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Long-Term Effects of Learned Helplessness

Long-Term Effects of Learned Helplessness

Learned helplessness is a term that describes the viewpoint that an individual’s actions cannot significantly affect the events that happen in their lives. Individuals who operate in learned helplessness often feel that their choices do not affect...

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Making Changes When a Patient Relapses

Making Changes When a Patient Relapses

As a professional working with clients who are overcoming addiction, you likely understand the chance of relapses occurring and the effect this setback may have on your patient’s long-term success. Often, when relapse occurs, the recovery plan...

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Adjusting Your Exit Plan for Long-Term Recovery

Adjusting Your Exit Plan for Long-Term Recovery

As you prepared to leave treatment and implement the recovery tactics you have learned into your outside life, you likely developed an exit plan. An exit plan typically reviews the practices you are going to continue using, especially prevention...

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Job Opportunity Workstations

Job Opportunity Workstations

When going through recovery, many clients find that they feel they are stuck within society. Many, if not most adults want to hold down a job, manage their finances, and create a life for themselves. People can gain confidence, purpose, and...

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Can Morphine Affect Sleep Cycles?

Can Morphine Affect Sleep Cycles?

Morphine is a form of opioid commonly used to help relieve pain. While this substance can have short-term medical benefits, the potential for addiction is high. Morphine has many long-term, negative effects that should be considered, including...

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How Can I Manage Pain Without Substances?

How Can I Manage Pain Without Substances?

Addiction causes many struggles and obstacles to overcome. Many individuals who struggle with addiction, especially those with opioid addictions, rely on these drugs to alleviate pain, both emotional and physical. As these substances are reinforced...

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Overcoming an Addictive Personality

Overcoming an Addictive Personality

Certain genetic factors have been shown to have some correlation with the level of potential an individual has of developing an addiction. While genetic factors are far from the only factors that lead to addiction, they may impact the onset of...

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What Are Co-occurring Disorders?

What Are Co-occurring Disorders?

Co-occurring disorders are common when dealing with substance abuse. This term is another term used to describe a dual diagnosis. Understanding what they are and how they affect recovery can be extremely beneficial. Recognizing a potential...

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Benefits of Partial Hospitalization Programs

Benefits of Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are a great form of step-down treatment. If you feel that you need extra support after residential treatment, these programs may be a perfect fit. They may even be covered by Medicare or other forms of...

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How Can I Enjoy Family Day?

How Can I Enjoy Family Day?

Family day is an opportunity for you to visit with your family and show them the progress you have made during your treatment. As each individual has differing relationships with their family members, this day can either be an exciting reward or a...

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