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The Challenges of the First Year Sober

If you have relied on alcohol or drugs for any length of time to escape from reality or to relieve bad feelings, learning to live sober can be very challenging. The intense symptoms of withdrawal from substance use disorder are only the beginning. Although you may wish you could just get through detox and then…

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Support Group Meetings Vital to Your Recovery

If the idea of sitting among a group of fellow recovering addicts sharing their stories makes you uncomfortable, you are not alone. You may not like the idea of participating in a support group. However, it may be important to your recovery. Of course, there is no single treatment or recovery practice that works for…