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Relapse Begins When You Feed the Wrong Wolf

There is a very profound Cherokee legend which tells a story of two wolves. One is evil, and one is good. Learn how this story ... Continue Reading

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How Relapse Differs Between Men and Women

When it comes to a relapse, the triggers and treatment plan differ greatly between men and women. Here, we take a look at the b... Continue Reading

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4 Steps to Finding Your Own Path in Recovery

Addiction specialists know that there’s more than one way to achieve recovery success. Continue Reading

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Addiction Is an Illness, Not a Consequence

Rather than focusing on the drug, we can examine what is fundamentally different about the person that leads to his need to use. Continue Reading

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The Basics of Al-Anon

If you have a family member or loved one who is struggling with alcoholism right now, then an Al-Anon meeting may be helpful fo... Continue Reading

A Guide to Writing Your 4th Step

What this step really asks of the member is much deeper and thorough than anyone may realize at the outset, but with a little d... Continue Reading

Individual vs. Group Therapy: What's the Best Choice for You?

Individual and group therapies can both help strengthen the process of recovery. Learn about the biggest differences between th... Continue Reading

Signs That You're Too Dependent On Your Therapist

Having a great professional bond with your therapist is important, but when you start to live your life according to his or her... Continue Reading

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It’s Hard Enough As a Woman, Recovery Shouldn’t Be Harder

Women, pregnant women and women with dependent children have so many responsibilities that keep them away from addiction recovery. Continue Reading

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The Role of Self-Reliance in Recovery

When it comes to recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction, it’s normal to wonder if you have what it takes to stay sober for ... Continue Reading

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5 Popular Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous

If your heart simply isn’t in AA, here are a number of other alternatives in which you may find the support you need for your j... Continue Reading

SMART Recovery: An Overview

SMART Recovery is a secular alternative for those looking for assistance in managing their addictive behavior. Learn more about... Continue Reading

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The Benefits of Making Rehab Fun

Researchers found that making rehab a process more similar to a camp or positive college experience can raise success rates by ... Continue Reading

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5 Options for Making Rehab Treatment Affordable

Treatment programs can be extremely expensive and paying out of pocket for such programs may be an unlikely option. However, th... Continue Reading