Are You Psychologically Predisposed to Addiction?

Are You Psychologically Predisposed to Addiction?

We now understand that certain people are predisposed to addiction based on genetic and lifestyle factors. By understanding how this affects people, we can stop addiction from happening in the first place or explore new treatments. In this blog, we will look at what makes someone predisposed to addiction and how you might overcome that. 

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The Benefits of Group Therapy in Addiction Recovery

The Benefits of Group Therapy in Addiction Recovery

Recovery from addiction is a long journey that can take a lot of unique approaches depending on the individual. Group therapy is just one of many approaches. In this blog, we will look at how group therapy is beneficial for those who use it to help overcome the hurdles of addiction. 

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Finding a Job After Active Addiction

Finding a Job After Active Addiction

Isolation is a huge issue for addicts, and finding work can make a real difference in the fight toward sobriety. But things like discrimination, past criminal history due to bad decisions during deep addiction, or lack of credentials can all affect addicts who are trying to find work. In this blog, we will look at ways you might find a job after addiction to avoid isolation with tips and more. 

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Breaking the Stigma of Addiction

Breaking the Stigma of Addiction

It is really hard to face the stigma that comes with addiction. It can make recovery more challenging than it needs to be and isolate us from those who should be supportive. Understanding the stigma of addiction and how to break it is so important for helping many stay sober and keeping the health of our communities high. In this blog, we will look at the nature of addiction, how the stigma impacts many, and what strategies may work to overcome the stigma around addiction. 

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Addiction Recovery and Chronic Pain Management

Addiction Recovery and Chronic Pain Management

Two challenges that are incredibly difficult to face on a day-to-day basis are addiction and chronic pain. Both are isolating; for example, chronic pain is hard for so many to understand, as they can imagine being in acute pain but can’t imagine what it would be like for it to be never-ending. It’s often the longevity of the pain that really causes psychological damage and pushes people further into addiction. Addicts may also avoid help for their chronic pain for many reasons, which makes relapse more likely. In this blog, we will outline why those in chronic pain have a harder time with their addiction and other methods to try. 

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Introduction to Financial Wellness in Addiction Recovery

Introduction to Financial Wellness in Addiction Recovery

Financial issues can go hand in hand with addiction. The inability to hold down a job, or the overspending on substances like alcohol, can lead to debt that feels impossible to find your way out of. And if not debt, your credit may also be shot from losing a home, being unable to pay bills, and so forth. Taking control of your finances can be cathartic for those who have come from such chaos, so to start, you need to understand the challenges involved and how to overcome them easily. No matter your financial situation, there is always a way out of the other side as long as you take the time to work toward it. 

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5 Hacks for Managing Triggers and Cravings in Addiction Recovery

5 Hacks for Managing Triggers and Cravings in Addiction Recovery

Cravings and triggers in addiction can be deadly, which is why every addict should have some hacks in their back pocket ready to use when cravings strike. In this blog post, we will look at some hacks you can tailor to your life and use as tools to help you stay sober. Of course, if you haven’t already, you should reach out to a professional first. Trying to overcome addiction alone is a surefire way to fail. 

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The Importance of Relapse Prevention Planning

The Importance of Relapse Prevention Planning

There are lots of tools to use on a day-to-day basis to try and reach a stable place in recovery. Relapse is one of the biggest setbacks that threaten this stability, but there are tools to help with that, too, like a relapse prevention plan. At Sanctuary Recovery, we understand the power of a proactive approach, so in this blog, we will look at the importance of relapse prevention planning and how it might help you. 

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Why Family in the Recovery Process is Essential

Why Family in the Recovery Process is Essential

Addiction, like many illnesses, affects loved ones in a profound way. Members of the addict’s family are often left to feel alone, scared, frustrated, and unsure of how to help the addict reach recovery. It’s important for family members to understand addiction and be willing to help, as studies now show that family involvement is critical for long-term recovery success. In this blog, we will discuss why this is and what family members can do to help their loved ones. 

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A Guide to Breathwork for Addiction

A Guide to Breathwork for Addiction

Struggling with addiction is a difficult thing to bear at the best of times, but when stress begins to pile up, those with this affliction may feel panicked or more stressed than others. Luckily, there are a few things that can be done to help, and one of these is breathwork. In this blog, we will look at the types of breathwork and how you might apply them in times of anxiety or stress. 

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