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The Best (and Worst) Things to Say to Someone in Recovery

Wanting to support a loved one in recovery is natural, but many people simply don’t know what to say. Individuals struggling with addiction need reassurance just like everyone else, but due to the nature of substance abuse, sometimes seemingly innocent comments or questions can have a negative impact on someone in recovery.

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How to Support an Addict After Rehab

Completing a rehabilitation program for drug or alcohol abuse is a major milestone worth celebrating. But afterwards, recovery is a lifelong commitment. While rehab will teach a recovering addict the tools they need to live their lives free of substance abuse, individuals in recovery are not suddenly “cured,” and will need to make decisions that maintain their sobriety every day.

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The Right Way to Return to Your Job After Rehab

For people in active addiction, using drugs and alcohol becomes a lifestyle. One part of the reason recovery is such a challenge is because quitting the lifestyle of addiction means quitting the countless bad habits that have been formed around the activity of prioritizing drugs and alcohol, often over everything else.

This is why it’s so important for people in rehab to access treatment in a place where they can build life skills, form healthy habits, and follow a structured routine — because the only way to break unhealthy habits is to replace them with healthy ones.

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The Most Common Excuses for Not Seeking Treatment (And How to Beat Them)

The Most Common Excuses for Not Seeking Treatment (And How to Beat Them) May 21, 2021 Prosperity Haven Addiction Treatment Studies have shown that less than ten percent of individuals with active addiction go to rehab. [1] This is such a small percentage of the millions of people struggling with addiction in the United States, …

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The Most Common Excuses for Not Seeking Treatment (And How to Beat Them)

Family Relationships Before, During, and After Rehab May 21, 2021 Prosperity Haven Addiction Treatment Substance abuse affects not only the individual struggling with it but also their family members, friends, and loved ones. It can make a person feel powerless to watch as a loved one spirals out of control due to addiction. It frequently …

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How Developing a Healthy Routine Helps in Recovery

For people in active addiction, using drugs and alcohol becomes a lifestyle. One part of the reason recovery is such a challenge is because quitting the lifestyle of addiction means quitting the countless bad habits that have been formed around the activity of prioritizing drugs and alcohol, often over everything else.

This is why it’s so important for people in rehab to access treatment in a place where they can build life skills, form healthy habits, and follow a structured routine — because the only way to break unhealthy habits is to replace them with healthy ones.

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Debunking Common Addiction Recovery Myths

Debunking Common Addiction Recovery Myths September 26, 2020 Prosperity Haven Addiction Treatment Here at Prosperity Haven, we hear a lot of addiction recovery myths. These widely-believed misunderstandings don’t just give our clients the wrong impression about their own addictions and what to expect from recovery, they feed into an ongoing misunderstanding of addiction by society …

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