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 …

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 …