How to Have a Fun Sober and Happy Halloween

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Celebrating a happy Halloween sober can be tough. This is true especially if you’re used to booze-filled Halloween parties. If before, when you were in active addiction, Happy Halloween means getting high and wasted, this time is different.  Read More

I Want to Go to a Rehab–What Do I Do?

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Making the decision to go to a rehab is one of the bravest things you may have ever done. At least, it’s a smart idea. You are acknowledging that there is a problem and you’re seeking help.  Read More

How Laughter Helps Recovering Addicts

Laughter Helps Recovering Addicts

Laughter helps recovering addicts in profound ways. Those who find it in them to inject humor and laughter into their daily lives, even despite challenges, can benefit and be more successful in maintaining sobriety. Read More

Healing Trauma and Loss to Help Quell Addiction

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Many people who struggle with addiction and suffer co-occurring disorders such as depression and anxiety, to name a few, often have a profound back story. They may have experienced a significant event or trauma in their lives. These people spend much of their lives carrying these experiences, struggling with the past and the pain. As a result, many of them can feel hopeless, helpless, and desperate. Read More

Debunking 5 Myths About Addiction and Recovery

Common Myths About Addiction and Recovery

Stereotypes and myths about addiction and recovery are dangerous. They never get addicts the help they need. Often, they can even make situations worse. Such myths about addiction and treatment can cause those who are struggling with addiction to sink deeper into this deadly cycle and succumb to denial.  Read More

5 Things Addicts in Recovery Should Know About Sobriety

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Addicts in recovery can find sobriety very difficult at first. As they go along, they will see the rewards of sobriety and how it can change their lives for the better.

Having a life led by and centered on substances like drugs and alcohol, imagining a life sober can be very difficult. After all, the addiction is on the wheel and can have a very tight grip on the addict’s life. However, once they get to be treated in facilities such as Bridges of Hope, they will understand that how they have been living their lives is totally wrong and destructive. They will also learn more life skills that will help them cope and make better decisions instead of resorting to these addictive substances.

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How to Make an Environment Ideal for Your Recovery

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The world around you can influence how you behave and feel. If you’re someone who is in recovery, your environment can also make or break your recovery from addiction.

If you’re someone who have just come out of rehab or want to overcome an alcohol, drug, or behavioral addiction, here are some tips on how you can make your environment ideal. Read More

Relapse: 5 Important Things You Need to Know

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Those who have undergone addiction rehab and is embarking on their recovery can very well understand just how tough it is to deal with day-to-day life. Every day is a choice of whether to put down a drink or refuse to use drugs–or get on a bender and start the destructive cycle again. Read More

WATCH: What is Addiction?

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Addiction, contrary to the prevailing myths and prejudice, is not a character flaw. It’s not a weakness, neither is it a choice. They can’t just stop what they’re doing if they want to–because if they can, they would not be in the trouble they’re in in the first place. Read More

Top 10 Life Skills You’ll Learn in Addiction Rehab

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Many people turn to drugs because they lack the life skills necessary for them to cope with the different challenges they face in life. In addiction rehab facilities such as Bridges of Hope, people learn to cope with life’s ups and downs by learning, relearning, and developing these critical coping mechanisms or life skills. Read More