Addiction Recovery & Sobriety Phone Apps

After completing a treatment program for alcohol and/or substance misuse, individuals are advised to remain connected to supportive family and friends, as well as to support groups. This includes returning to a safe home environment or attending a sober living facility, depending on the situation, circumstances, and needs of the individual. Doing so allows those in sobriety to get the support they need in order to reach long-term recovery. Addiction recovery apps contribute to maintaining this process by providing 24-hour access to support in some sort of capacity.

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Is Drug Addiction Genetic?

For ages, communities have struggled with the complex issue of drug addiction, which has left a path of destruction in its wake. While there are many factors that contribute to addiction, one that has long perplexed scientists and academics is whether this harmful habit has a genetic component. Does the occurrence of addiction in families suggest a hereditary predisposition? Can we link certain genes to addictive tendencies? Investigating the complex link between genetics and drug addiction helps us to understand the fundamental causes of this condition and may have implications for prevention, treatment, and stigma reduction. Faith in Recovery explores the fascinating query: Is drug addiction genetic?

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Mindsets That Can Help You Work Through Addiction

Addiction is one of the most difficult things one may go through or heal through. Where other problems or health issues can be helped with medications or financial expenditures, addiction therapy has to take place primarily in your mind! The following mindsets will help you work through addiction recovery in a positive and effective way.

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Working While in Treatment: How Outpatient Rehab Helps

Making the decision to seek help for addiction is a brave and life-changing choice. However, for many people, the commitment involved in entering inpatient rehab for an extended period can be a barrier to seeking treatment. The fear of losing their job or falling behind in school can prevent people from getting the help they need. 

Outpatient rehab facilities offer an alternative for those who need to balance their recovery with work or school responsibilities. Work or school can be stabilizing forces in recovery, providing structure and a sense of purpose. Treatment can also provide the support needed to navigate these responsibilities while focusing on recovery. 

Recovery Centers of America offers outpatient treatment programs that are designed to meet the needs of patients who are working or attending school while in treatment. Call 1-800-RECOVERY today to get started. 

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Finding the Courage to Grab Your Lifeline

He was famous in his field: a psychiatrist and professor at the local Ivy League university. A flyer initially drew me to one of his lectures.
As he spoke, it felt like my mind was exploding into millions of revelations. He spoke about things I’d always suspected, but had never known much about. And he showed, through studies and his own experience treating patients, how it worked. And it did work. I felt hope start to rise within me.

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How to Forgive

Forgiveness is often discussed in addiction treatment, and in general has been shown to bolster mental health, hope, and self-esteem.  People are frequently told that they ‘should’ forgive a loved one, or that they ‘need to’ forgive themselves.  Tangible tactics on how to forgive are oft-omitted.  This article neglects philosophical pontifications as to what forgiveness is and instead focuses on specific techniques, based on the Enright model of forgiveness, that actually result in the experience of forgiveness.

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Signs You are Dating an Alcoholic & What to Do

You may be dating an alcoholic and not realize it until their habit becomes more detrimental to your relationship. On the other hand, you might be suspicious. You have a feeling that your partner’s drinking has gone a little too far, or they are spending more time drinking or recovering from drinking than sober.

Alcoholism is a progressive disease that can happen to anyone, so if you believe you are dating someone with a drinking problem, do not wait to get help.

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How to Get Back on Track After Relapse

If you’ve just had a relapse and you’re researching what to do after relapse, you should feel incredibly proud. You’re not in denial, and you’re not hiding your head in the sand. Addiction is a chronic disease. That means that even when you go to rehab and get your symptoms under control, it’s not cured in the way an infection can be cured with antibiotics.

Substance use disorders occur for a mixture of genetic, environmental, and social reasons. It’s highly complex, but often a compulsion to numb or alter your consciousness comes from deep-rooted trauma.

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12 Steps of AA and NA Explained in Simple Terms

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are the oldest and best-regarded methods of addiction treatment. Even according to scientific trials, AA is the most effective way of overcoming a substance abuse disorder. Many rehab programs and therapy methods are inspired by the style and content of AA treatment programs.

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What Can Speed Up My Recovery?

The road to recovery is long and often frustrating. Addicts often have high expectations for themselves and want to rush headlong into stages they’re not yet ready for. To make steady, consistent progress, however, there are ways to boost yourself and see progress that in the long run will put you ahead.

Have a Strong Support System

There is nothing worse than being alone when you are an addict. The more you isolate yourself, the more you can only turn to your addiction for relief—but that fact also makes the opposite just as true.

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