How Much Do I Have to Tell My Therapist in Rehab?

How Much Do I Have to Tell My Therapist in Rehab?

In order to get the most out of therapy it is important to be as honest as possible about your addiction When you first start therapy, it is completely normal to wonder how much you should tell your therapist. Individuals recovering from addiction are used to having to lie and keep secrets in order to use, and learning to be completely honest about their thoughts, feelings and behaviors can be...

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Alcohol’s Effect on Long-Term Stress

Alcohol’s Effect on Long-Term Stress

In some individuals, alcohol may induce rather than reduce the body’s response to stress. Each consumer of alcohol experiences different side effects with different amounts. Because of this, one may exhibit short-term reduction in stress levels, while another individual may drink the same amount and still feel extremely stressed. What happens when our attempts to reduce stress actually increase...

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How to Get Motivated for Change During Rehab

How to Get Motivated for Change During Rehab

Those lacking motivation or willingness to change will not fully engage in recovery efforts Motivation is defined as the reasons a person has for behaving a certain way and a “general desire or willingness of someone to do something” (dictionary.com). Motivation has long been recognized as a powerful force in recovery, but it has also been seen as something recovering drug users either have...

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Seven Best Ways to Prepare for Someone Coming Home from Rehab

Seven Best Ways to Prepare for Someone Coming Home from Rehab

Show the former addict appreciation for their efforts and make them feel that they belong A loved one’s return from rehab is a very important moment for both the addict and his or her family and friends. Without a doubt, loved ones want to help the addict transition back into everyday life. But since the addict is still in recovery, friends or family members might wonder how they can offer help...

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How Do I Find a Nine-to-Five Job After Rehab?

How Do I Find a Nine-to-Five Job After Rehab?

Finding a job after rehab can be a challenge, but with the right training and approach, it is possible to return to the workforce. Building on the skills you have learned in rehab, as well as taking advantage of any job-skills training offered while there, are ways to get the ball the rolling. Recovery is a life-long process, and rebuilding a career after getting treatment is a part of the...

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Four Ways That Rehab Improves Your Coping Skills

Four Ways That Rehab Improves Your Coping Skills

Drug users often have never learned how to cope with life’s problems in effective and healthy ways. Instead, they turn to drugs or alcohol whenever life gets difficult, painful or stressful. One of the main goals of rehab is to help addicts learn new coping skills so they don’t have to abuse drugs and alcohol. Rehab Treatment Will Teach You Healthy Ways to Cope With Stress If you do not have...

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