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How The Holidays Can Affect Addiction

The holidays come with travel plans, gift-giving, merry-making, and awkward family issues, which brings to the surface stressful topics such as money, family, religion, and general stress. For individuals struggling with addiction or recovering addicts, the holidays can be doubly difficult and triggering, which could easily lead to a relapse. Additionally, during a time of…

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5 Tips on Improving Your Environment for Recovery

Your immediate environment has a direct impact on you. So profound is the effect that it can shape a person’s personality. It, therefore, follows that a person who is in recovery should be mindful of their environment. Your recovery environment should complement the healing process. However, the external environment is complex. Many variables interact at…

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8 Tips To Staying Sober

Deciding to become sober is only one step towards sobriety; staying sober is where the work lies. Even though relapses are a part of recovery, numerous tips can help you maintain sobriety. The common misconception is that treating addictions is a one-size-fits-all program. However, different individuals struggle with different addictions for a diverse set of…

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Relapse Prevention Planning

Our care coordinators at Midwest Recovery Center work with patients on extensive relapse prevention planning and aftercare planning. We know that when leaving detox, residential, or stepping down from a partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program, or outpatient treatment can be nerve-racking. Sometimes, when you have lived with your addiction for so long, it may…