Recovery

How to achieve and maintain recovery from Rohypnol addiction.

The Pros and Cons of Being at Home in Recovery

The Pros and Cons of Being at Home in Recovery

Congratulations to you for making the decision that you need addiction treatment for your Rohypnol abuse issue. We understand how difficult this decision was to make and how strong the negative forces of addiction are. In addition, you are probably struggling with the concerns you have about the investment of time, money and energy that is required to be successful in treatment. There are many...

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3 Important Truths of Sobriety

3 Important Truths of Sobriety

When you complete addiction treatment, you have the information and tools you need to stay sober, but the first several months are often when you are at your greatest risk for relapse. Therefore, you might benefit from understanding the following truths about sobriety: Sobriety is worth it Relapse can happen A relapse prevention plan can help you stay clean With these thoughts in mind, you can...

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Giving Back: Finding Healing in Helping Others

Giving Back: Finding Healing in Helping Others

To understand why giving back is a great way to heal yourself, learn more about studies that show how giving your time and energy to someone else in recovery affects your own body. You can then learn how to get started helping others as you explore a formal method of volunteering that helps you heal. About Giving Your Time and Energy Maria E. Pagano, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at Case...

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3 Ways to Make Your Sobriety Your Priority

3 Ways to Make Your Sobriety Your Priority

Throughout your drug treatment program, professionals and peers helped you make your sobriety a priority, and you probably learned of various support groups and ways to help yourself stay drug free. To learn more about making your sobriety your priority, consider the following three suggestions: Embrace your relapse prevention plan Understand the role that stress can have on relapse Commit to...

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The Role of Continuing Care in Recovery

The Role of Continuing Care in Recovery

During addiction treatment, counselors probably advised you to seek continuing care when the program was completed. In fact, many addiction treatment plans have a section of their facility dedicated to aftercare. These recommendations for aftercare occur because most recovering addicts need help to avoid relapse and to maintain sobriety. Many continuing care programs are focused on teens and...

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Giving Yourself a Recovery Check-Up

Giving Yourself a Recovery Check-Up

The best way to maintain your recovery is to take all the information you learned in treatment, along with the skills and coping mechanisms you were taught, and practice them. However, it may make sense for you to prepare an actual checklist to keep in mind during recovery. To get a handle on what is involved in a recovery check-up, understand the risks for relapse, learn what you must focus on...

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Why Unexpected Events Will Always Test Recovery

Why Unexpected Events Will Always Test Recovery

Probably the biggest challenge about unexpected events is that they are unexpected. However, unexpected events happen in everyone’s life at one point or another. Some unexpected events may be positive such as a surprise party. Other unexpected events can be stressful. The key to deal with the unexpected is to be as prepared as possible. To do so, you may want to learn about how to expect the...

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Facing Shame in Your Recovery

Facing Shame in Your Recovery

Shame during addiction can be a powerful emotion that may have delayed you from seeking the help that you needed. However, you overcame shame and got into treatment. You should be proud of the efforts you made in treatment and approach recovery with a strong commitment to succeed. If you are struggling with an addiction to a drug like Rohypnol, it is important to understand the role of shame in...

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Early Sobriety: 5 Tips for Handling Cravings

Early Sobriety: 5 Tips for Handling Cravings

Cravings, urges and triggers are common experiences for people in all stages of addiction recovery. These experiences can be especially troubling for people in early sobriety, because they probably do not fully understand cravings, urges and triggers. Furthermore, people in early sobriety may not have developed sufficient skills to manage these experiences. There are five ways to handle cravings:...

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Life after Rehab: Why Recovery Should Be Your Top Focus

Life after Rehab: Why Recovery Should Be Your Top Focus

Many people struggle with the concept of self-care, because they believe that it makes them selfish, but there is a big difference between self-care and selfishness. For instance, flight attendants tell you to put your own mask on first before assisting others, and social workers will tell you to take care of yourself so you have the stamina to care for your family. These messages point out the...

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