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30 Sep

How to Deal with a Family Member Resisting Treatment

When you’re trying to help a family member who is battling addiction, it can take a toll on you. When your family member is resisting treatment, it can feel even worse. You know that treatment is the best way for them to combat their addiction but they don’t seem to see how positive rehab is. Helping a family member enter treatment isn’t easy, but in the end, you are doing them a great service. It is not an easy task but there are ways to deal with loved ones who are hesitant to go to rehab. Show support: The more supportive you appear, the easier time your loved one will have with the idea that they need treatment. Instead of showing disappointment and judgment over…

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Five Ways to Avoid Triggers

After you’ve put your addiction away for good, you may be worried about relapsing. This is completely normal and on the mind of everyone who has worked hard to leave dependence in the dust. With our five ways to avoid triggers you should have no trouble enjoying your newly sober life. Create a healthy routine and stick to it: Make sleeping, eating right, and exercising a big part of your new sober lifestyle. When you don’t get ample sleep, eat badly and neglect your physical health you are potentially setting yourself up for a relapse situation. The worse you feel physically can make you crave the substances you’ve worked so hard to give up. Don’t get bored: Boredom is a huge trigger that most people neglect to acknowledge. Staying busy can help you avoid relapsing…

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