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    Jan
    Is Anonymity Still Required in Addiction Recovery?
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    When a person comes out of treatment for addiction, it can feel as if a stigma is attached to the situation and circumstances surrounding the person’s life. It is ultimately up to an individual whether or not to share publicly the struggle with addiction and recovery but anonymity can have its challenges as well as … Continue reading Is Anonymity Still Required in Addiction Recovery?

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  • 2
    Jan
    5 Common Defense Mechanisms for Self Protection
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    Human nature, by default, wants to protect a person from any harm and shield an individual from painful realities. In recovery, defense mechanisms are used to hide the true self and try to prevent others from breaking down barriers to get close. Defenses help people hide from facing the real motivations behind behavior. Learning to … Continue reading 5 Common Defense Mechanisms for Self Protection

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  • 30
    Dec
    How is Xanax Abused?
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    The most widely-prescribed benzodiazepine drug, Xanax, is also the most commonly abused. Its generic name is alprazolam. It can be very effective for several different conditions — anxiety, sleep issues, muscle tension — yet it’s never without risk, not even when taken as directed by a physician. Many people are prone to misusing Xanax, and … Continue reading How is Xanax Abused?

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  • 29
    Dec
    Letting Go of Anger in Treatment
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    If you want to free yourself from an addiction, you have to be in a good mental state. That doesn’t mean the people who wronged you in the past are suddenly justified; it just means that you’re going to have to forgive them, whether you like it or not. You can’t afford to be resentful, … Continue reading Letting Go of Anger in Treatment

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