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A Dangerous Combination: Combining Drugs and Alcohol

Alcohol and drugs have their own dangers and side effects but mixing two or more drugs (prescription, over-the-counter or recreational) can come with an increased risk and even cause overdose or death. Chronically mixing drugs/alcohol can cause many problems including physical and mental health problems, relationship issues, lack of finances, and decreased job/school performance. Abusing multiple substances (polysubstance abuse) can …

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Handling the Holidays During Recovery

The holiday season can be a difficult one when in recovery. It is a time of celebrating, which many times can include alcohol. For some, it also be a depressing time and reminder of pain. These feelings, both positive and negative can oftentimes lead to relapse. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the holidays will be here before you …

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Supporting a Loved One in Recovery

If you have a family member or close friend in recovery, you understand how difficult it is. When someone close to you is dealing with addiction, it also impacts those around them. It can be a confusing and overwhelming process and figuring out how to best support them is often a challenge. Here are some tips for helping support a …

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3 Techniques for Controlling Anger

Anger is a normal, healthy human emotion. It is categorized as an emotional state that can vary from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. Anger is the response our body has to perceived threats. It also can be connected to physiological changes such as your heart rate and blood pressure going up. Read on to learn about expressing anger …

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