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Addiction Recovery Articles

Words of Affirmation to Help in Your Recovery
September 7, 2022
Words of Affirmation to Help in Your Recovery
Finding aspects of ourselves that we love can be a challenge. When you are someone who has struggled with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) or addiction, this challenge may become even greater.Oftentimes, those living with addiction feel embarrassment or shame around their disease. This makes self-accountability difficult as many struggling with addiction do not believe they deserve help. Negative thoughts about oneself are common during recovery, and it can be strenuous trying to change your own self talk-track.
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How Monitoring in Conjunction with Treatment Can Help Improve Client Morale
September 7, 2022
How Monitoring in Conjunction with Treatment can Help Improve Client Morale
As a Treatment Professional, one of your most important roles is keeping your client’s morale high. Treatment and recovery for those with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) are complex, and many times, a client’s confidence will ebb and flow. For a better chance at sustaining recovery, most clients benefit from a clinician whose treatment plan is effective, positive, and tailored to the individualized experience.Having a rolodex of resources at your disposal ensures you and your client can keep morale and momentum high through recovery. One of the most beneficial and successful tools your clients can utilize is alcohol monitoring.
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How to Establish a Treatment Plan for Alcohol Use Disorder
September 1, 2022
How to Establish a Treatment Plan for Alcohol Use Disorder
For those ready to pursue sobriety, the steps necessary to do so can seem overwhelming. Once you realize that your relationship with alcohol needs to be reevaluated, the possibilities of what comes next may be the reason you don’t actually get help; fear has a way of halting progress. Fortunately, finding and completing treatment for those who struggle with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) does not need to invoke alarm or panic.
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Increase Recovery Capital for Your Client
August 15, 2022
Increase Recovery Capital for Your Client | Soberlink
Assisting those with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) takes adaptability. Because AUD is such an individualized disease, therapists, Recovery Coaches, and other Treatment Professionals have found that a one-size-fits-all approach will not suffice when helping their clients manage this disorder. 
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The Importance of Connection for Addiction Recovery
August 2, 2022
The Importance of Connection for Addiction Recovery
For those who have experienced a loss of relationships during their addiction, prioritizing connection with others may feel like foreign territory. However, having a support system or Recovery Circle is crucial to sustaining lifelong recovery. 
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Recovery Capital and its Role in Helping with Lasting Recovery
July 11, 2022
Recovery Capital and its Role in Helping with Lasting Recovery
One of the main advantages of utilizing a Recovery Capital approach is the ability to gain and lose capital; it is constantly ever-changing. By utilizing programs like Soberlink or attending community Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, those with AUD can regain power over their lives and their sobriety. Choosing to work on building your Recovery Capital takes hard work and patience, but the nature of the methodology allows for growth and flexibility during treatment and recovery.
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Ways to Stay Connected to Loved Ones During Recovery
July 11, 2022
Ways to Stay Connected to Loved Ones During Recovery
Navigating alcoholism or Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) can be a lonely and isolating experience. Those who suffer from this disease often lose loved ones, which can result in a lack of support.However, those in recovery often find that their Recovery Circle is incredibly supportive of their healthier lifestyle pursuit. Friends and family most often champion their loved one through treatment and recovery and help build a robust support system to prevent relapse.
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What to Drink When You Stop Drinking: Embracing Soda-Water
July 6, 2022
Embracing Soda-Water
Becoming sober is an extraordinary accomplishment; however, the transition to a sober lifestyle can feel overwhelming. Addiction and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) can become all-consuming in people's lives and when they choose to get treatment for their chronic disease, they must abandon old behaviors to embrace a new way of living.
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What is Recovery Capital?
June 22, 2022
What is Recovery Capital?
The most important part of addiction recovery is sticking with a goal and routines that support that goal, even when it feels impossible. This is why the Recovery Capital approach is proven to be beneficial for those looking for sustained recovery. By utilizing multiple resources and the ability to grow or change your capital, staying sober becomes much more doable.
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Are Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence the Same? How Monitoring Can be an Accountability Tool in Both Cases
May 3, 2022
Alcohol Abuse vs Alcohol Dependence
Understanding the difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence can be a challenge. Not only are the two terms often used interchangeably and frequently referred to as “alcoholism,” both have many similarities making it challenging to decipher between their main differences. However, alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence are, in fact, different, and knowing how and where they vary can determine what type of help an individual struggling with either one needs.
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