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How to Avoid Relapse After Treatment

How to Avoid Relapse After Treatment Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness are Indispensable Most drug rehabs and addiction & alcoholism treatment centers provide a standard level of care for a primary initial time period and then offer additional step-down programs that enable the client to gradually reintegrate themselves into the rigors of daily life while outside the protective bubble of treatment. During this time, the client would normally have the opportunity to essentially test out some of the many relapse prevention techniques he...
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California Affordable Addiction Treatment

California Affordable Addiction Treatment Affordable Alcoholism Treatment Recovery Program We are excited to share our tremendous success stories, but there are so many, and of course respecting confidentiality is of paramount importance to us. So as a representative illustration of the daily experience of healing and positive life change so often seen at Serenity Vista, let us share a general experience relating to many of our past clients. This is a testimonial of California addiction treatment that changes lives. We will call her...
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To Quit or Not to Quit: Is There Even a Question?

To Quit or Not to Quit: Is There Even a Question? Quitting Smoking: Why You Haven't; Why You Should Every smoker in the world has a reason that they haven’t quit smoking. To quit or not to quit is a problem most users of tobacco face at some point, coming to realize that they are caught in the grips of a powerful addiction. Most are related to life situations that have or haven’t happened yet, “I’ll quit after this big project,” “I’ll quit...
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Zen Koan for Recovery

Zen Koan for Recovery Filled to the Rim In Addiction Recovery it is said that you only need to change one thing, but that thing is everything. And everything is included in everything. Carl Jung stated that this recovery from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body must be a "complete ego deflation, followed by a profound personality change". Sounds simple enough doesn't it? Yep, very simple, but not very easy. How do you precisely, go about changing everything? I'm going to answer that question in...
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Addictions and Your Cross to Bear

Addictions and Your Cross to Bear   Two little stories contain some spiritual truths that can help the addict or alcoholic look at the way they are living their lives. If you think that your troubles are worse than anyone else's you will remain in self-pity. Tip: "Poor me. Poor me. Pour me a drink". Self-pity, which is always combined with resentments of some kind, kills. In order to stay sober you really need to look at this. Having a "cross to bear" may...
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