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At Prosperity Haven, we believe one of the best ways to fight addiction is by understanding your opponent. That’s why we’re committed to educating our community and providing resources so that you can arm yourself against substance abuse with knowledge. Our blog features articles on various topics related to addiction recovery, behavioral health, substance abuse treatment strategies, tools and techniques, support systems, and much more.

What’s the Difference Between Alcoholism vs. Problem Drinking?

March 13, 2022 Nicole Gray LPCC-S, Clinical Director Addiction Treatment The terminology surrounding alcohol use can make it difficult to differentiate between alcoholism and problem drinking. The terms binge drinker, problem drinker, high-functioning alcoholic, social drinker, and alcoholic are sometimes used interchangeably, and the distinction between them isn’t always clear. However, there are differences between alcoholism vs. problem drinking. While both can have a negative impact on your life as well as the lives of those around you, it’s important …
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Am I a High-Functioning Alcoholic? Know the Signs

Society tends to envision the traditional alcoholic as someone who is stumbling-down drunk and completely out of control. An individual so out of it on a regular basis, they couldn’t possibly be mistaken for anything but an alcoholic. The truth isn’t quite as simple – In fact, many alcoholics are “high-functioning,” meaning they manage to hold down a job, raise children, and have successful relationships. Yet, in the shadows, they continue to drink heavily and to excess. What Is a …
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Can Relocation Help Me in My Recovery Journey?

Struggling with addiction? Here’s something important: you’re not alone. In fact, millions of other Americans are locked in their own battle against drugs, alcohol, or maladaptive behaviors, too. The recovery community is vast enough that you can effectively connect with people who “get” you nearly everywhere you go. For most people, inpatient treatment is the first place they begin to forge sober connections – and that’s a very good thing. By developing a support network full of people in recovery, …
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When Choosing a Rehab Center: In-State vs. Out of State

You’ve decided to step forward and ask for help with your addiction. Congratulations! Although this process may feel intimidating or even scary, we want you to know that you’ve made the best possible decision you can. Getting help empowers you to move forward into a fulfilling life without needing to lean on substances or maladaptive behaviors when things get tough. But simply deciding to seek treatment? That’s really just the beginning. You also need to decide how you want to …
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Caring for Loved Ones While You’re in Residential Treatment

When you’re facing rock bottom, attending residential treatment becomes more than just an option – it’s critical to your survival and well-being. It can be frightening enough to take that first step even in the most ideal circumstances. When you are responsible for caring for loved ones, including children, ailing or aging parents, or even just a spouse, those feelings can quickly escalate. Who will care for your children while you’re away? What will happen if you aren’t there to …
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Will My Social Life Change Once I’m Sober?

The simple answer to the question in the title of this article is “yes” – your social life will change once you get sober. You’ll probably need to cut ties with a few toxic friends or family members along the way, and you’ll certainly need to stop attending events where you might relapse, at least for a little while. But here’s the thing: sobriety isn’t synonymous with a boring life, a lack of socialization, or even becoming a loner with …
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