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Common Causes Of Relapse To Avoid
Common Causes Of Relapse To Avoid

The question of how to avoid relapse is often posed by clients and concerned family members. While every journey is different and relapse as a part of the recovery journey isn’t always an ending, knowing what to avoid and how to manage temptation is paramount to long-term sobriety. Throughout rehab therapy and counseling, you will […]

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Chronic Pain and Addiction
How Chronic Pain Can Lead to Addiction

Pain: it’s a natural part of life we all experience at some point or another, typically due to an injury, illness, or as we age. As your body’s signal to the brain that something is wrong and needs attention, pain serves the important purpose of helping to ensure your continued survival. In most cases, pain […]

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Heart Health and Recovery: The Benefits of Getting Sober
Heart Health and Recovery: The Benefits of Getting Sober

From alcohol to opioids, long-term substance misuse can increase your risk of developing certain diseases, cognitive decline, and other health concerns. The heart and cardiovascular system are especially vulnerable to damage caused by drug and alcohol misuse. This is due to the way illicit substances are absorbed into the bloodstream and circulated around the body […]

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10 Signs of Functional Alcoholism You Shouldn’t Overlook

We often associate alcoholism with lives being in shambles and staggering drunkenness typically comes to mind, but this isn’t always the case. Functional alcoholism is when someone can drink and maintain their job, responsibilities, and lifestyle. One of the biggest dangers of functional alcoholism is the illusion of having a stable life, while excessively drinking […]

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Sober Bachelorette Party Ideas
Dry Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties: The Benefits of Opting Out of Alcohol

Celebrating upcoming nuptials is an exciting time in any person’s life.While society often associates celebrations with alcohol, drinking increases risk-taking behavior that can be disastrous before a big event like a wedding. Traditionally bachelor and bachelorette celebrations happen the night before the wedding and adding alcohol to the mix can be a bad idea.  Beyond […]

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Creating a Relapse Prevention Plan
How to Create a Relapse Prevention Plan

Recovery from addiction doesn’t happen overnight, and you’ll experience many challenges along the way. One of the most common challenges is relapse. It’s a normal part of your journey to recovery, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put a prevention plan in place to help you combat triggers and stay on your path to recovery. […]

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Top 5 Benefits of Quitting Drinking
Top 5 Benefits of Quitting Drinking

More than 15 million Americans over the age of 18 have an alcohol use disorder. Heavy drinking can take its toll on your physical and mental health with a range of side effects that include anxiety, cancer, cirrhosis, dementia, depression, digestive issues, fibrosis, pancreatitis, and even stroke.  So, what happens when you quit drinking alcohol?  […]

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Identifying Holiday Relapse Triggers
Avoiding Relapse During the Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching. While most people view this time of year with excitement and anticipation, others may experience anxiety or depression for a variety of reasons. For those in recovery the festive season can be a minefield of holiday trauma triggers that are tricky to navigate. Without the appropriate coping mechanisms and support […]

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Addiction Recovery and Navigating the Holidays
Addiction Recovery and Navigating the Holidays

For those living with substance use disorders or addiction, the holidays can be triggering. While most people associate this time of year with happiness and togetherness, for some the holidays dredge up negative feelings and memories. Estrangement or issues within the family system, grief, loneliness, and trauma associated with this time of year are all […]

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Discovery Point Retreat Recovery Story
Alumni Spotlight: Michael’s Recovery Story

Our Discovery Point Retreat alumni family is filled with amazing people who exemplify what drives our passion for addiction recovery. No matter where their stories began or what experiences brought them to our doors, each of our alumni prove that recovery is always possible.  To help celebrate the members of our recovery family and give […]

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