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Hobbies That Help With Recovery

Entering the world of recovery means starting an entirely new lifestyle. In order to break the addiction, those in recovery must find something to replace the drugs in their sober life. This new sober life has a lot of downtime, previously filled with drugs, that needs to be replaced with healthier activities. Below are activities…

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5 Things to Avoid in Early Recovery

Early recovery, especially during the first year, is a delicate time for newly sober people. Major emotional, psychological, and physical changes occur and can become overwhelming. This is a time for those in recovery to take it easy and focus on being sober. There is no need to make recovery any harder than it needs…

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How to Counteract Boredom and Loneliness in Recovery

Two of the biggest things people experience in recovery are boredom and loneliness. This doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does people in recovery are at a higher risk of relapsing. The important thing is for those in recovery to acknowledge this problem and be proactive about it instead of ignoring it. There…

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10 Common Dangers That Lead to Drug and Alcohol Abuse

There are plenty of risk factors that may lead to drug and alcohol abuse, and we might not be able to avoid them all. However, being aware that certain behaviors and situations may pose a greater risk for abuse can help the prevention of abuse from happening at all. Always be aware of your surroundings…

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8 Tips for a Successful Relationship with Your Sponsor

In many 12-Step recovery programs, and increasingly in other recovery programs as well, you’ll come across the concept of a sponsor. A sponsor is essentially a mentor for someone new to recovery. Their role is to encourage, guide, and support you through the recovery journey, and to be there for you when you need advice…

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Getting To the Root Cause of Your Addiction

For anyone seeking drug or alcohol rehab treatment, relapse statistics can be frightening. Studies show that between 50-90% of rehab patients will relapse at some point. But, here at Meridian Treatment Solutions, we believe we know why patients relapse. We use that knowledge to ensure our clients leave our centers equipped with the best possible…

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How to Enjoy a Party While Sober

There are many people that enter addiction recovery programs before the age of 18.  Research from The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found, in 2010, that 57 percent of new drug users were under the age of 18. People suffering from an addiction before the age of 18 tend to struggle more with…

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Reasons to Stay Sober

Becoming sober after addiction is one of the most challenging decisions a person makes every day. Sobriety isn’t a cure for addiction. There is no cure for addiction. Addicts who seek treatment and find sobriety spend every moment of every day choosing to stay sober. Their illness can come back at any time if they…

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Misconceptions of People Who are in Recovery

Making the decision to seek recovery from drug or alcohol abuse is significant. It’s what changes lives. However, that doesn’t stop people who suffer from addiction from feeling ashamed about their recovery. When it should be a moment of celebration, it’s more often a moment of embarrassment for those in recovery when someone finds out.…

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How do you know if you have an addiction?

Addiction is a complex brain disease that can gradually take everything good and valuable from individuals’ lives and leave them jobless, in poor health and without close family and friends. The progress of addiction can differ from person to person. Some individuals drink or use drugs and never become addicted. Others quickly find themselves in…

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