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How to Talk to an Addict in Recovery

In this guide, we go through the best way to talk to someone in recovery. It can be difficult to know exactly what to say and what not to say.  Here’s a look through the eyes of someone who is in recovery. What matters to them, and how…
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Domestic Abuse and Substance Abuse: The Connection

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The Importance of Service in Recovery

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 is beneficial to…
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What You Need to Know About 12-Step Recovery Fellowship Conventions

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Top 3 reasons to be JCAHO 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. Of the 13,339 addiction treatment centers that responded to the National Survey of Substance…

Stress, Isolation and Addiction

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 is deprived.xStress can negatively affect the…
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Self-Care and It’s Importance in Recovery

Sometimes, taking care of ourselves can be the hardest thing to do. However, with compassion, patience, and practice, self-care can easily become a new healthy habit. This article discusses self-care throughout and beyond addiction recovery. Table…
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Lifestyle Changes in Recovery: An Attitude of Gratitude

We are trained by society to continually assess what we have and seek more. With frantic minds and hollow hearts, we judge, analyze and consume material things.In such a wasteland of greed, superficiality and addiction, the struggle can seem…

Talking to Your Kids About Drugs and Addiction

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How to Reach Out for Help with Addiction

The fact that you are on this page now, searching for information on this topic, is a sure sign that in some shape or form, addiction to alcohol and/or drugs is affecting your life in a negative way. At the beginning of a budding drug or alcohol…