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Transition from Rehab to Home: Prevention

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Transition from Rehab to Home: Prevention

The transition from rehab to home brings many challenges. We are stripped from the favorable conditions that promoted our abstinence. The 24/7 support of counselors and staff are no longer available to us. Staying clean in rehab is actually quite simple. Rehab is a comfort zone, a place of safety. Stepping outside of that comfort ...

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Loss in Active Addiction and Early Recovery

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Loss in Active Addiction and Early Recovery

“No matter how hard I try—even when I’m up—I feel like somehow I’m losing someone.  There’s too much loss.“ -Anonymous Recovering Veteran-Close friend-Hero With my extensive time in the addiction and recovery field I’ve come across many and lost more than I can count. There are many feelings that go around. There is a lot ...

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What Does a Trigger Feel Like? How to cope.

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What Does a Trigger Feel Like? How to cope.

Personal Story on actual triggers I encountered in addiction recovery: You feel it come on without a warning. A trigger swells up the insides and begins to corrode the arteries of your ever-fleeting indulgences.   Swooping in and gripping you by storm, remembering back… all the bad things, the trials and tribulations, why did I do ...

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