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Category: Sober living

  • Why after-work drinks arent so fun for everyone

    The local bar has long been the default setting for casual networking in many Canadian workplaces. I watched Game 6 of the World Series at a bar over a Diet Coke. If you or a family member is dealing with alcohol addiction and are ready to take the next step towards recovery, Coastal Detox is […]

  • Yes, After-Work Drinking Is a Serious Workplace Issue

    Many people are still happy to imbibe at employer-sponsored happy hours, holiday parties and corporate events. Perhaps surprisingly, over one-third (38%) of Americans believe after work drinks are a good way to bond and strengthen a team. This might have something to do with the relaxed nature of a restaurant or bar as compared to […]

  • The Missing Piece: The Spiritual Malady Residential Recovery Program & Addiction Transitional Sober Living Home

    It is sad that countless addicts and alcoholics have rejected 12 Step recovery because the G_d word is up on the wall and included in prayers and literature. This is how a mental health disorder manifests itself as distorted fear based thinking which appear, if acted upon, to make one’s situation a whole lot worse. […]

  • What Constitutes a Spiritual Awakening?

    While the absence of spirituality in no way causes addiction, it is generally accepted that addiction has a spiritual component. This acknolwedgement led to the incorporation of spirituality as an important ingredient in the process of recovery, and provides an important intersection between Western psychology and psychotherapy and twelve-step recovery. Carl Jung viewed addiction as […]

  • Crackdown on sober living homes leads to eviction of 35 people in Mesa

    However, if residents are willing to remain sober, follow all house rules, and guarantee medical stability, they should feel free to apply. While a sober living house doesn’t offer individual or group counseling, it offers structure and support to help you maintain your sobriety. Additionally, maintaining your sobriety typically requires a home that is free […]

  • Zoloft Interactions: Alcohol, Supplements, and More

    Contents: How Important is Spirituality in Recovery from Addiction? Can I take Zoloft if I’m also taking Pepcid? Zoloft Interactions: Alcohol, Medications, and Others About Mayo Clinic Similar to Trazodone, Zoloft is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. Doctors prescribe medication in this class of drugs to alter the chemical signals in the brain. […]

  • 6 ways your brain and body benefit when you stop drinking alcohol

    Identify the benefits of quitting and write them down as a reminder of why you’re doing this. Not feeding the habit comes down in part to changing the ways you enable or encourage drinking. The less you drink, the lower your risk of alcohol-related harm. Mindfulness practice has also been shown to help drinkers to […]

  • Preventing relapse by restoring an opioid-weakened brain pathway governing behavior MUSC Charleston, SC

    Content IOP at ASIC Recovery Therapy Blueprint For OCD What to Include in a Relapse Prevention Plan Template What is Relapse Prevention and Why is Relapse Prevention Plan Important? How can family members help their loved ones stick to their relapse prevention plan? PROVIDER SEARCH If you’d like to learn more about mindfulness-based cognitive therapy or […]

  • How to Write a Bulletproof Relapse Prevention Plan

    Content Common Causes of Relapse and How to Avoid My Loved One Needs Help Support Your Recovery Emotional Relapse There are umpteen actionable steps to include in the plan to ward off a relapse. Some steps in creating a relapse prevention plan include identifying triggers, developing coping strategies, establishing a support system, and learning relaxation […]

  • Four Stages of Alcoholism ARISE Treatment Center Vista, CA

    Content Who’s at Risk for Alcoholism? Early-Stage Alcoholism Looking for Signs of Early-Stage Alcoholism Treatment for Late-Stage Alcoholism Alcohol Withdrawal and Detox Alcohol dependence is defined as the point at which a person has no control over their alcohol intake. The third stage of alcoholism is characterized by a person experiencing problems as a direct […]