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Science of Addiction

Science of Addiction

Most people don’t truly understand addiction. They see an unhealthy dependence on drugs or alcohol, and mistakenly think addicted individuals lack willpower or have some kind of moral failing. Most don’t understand why an addict can’t just stop using. The truth is addiction is a complex brain disease. This means quitting takes more than just…

why self-care isn't selfish

Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

If you’ve received professional addiction treatment, you probably learned that self-care during your recovery journey is not selfish. In fact, caring for your needs is one of the keys to relapse prevention. During recovery, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. You are cleansing your body, learning how to cope with stress and individual triggers, mending broken…

Controlling Cravings During Recovery

Controlling Cravings During Recovery

Keeping drug and alcohol cravings under control while you’re in recovery can feel like a daunting or even impossible feat. Even with the strongest motivation to remain sober, a combination of willpower and determination likely won’t be enough to avoid a relapse in the early stages of recovery. Instead, building a strong foundation of guidance…

Setting Boundaries: A Key Part of Recovery

Setting Boundaries: A Key Part of Recovery

Myth: Boundaries are walls we place around ourselves to keep others away. In fact, boundaries are protection and a key part of a healthy and successful recovery. Addiction to drugs or alcohol takes its toll on relationships, especially with those you love most. Whether you or a loved one is seeking addiction treatment, setting clear…