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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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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 …

Avoiding Summertime Triggers

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Summertime can be a difficult time for those in drug and alcohol recovery. It is a few months filled with parties, BBQs, and holidays. Days at the beach, music festivals, and more- it can have many triggers. It is important to have a plan to help you stick to your recovery plan and avoid relapse. Be aware of your own personal triggers. Triggers can be a person, emotion, or situation that can …

Supporting a Loved One in Recovery

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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 loved one in recovery. Do Research- The more facts you know about …

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The Red Flags of Relapse

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For many of you in the recovery process, relapse is a fear in the back of your mind. For recovery, you need to make a lifestyle change and this isn’t always easy to maintain. A lapse is a one-time return to addictive behavior whereas a relapse is a return to addictive lifestyle. There are many signs that may point to relapse, and if you can identify these signs you can help prevent …