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Six Techniques For Preventing Relapse



Overcoming an addiction is a huge accomplishment. However, for many, successfully completing treatment is just the beginning. Remaining drug free and avoiding relapse can be challenging as well. While there seems to be no sure-fire way to prevent relapse, here are some helpful hints that might keep you from falling back into old habits. 1. […]

8 Myths About Addiction



Addiction has been the subject of a long and drawn-out misinformation campaign. Myths regarding drug addiction are often shared and spread in an attempt to scare children away from using drugs. Unfortunately, this has a secondary effect of creating a stigma around drug use and addiction. Understanding the truth behind these myths is the first […]

Fighting Addiction: How Aid in Recovery is Making a Difference



Dealing With Everyday Life – Fighting Addiction Every day there are people walking around the streets, working jobs and dealing with everyday life, that are struggling with addiction. For some, outward signs of addiction are less noticeable than others, but that doesn’t mean it is any less of a problem. Most people fighting addiction want […]

Addiction Hotline – The Help You Need, When You Need It



There are thousands of addiction treatment centers across the United States. Finding the program that suits your specific needs can be difficult and time consuming. At a time when quick action may mean the difference between beginning the journey to recovery and staying stuck on an unhealthy path, calling a 24 hour addiction hotline may […]

Addiction Recovery Tip Sheet: Holidays 2016



I’ve only spent one holiday season sober so far. This year will be my second. But I have a plan to stay sober – a good plan – and I want to share it with you. It’s been vetted by people with a lot of years, so it’s not just my advice.

This is a season in the past when I would toast with champagne at dinner to feign classiness and then crack open Budweisers cooled in frozen Koozies to relax after the dishes were done.

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Strange Addiction Triggers



People with drug and alcohol addictions have triggers – things that tempt them to relapse and use again.There are normal triggers, and then there are strange triggers. Here we look at the strange triggers that can trip you up. #StrangeTriggers

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Addiction Songs – Relapse: Starting Over Sober



Starting Over: This is a song Jon wrote about his first relapse. It was a terrible feeling, a terrible waste, but out of the ashes can be born beautiful things. #addictionsong #addictionlyrics

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Addiction Recovery 5K Run: Highlights



This video shows the highlights of Aid in Recovery’s 5K Run for Recovery. Aid in Recovery’s 5K event took place on September 17th, 2016, to honor National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month started in September 1989, since then it has inspired millions of people to raise awareness about recovery from addiction.

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