global events, particularly since COVID-19 hit, mental health has been challenging to manage for a significantly larger portion of the population. Hope has become a scarcity rather than something to enjoy in abundance. When this touches you personally for any...

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How Do I Set Goals?

How Do I Set Goals?

Goals are general guidelines for what you want to achieve in both the short and long term. There may be things about your life or character that you would like to improve. This article will discuss what to consider when setting goals in addiction treatment. Why Set...

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Defining What It Means to Be Sober

Defining What It Means to Be Sober

The term sober means different things to different people. For some, it means simply not drinking alcohol. Others use the term to state that they refrain from using all substances. Still, others consider themselves sober but still smoke cigarettes, regularly using...

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Are ADD and ADHD the Same?

Are ADD and ADHD the Same?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to function across multiple life domains. Although there is no cure for this condition, ADHD symptoms can be managed with treatment. Learn more about the basics of ADHD...

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Transitioning Out of Rehab

Transitioning Out of Rehab

Being in residential treatment for addiction is like being pulled out of your world and isolated while you detox and begin the treatment process. This is often what it takes to change when there is so much change needed. For most people, though, going straight back...

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Are Emotions Made Up?

Are Emotions Made Up?

Every day, decisions about social, economic, and environmental issues are made based on what people believe and how they feel at any given moment. Growing one's self-awareness of emotions and learning how to manage them is an integral part of navigating challenges...

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