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Going Back to School and Being in Recovery

Your Past is in the Past: Going to College At this point in your life, you have already had to work extremely hard to get to the place you are now. After taking control of your addiction, you are now ready to move on with your life and start…
Does the 12 step program really work
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What are 12 Step Program and Do They Really Work?

Putting your active addiction behind you is a serious life-changing decision, and it can be difficult to know what road to recovery is right for you. Everyone is different. Some pray to God for strength to overcome cravings and some need more…
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The Importance of Service in Recovery

What is Service? Service, simply put, is helping out in a group. In addiction we become so focused on ourselves that we lose the habit of considering what others need. In early sobriety, getting involved in helping others can be critical and…
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What You Need to Know About 12-Step Recovery Fellowship Conventions

If you are new in recovery, you may be looking for events and activities to fill up your weekends. You may even wonder if you’ll ever find something that’s fun to do without having alcohol or drugs involved. If you already go to 12-step…
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Top 3 reasons to be JAHCO accredited

At A Better Today, we understand the importance of substance abuse treatment centers that continuously strive to grow and offer the best care possible. Out of the 13,339 addiction treatment centers that responded to the National Survey of Substance…
What to ask and not to ask an addict
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How to Talk to an Addict in Recovery

What to Ask (and Not to Ask) Your Loved One in Recovery Millions of Americans are affected by addiction every year; addiction is a tricky disease, and it doesn’t discriminate, causing heartbreak and hurt for so many families and friends.…
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Family Recovery for a Family Disease: Healing from Addiction Together

Uniting as a Family to Heal From Substance Abuse Addictions Living in a family with an addict is like trying to navigate an emotional minefield: every word, action or normal interaction takes on an entirely new meaning. One wrong move, and…
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Stress, Isolation and Addiction

The Negative Effects of Stress and Isolation Human beings are social animals; we are designed to live and work with others. Without a community, individuals are prone to stress associated with isolation as the innate need for human connection…
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Self-Care and It’s Importance in Recovery

What is Self-Care? Self-care is one of the most important aspects of life—every living thing requires some form of self-care and people are no exception. In addiction many people become accustomed to ignoring basic human needs. Looking for…
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The Role of Technology in Substance Abuse & Recovery

Technology, Addiction & Recovery In this increasingly digital age, technology is no longer just an accessory or addition to our lives but is something ever-present. From new and innovative devices that assist us in our work—whether in…