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Addiction Relapse Prevention

CA Drug Rehab : Addiction Relapse PreventionYou’ve completed an inpatient drug rehab program. Congratulations! Your recovery, however is still a work in progress. This is something that is important to remember, especially as you face triggers or even blatant invitations into the life of addiction over time. Your key to staying on the path of recovery is having adequate education and tools for addiction relapse prevention. Choosing a reputable inpatient rehab program should help to ensure you have the tools and skills you will need to say, “no,” continually, but in the event that you need a “reset” or reminder, we have put together a short guide to help you prevent relapsing into addiction.

Get Help from Others

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it’s worth repeating. Seek the help of others when you are facing a situation of relapse. The key...
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Things to Ask When Choosing a Drug Rehab

Finding achoosing a drug rehab suitable drug rehab is important in order to obtain the best addiction care possible. Here is a quick go-to list of things to ask when choosing a drug rehab. Some may seem like common sense, but having a list of questions all together here may help you if you are in the moment and drawing a blank on what to look for in a drug rehab facility for yourself or a friend/loved one. It's not always easy to think rationally when you are making what is often an emotional decision.

The More Obvious Things to Ask When Choosing a Drug Rehab:

Is the facility clean and safe? If they cannot keep you safe during your stay (from yourself or outside threats), you should seek treatment elsewhere. Do you feel comfortable with the care? We understand that rehab probably doesn't...
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Addiction Transfer

addiction transferAddiction transfer happens when a person exchanges an addiction in recovery for another addiction. It can also be known as a substitute addiction or cross addiction, where someone replaces one compulsive behavior with another.

What are some examples of addiction transfer?

Sometimes, when a person completes a rehab program for drug or alcohol addiction, they will turn to food for comfort. In order to fight cravings for drugs or alcohol, a person may turn to food. Sometimes this comfort can turn into something more. Food, particularly sugar, is often viewed as a safe high, but in reality, addiction to sugar and food can be very harmful as well. Though weight gain after rehab is a common occurrence, it needs to be monitored by a medical professional. Sometimes, the weight gain is welcomed, particularly when the person is coming into a program physically unwell....
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