Category: Relapse Prevention

Communication Styles and Recovery – Social Wellness Month

July is Social Wellness month, so we’d like to talk about communication – what  it is and why it’s important to your recovery. The first year in recovery is a time of confusion, joy, fear, anger, sadness, happiness; a whole spectrum of emotions. Your loved ones may not know what to expect the first year, […]

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Relapse Prevention: Relapse Signs and Symptoms

When you make the decision to stay clean and sober, relapse prevention is critical. Addiction, like any other disease, has specific warning signs that can indicate an imminent reoccurrence of the illness. The disease of addiction can be deadly and thus requires planning and management in order to maintain good health. Relapse prevention involves educating […]

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Social Wellness Month: Coping Skills for Recovery

July is Social Wellness Month! To celebrate, we’re taking a look at what Social Wellness Month means for those in recovery, and how social wellness and coping skills can help prevent or lessen the effects of relapse. Life happens on life’s terms; despite our choices, plans and commitments, life still has a tendency to catch […]

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The Connection Between Emotional Trauma & Drug Abuse

We often blame emotional trauma during childhood for negative occurrences later in life, like difficulty holding down a job, making friends or committing to marriage —  and rightfully so. While there may be a tendency to excuse negative behavior as a result of emotional trauma of long ago, there is reason to take it into […]

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The Beast We Call Progression: Addiction a Progressive Disease

We want to thank Dr. James DiReda for offering another excellent guest post for us! Dr. DiReda has over twenty years experience working with individuals, families, and organizations to address alcohol, drug, and mental health issues. He holds a dual Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Work from Boston University. He is currently Director of Counseling […]

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Can Harm Reduction and the Disease Model of Addiction Coexist?

We hope you enjoy this article from one of our guest writers, Gerald “Jerry”  Shulman. Treatment Solutions is honored to have Jerry contributing to our blog. Jerry is a pioneer in the field of substance use and dependency and we thank him for putting his good name behind our company. Look for more from Jerry […]

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Worst Celebrity Relapses in the Past Year

Relapse is hard for someone who is going through detox and treatment for drug abuse or alcoholism. It can even keep someone away from treatment altogether, because no one likes to fail at such a big task. It is also difficult for family and loved ones to see people go through relapse, and it can […]

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A Little Give and Take

For someone that is a recovering alcoholic, one of the biggest ongoing challenges they face is abstaining from alcohol. Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12 Step program recommends completely staying away from alcohol, for the rest of the recovering alcoholic’s life if necessary. Obviously, this can be a very difficult thing to do. Alcohol in Society Let’s stop […]

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Alcoholism and the Effects of Cortisol on Relapse

One of the most difficult things for recovering alcoholics to face is the risk of relapse. After admitting to the problem and going through difficult detox and treatment, the thought of relapsing back to alcoholism is sometimes what keeps some people from even attempting sobriety. A new study has linked relapse to a hormone found […]

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4 Ways to Prevent Relapse

One of the fears many people have when going into rehab is fear of relapse. In fact, the risk of relapse is sometimes enough to keep a person from getting help in the first place, or to keep family members from trying to get their loved one into treatment. No one wants to fail, and […]

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