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Addiction Recovery Coaching

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2017 5:42:24 PM / by Bobby Coffey posted in Addiction, Sober Living

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Recovery coaching is a form of support for people seeking recovery from substance use disorders. Like other chronic diseases, substance use disorder requires regular monitoring to ensure that you are maintaining your health. Recovery coaching supports you in your addiction recovery journey, so you don’t have to fight it alone.

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How Meditation Can Help Addiction Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2017 5:23:44 PM / by Bobby Coffey posted in Addiction

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Substance use disorders are complex and sensitive but a comprehensive treatment plan that includes support groups and medical assisted treatment can help.

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How to Choose a Sober Living Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2017 2:09:02 PM / by Bobby Coffey posted in Addiction, Sober Living

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Sober living houses empower recovery and that’s why when it comes to choosing a sober living home, it is important to know what you’re getting into. Sober living houses vary in many ways including cost, management and the services they offer. You’ll want to make sure that the sober living house you choose offers those qualities and features that address your needs and ultimately supports you in your recovery journey. So how do you go about taking this important decision?

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The Effectiveness of Holistic Treatment in Rehab

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2017 5:11:56 PM / by Bobby Coffey posted in Addiction

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When seeking treatment for substance use disorders it is important to work with a qualified physician and addiction treatment specialist. Choosing evidence-based treatment for substance use disorder and building a strong support network will greatly help you during your treatment and well into your recovery. While most evidence-based addiction treatment focuses on behavioral therapies, medication-assisted treatment and sober living homes, there is room within many treatment programs to also include holistic addiction treatment approaches.

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What is SMART Recovery?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 17, 2017 2:12:31 PM / by Bobby Coffey posted in Addiction

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Overcoming a substance abuse disorder is a slow and a challenging process but you are never alone in the process of recovery. Though there are several treatment options to help you in your recovery process, a SMART Recovery Program can be certainly helpful. Organizations such as the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the American Academy of Family Physicians have recognized SMART Recovery as an effective tool for working through substance use disorder.

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The Importance of Collegiate Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 14, 2017 12:32:26 PM / by Bobby Coffey posted in Addiction

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Young adults often face unique challenges when they begin a life in college. Entering a new system, making new friends and coping with increased academic stress can lead to high levels of depression, anxiety and other stress-related issues. These tough periods of transition may result in an increase of unhealthy coping mechanisms.

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Addressing Employee Substance Use Disorder

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 4, 2017 2:01:30 PM / by Bobby Coffey posted in Addiction, Alcohol, Drugs

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Retaining valued personnel is a key factor in the success of any business. When you have an employee who is battling a substance use disorder there are often several ways that it will impact your workplace – even if they are sober while they are on the job.

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Setting SMART Goals for Addiction

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 29, 2017 11:07:10 AM / by Bobby Coffey posted in Addiction, Drugs

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A key to component for recovery from substance use disorder is by setting S.M.A.R.T goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic & Time Bound). Goals help you prioritize, achieve your aspirations, augment your motivation for growth and enhance confidence and self-worth.

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Celebrating YOUR Independence Day

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2017 6:16:56 PM / by Bobby Coffey posted in Addiction

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Independence Day, or the Forth of July, is a day that we celebrate across our nation with picnics, fireworks and family. Independence Day celebrates our unity as a country and our freedom from the British Empire, which are reasons in themselves to celebrate, but if you are in recovery there is a more important Independence Day: the day you stood up for your independence from the influence of drugs and alcohol on your life. 

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Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 2, 2017 2:08:12 PM / by Bobby Coffey posted in Addiction, Alcohol, Drugs, Co-Occurring Disorders

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When someone suffers from a substance use disorder and a psychiatric disorder (such as depression, anxiety disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, OCD, or a personality disorder), the conditions are considered co-occurring because they are occurring at the same time.

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