Latest Blogs About Addiction Relapse: Recovery Connection



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Resilience in Recovery
March 2, 2017

Resilience in Recovery You have survived a lot of challenges and hardships in your life. You have endured addiction, abuse, trauma, mental illness or a combination of these and somehow you are still here. Many people aren’t as fortunate to pull through. You might wonder how or why you are still around to tell the…

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5 Ways to Cope with Summer’s Special Challenges
June 20, 2016

5 Ways to Cope with Summer’s Special Challenges Long after final graduation, most people still find summer the ideal time to slow down and relax. Leisure travel increases, organizations suspend regular meetings, and 9-to-5 businesses slow their production schedules. Families with schoolchildren make major adjustments in daily routines. Weddings and outdoor events surge in frequency.…

How Can Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Help Me?
What is Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
May 14, 2016

What is Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab? If you don’t have any experience with inpatient drug and alcohol rehab, you’re probably at a loss as to what the experience is like. You may wonder if it’s something you need, or what to expect when you start. This uncertainty can cause a lot of anxiety about…

Non-Alcoholic Beer or Wine; Friend or Foe?
April 4, 2016

Non-Alcoholic Beer or Wine; Friend or Foe? In my first year of sobriety there were so many new things to learn and test out and that first year for me was pivotal in building a strong foundation of recovery. I did what I was told – I was a good little soldier. I did 90…

7 Reasons Why Staying Healthy Is Fun
7 Reasons Why Staying Healthy Is Fun
March 7, 2016

7 Reasons Why Staying Healthy Is Fun To many people, with or without substance-abuse struggles, “healthy living” is the lesser of two evils. No one wants the inconvenience and danger of heart trouble; no one aspires to obesity that makes crossing the room exhausting; but when it comes to preventative wellness, we often visualize a…

Roommates in Sobriety: A Sober Roommate Network
October 1, 2015

Roommates in Sobriety: A Sober Roommate Network Out of personal hardships lies the heart behind RIS. “We created Roommates in Sobriety for people out there just like us, who didn’t want to come home to insanity, but to someone who got it, had similar interests, and wanted to create a safe, drug-free home.” The newly…

Debbie Cochrane
Parents to Kids: Reframing the Conversation
April 30, 2015

Parents to Kids: Reframing the Conversation Which is easier to talk about: heroin junkies or disease prevention? As program manager for a non-profit that seeks to educate youth about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, the biggest hurdle I face is denial. Not on the part of youth- they know what’s going on around them,…

Believe Me
January 7, 2015

Believe Me Believe me. I might not come out and tell you I’m being abused, but I will give you signs. I will stop coming to family gatherings. I will tell you I’m sad or depressed. I might have bruises; however, they will likely be where no one can see them. I might lose or…

Addiction & Sleep Disorders
January 17, 2014

Addiction & Sleep Disorders Studies are piling up on the importance of sleep, and how lack of good sleep can affect weight, depression and yes, even addiction. Research shows that people with substance use disorders are 5 to 10 times more likely than the general population to have sleep disorders. What’s worse is that poor…

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5 Warning Signs of a Relapse
July 11, 2013

5 Warning Signs of a Relapse When you first got into treatment, the thought of never touching alcohol and drugs again was daunting. However, as the days went on, you progressed and before you knew it you were out in the “real world.” Life outside the safe haven of rehab might have seemed overwhelming again,…