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Relapse Prevention Strategies That Work

July 8, 2018

Relapse prevention strategies help clients become aware of how to avoid or overcome specific triggers for substance use in their lives. These strategies are developed during drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and clients continue to use them at home. It’s even a good idea for clients to share their relapse prevention strategies with their loved ones to get additional assistance. Relapse prevention strategies that are truly effective have been created with honesty and specific details and are carried out with dedication and a realistic approach. At Destination Hope, these strategies are created specifically for the client and their lifestyle. Triggers…

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The Importance of Honesty in Recovery

October 25, 2017

Admitting that you are struggling with an addiction or mental health issue is one of the hardest things you will ever do. Once you admit to yourself, it also means that you will need to admit to others that you have these issues and need help to overcome them. Dishonesty is all too common among addicts and those with a mental health condition – most of the time it’s about the denial that you have an issue or need help. For some, it could also extend into lies they have told friends and family, i.e. lying about how much they…

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Healthy Friends vs. Unhealthy Friends

October 23, 2017

You are who you surround yourself with. Although it may be a clichéd belief, for many, the saying holds true. If you’re in treatment, it is important to surround yourself with positive, healthy relationships that will be a source of support during and after the recovery process. For many people, this may mean avoiding friends you used to hang out with before you entered treatment. It doesn’t stop there. Developing new friendships can also be tricky as you try to find a healthy network of friends. The Difference between Healthy & Unhealthy Friendships It might seem like a safe bet…

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Ways to Celebrate Graduating from Women’s Drug Rehab

October 13, 2017

Graduating from a rehabilitation facility is an exciting event and should be celebrated in grand fashion. We make a big deal of every milestone – from receiving our driver’s license, to moving into our first apartment, to our work anniversaries. Recovering from addiction is no exception – and it takes much more hard work than studying for any exam. It is normal to be hesitant about congratulating yourself as a recovering addict. However, celebrating is more important for someone recovering from addiction than anyone else. It is fulfilling to remind yourself of where you were, and how far you have…

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The Effects of Drug Use on Oral Health

October 11, 2017

The physical effects of drug usage are commonly thought of as weight loss, thinning hair, or skin care problems. However, one of the most profound effects is dental. At Destination Hope, clients are often eager to get dental care after seeing the damage drugs have done to their teeth. Dr. Ari Socher of Renumi Mobile helps take care of those in recovery who are in dire need of dental care. Renumi Mobile is a mobile dentistry practice, which means people in recovery can get the dental care they need to not only feel good and look good. Q-How long have…

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5 Tips on How to Navigate Through Work Functions with Alcohol

August 2, 2017

It never feels like every event revolves around alcohol until you have decided to live your life without it. For those who have recently left rehab and are just beginning to navigate through life sober, events that were once exciting because they involved drinking can now appear nerve-racking and intimidating for the same reason. Although it may seem like the easiest option is to stay home where you will be as far away from the temptation as possible, this is not always a healthy or longstanding solution. While it very well could be a smart decision to deny the Facebook…

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Going Back to School After Rehab

August 1, 2017

If you or a loved one were taken out of school to complete a program at a rehabilitation center, and have recently completed your program or are scheduled to complete it soon, congratulations! It is a huge accomplishment to have made it to this point. Beginning a life in sobriety is difficult, but it can be even more challenging when you throw going back to school into the mix. Luckily, we have compiled a list of tips on what to do prior to your return which you can complete for yourself or a loved one to set the returning student…

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Should You Return to Drug Rehab?

July 26, 2017

Knowing if it was a Slip or Relapse Making the decision to use alcohol or drugs again is always a dangerous choice for a person in recovery. The severity of the damage which this will lead to for the recovering addict and the people around them is usually determined by the time it takes that person to set the substance back down and quit again. In some cases, this can happen rather quickly. There are those recovering addicts who slip up and only take a small amount of the substance they were once addicted to, then almost immediately regret doing…

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How to Choose an Aftercare Plan

July 5, 2017

Sobriety is a lifelong commitment. Recovery from addiction doesn’t stop when your treatment period ends. In essence, aftercare is continued treatment which follows the relatively shorter period of addiction treatment, whether it be intensive outpatient drug rehab or residential substance abuse treatment. Why Is Aftercare Important? The results of a survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) showed that more than 23 million people 12 years of age or older required treatment for substance abuse. Some substance abuse treatment centers boast success rates of more than 80%. This success is possible due to aftercare programs…

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Can Apps Help Women Stay Clean & Sober?

June 13, 2017

The world continues to move online, so it should be no surprise that those in recovery are finding outlets online that will help them in their journey. As more and more people turn to their mobile devices to stay connected, apps have become increasingly popular in helping those in recovery. Below are some of the apps that could help you in your journey.* 5 Apps to Assist in Your Recovery Journey Rise Up + Recover Rise Up + Recover is an app that is geared toward helping those recovering from an eating disorder. The app uses cognitive behavioral therapy to…

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