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Your Guide To Meditation

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Meditation is a great way to center yourself when you are struggling with things like addiction, sobriety, depression, anger management, etc. Here is a simple guide on meditation that focuses on your breath. Focusing your breathing is great because it is a constant that can ground us. Throughout your meditation, you may find yourself caught up in thoughts, emotions, sounds. If you find your mind wandering, simply go back again to your …

The Signs and Symptoms of a Drug Overdose

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A drug overdose can happen to anyone, whether it’s your first-time using. Or you’re someone their symptoms require professional help as soon as possible for the best chance of recovery. If you or a loved one is suffering from a substance use disorder and are at risk of overdosing, help is available. Social Treatment Opportunity Programs offers many treatment programs. Our addiction treatment specialists are here to help determine which program is …

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6 Tips for a Sober St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day will be here in a few days. Many people in the U.S. don’t really know what this holiday is for and it has become an excuse to drink green beer, take shots of Irish whiskey or sip Irish coffee. If you are in recovery from alcoholism, it can be a difficult day. Resist these drinking temptations by avoiding bars or boozy parties. Tips for staying sober and having fun …

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How To Help My Significant Other With Depression

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Are you asking yourself, “how to help my significant other with depression?”  When you deeply care about a person, you don’t want to see them down and depressed. That being said, you might not know what to do when they are having more than just a couple of bad days. These suggestions can help both you and them improve their overall outlook on life.  Are They Depressed or Just Sad? You might …

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The 411 on Prescription Drug Abuse

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When you think about substance abuse or addiction, what do you consider the most commonly abused drugs? Yes,  heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine are at the top of the list. But, you must also consider prescription medication. Unfortunately, millions of people abuse and develop addictions to the medications found in their family’s medicine cabinets. A Little About Prescription Drug Abuse There is a prescription drug epidemic going on in the United States. …

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8 Recovery Oriented New Year’s Resolutions

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For those of you in recovery the Holidays can be stressful, which can be detrimental to your health. This stress can push someone to relapse. That’s why this time of year it is important to reflect and to make a plan for how to stay on track in the New Year. Here are some recovery oriented New Year’s Resolutions that you can make to continue your recovery journey.   Mend a Tarnished …

Handling the Holidays During Recovery

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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 in just a few days and the holidays will be here before you know it. Planning and preparing ahead of time can help you …

12 Irrational Ideas

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Some food for thought. Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) holds that certain core irrational ideas, which have been clinically observed, are at the root of most emotional disturbance They are: 1. The idea that it is a dire necessity for adults to be loved by significant others for almost everything they do. Instead of concentrating on their own self-respect, on winning approval for practical purposes, and on loving rather than on being …

How to Start Practicing Self-Care

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Self-care is a simple concept, yet for many of us, it can be incredibly difficult in practice. It is especially challenging for victims and survivors of abuse, who are often made to feel like they are not worthy of love or care. But EVERYONE is worthy and deserves love and care, we sometimes have to be the ones that provide our own care. It is important to do what makes you feel …

Signs of Anger and How to Manage It

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To effectively manage your anger, you must first learn to recognize when you are angry. It is a common misconception that you are either extremely mad or very happy. But emotion ranges on a spectrum and it is important to note where on your spectrum your emotions lie. It is hard when you don’t realize what part of your emotional spectrum you are on, to properly deal with your anger. But thankfully …