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What to Consider When Choosing a Therapist

Addiction therapy is a great technique to beat a substance abuse disorder. A competent therapist may be able to suggest methods to change your behavior and lessen the triggers for your substance use. Choosing a therapist might be difficult, but

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Understanding Cross-Addiction

Just because you may have kicked your drug or alcohol addiction doesn’t mean you are off the hook for your newly-found shopping addiction. This practice of simply replacing one addiction for another is known as cross-addiction and is a type

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The Difference Between Dependence and Addiction

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Terminology in the addiction community may sound like a new language to someone first introduced to the vocabulary unique to recovery. Two words often confused and misused are dependence and addiction. These are two fundamental terms in the addiction world,

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Tackling the Genetic Side of Addiction

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Working to deconstruct the idea that addiction is some kind of moral failing is still an ongoing process. Therefore, it is important to discuss what factors do play a part in the development of addiction. Genetics can have a large

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Information on Triggers in Recovery

Learning to cope with stressors, triggers, and urges is a part of each step of the recovery process. Whether an individual is just beginning their detox program or is preparing to celebrate their first year sober, managing triggers is essential for

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