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6 Important Things No One Tells You About Addiction

6 Important Things No One Tells You About Addiction rehab group session

Substance use disorder is a complex issue and negative social stigma often keeps people from sharing their life experiences involving addiction. Throughout the treatment process, people in recovery work hard to explore the causes of their substance abuse and strategies for preventing relapse. During this process, they learn many things about addiction that could have […]

The Importance of Having a Peer Support Community In Recovery

The Importance of Having a Peer Support Community In Recovery Peer Support Community In Recovery

Updated on October 12th, 2020 Positive social interaction is instrumental in maintaining abstinence from alcohol and drugs. In isolation, individuals are more susceptible to relapse, may experience worsened symptoms of depression, and are much more likely to quit rehab early. While there are many challenges associated with rebuilding your social life during and after treatment […]

Peer Pressure and Drug Abuse: How Strong is the Link?

Peer Pressure and Drug Abuse: How Strong is the Link? child being pressured by friends

Peer pressure from children’s friends in school can have a high impact on decisions they make. Friends play a significant role in how your child makes decisions. When your child hangs out with kids who do certain things, the tendency for your child to join in greatly increases. A study done by Columbia University found […]

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