woman considers risk factors that can lead to addiction

Addiction Risk Factors That Increase Your Risk of Substance Abuse

Addiction does not happen overnight. It occurs gradually, but various factors can accelerate the process. If you expose yourself to certain behaviors, you’re more likely to experiment with drugs like heroin. The experimentation can potentially spiral into addiction. However, it’s essential to understand what the risk factors are. Then, people can make the right decisions…

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What Is Relapse Prevention?

Relapse prevention helps to manage substance abuse and promotes long-term recovery. It can help those in recovery stay sober after treatment. San Antonio Recovery Center provides a relapse prevention program that teaches valuable coping skills that minimizes your urges to use drugs as pain management when placed in an uncomfortable situation, preventing future relapses.   What…

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Holiday Hangover: Effect on Mental Health

There is usually a lot of excitement and merriment over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holidays. Once you’re done hustling and bustling during the festive seasons, you may realize you’re suffering from a holiday hangover. It happens after the adrenaline of shopping, cleaning, decorating, cooking, baking, and entertaining from November through January wears off.…

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A Guide to Residential Treatment During COVID

If you are looking into residential treatment for substance abuse, the severity of the addiction will dictate the level of treatment necessary. Individuals diagnosed with severe addiction or co-occurring mental disorders may require treatment in a residential treatment program. However, you may be concerned about your health and safety in light of COVID. Hopefully, this…