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Getting the Addiction Help You Need

Addiction is an issue that plagues millions of individuals of all ages from around the world each day. Some addictions are just psychological and mental. Others create a physical dependency and life-threatening risk as the addiction progresses. You may be someone struggling with an addiction for the first time. Or perhaps you have battled the…

Curly haired man looking out window starting over after relapse

Starting Over: Common Relapse Triggers

Last week, we discussed overconfidence and entitlement as factors in relapse. Today, we’ll explore other things that commonly function as “triggers” in tempting someone to return to the familiar bottle, needle, or other source of chemical comfort. First, though, a couple of facts about relapse triggers that everyone should remember: Relapsers are in particular danger…