alcohol and anxiety attacks
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The Connection Between Alcohol and Anxiety Attacks

Alcohol and anxiety attacks can become a vicious cycle, each worsening the effects of the other. In an effort to settle down after something triggers an anxiety attack, it is common to reach for a drink, or two, or five. Alcohol is a central…
Step One in A 12 Step Program Continuation
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Step One in A 12 Step Program Continuation

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types of therapy for alcohol addiction
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Types of Therapy for Alcohol Addiction

Why can’t an alcoholic just quit drinking? This seems like a reasonable question, and one that is asked countless times a day by loved ones of an alcoholic. They stand by witnessing the alcoholic’s life imploding in wonder; why, they ask,…
Step One in a 12 Step Program
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The Importance Of Step One in a 12 Step Program

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orange county intensive outpatient programs
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Orange County Intensive Outpatient Programs

Finding a collection of individuals who can truly understand exactly how it feels to have a substance use disorder can make all the difference when beginning the recovery journey. In most cases, the people closest to you in your life have absolutely…
Long Term Care for Alcoholics
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Long Term Care For Alcoholics

One of the most important things to understand and accept before embarking on the recovery journey is that overcoming alcoholism requires time, patience, and a whole lot of effort. Too many make the grave error of believing that if they complete…
where to live after rehab
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Where to Live After Rehab

What an accomplishment. You have done the hard work to get clean and sober, grinding through detox and withdrawal. You then spent X many months in rehab, gaining much needed recovery skills and learning how to revamp self-destructive thought…
Behaviors That Lead to Relapse
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6 Behaviors That Lead to Relapse

The first thing that loved ones of a recovering addict should realize is that just completing detox and rehab does not ensure recovery success. These steps will put the person on the road to recovery by teaching them new coping skills and sobriety…
preparing for rehab
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6 Things to Consider When Preparing for Rehab

It is the end of another year—the perfect time to commit to getting help for an alcohol or drug problem. While beginning to make a list of goals for 2019, sobriety should be at the top of that list. What better thing can you do to improve…
What to Do When a Recovering Alcoholic Relapses
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What to Do When a Recovering Alcoholic Relapses

If your loved one is recovering from alcoholism you probably are well aware that recovery is, indeed, a lifelong pursuit. One day at a time, as the slogan goes. Alcoholism is incredibly challenging to overcome, although thousands do manage to…