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5 Ways to Stop Alcohol Cravings

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One of the hardest aspects of recovering from alcohol or drug abuse is the cravings that can easily drag you back into bad behaviors and addictive patterns. In order to achieve the maximum benefit of drug or alcohol addiction treatment, learning some coping mechanisms to deal with the inevitable cravings can significantly boost your chances.

Here we take a look at seven ways you can prevent, manage and even stop cravings for alcohol:

1. Recognize the Triggers

The urge to drink can be triggered by either internal or external stimuli. Recognizing the early…

How to Stay Sober While Traveling This Summer

Travel Outdoors Sober

Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, it can be challenging to maintain your sobriety, particularly as you are away from your usual support network. You also step outside of your daily routines to enjoy new experiences surrounded by others who will more than likely want to enjoy a drink while they’re out of town. How can you cope in this situation and pass the ultimate test of your sobriety when you’re on vacation? Here we give you some tips to keep you sober and still enjoy your time away to the fullest.

Choose Your Destination Carefully

It makes sense that if you’re on a 18-30 holiday in a booze-laden resort, you’re…

5 Ways to Prevent Addiction Relapse

Girl Beach Meditation

If you or someone close to you has successfully completed an addiction recovery program, it is a significant achievement. While you’re in treatment you have resources and therapists at hand to support you on your journey. It’s only when you leave the program that you become directly responsible for your own sobriety, which can be a difficult challenge. Here we take a look at five ways you can prevent an addiction relapse:

Steer Clear of Temptation

It sounds obvious, but many recovering addicts still try to mix with others who are still drinking or using recreational drugs without getting involved themselves. Though it’s great that you…

5 Tips to Stay Sober This Memorial Day Weekend

Celebrating Memorial Day

It’s coming up to the time at the end of May when we’ll all be remembering the sacrifices made by those who died serving our country. If you are concentrating on your sobriety or recovery, this time of celebration can be difficult for you to endure without giving in to temptation. There are parades, fireworks and barbecues throughout your neighborhood and it’s all too easy to join in with the fun. Here, we give you five tips to help you stay sober during the Memorial Day celebrations.

5 Tips to Keep You Sober on Memorial Day Weekend

  • 1. Make sure you get plenty of sleep the night before the event starts

5 Tell-Tale Signs You May Have a Drinking Problem

Struggling with Alcohol Addiction

It’s very difficult to distinguish someone who enjoys a drink socially from time to time and someone who has a problem with alcohol. That’s because alcohol is so widely accepted in our society and now more people drink than don’t. Who's to know what goes on behind closed doors? Here are five ways you can tell either you or your loved one could have a drinking problem.

Five Signs You May Have a Drinking Problem

  1. 1. Consistently neglecting responsibilities either at home, school or work as a result of your drinking. Perhaps you are performing poorly because you’re still hung over from…

3 Exercises to Help You Stay Sober

Bicycling to Stay Sober

Physical activity can be enormously helpful in your journey to sobriety although it can be difficult to get motivated. It’s a case of replacing old, bad habits with new healthy routines and that can take some time. The best way forward is to find an activity you enjoy and then be consistent with it. Work the activity into your routine at the same time of day and make it a habitual practice to dedicate that time to the activity you’ve chosen. You could consider doing the activity during the time you used to find yourself at a bar. That way, this will become…

The Importance of Being Honest in Addiction Recovery

Holding Hands in Trust

Recovering from drug and alcohol addiction can be a long and lonely journey, which is why support, addiction treatment, and detox is crucial. However, there is one major obstacle that many of those suffering with drug or alcohol addiction face, and that is being unable to be completely honest.

Addiction Can Bring About Deceitful Behavior

At its worst, addiction can make the sufferer closed, withdrawn and deceitful. Whether it’s using various manipulations or actions to obtain alcohol or drugs, or attempting to appear superficially…

Why You Should Share Your Recovery Story

Share Your Recovery Story On Social Media

If you have been through addiction treatment and are established on your journey of recovery, reaching out to others still struggling with addiction can be enormously beneficial for them and for yourself. Hearing your addiction recovery story can motivate those who still have a steep hill to climb to get to where you are. As for yourself, sharing your recovery story can help you solidify your commitment to stay sober and give you purpose. In this day and age of social media, there are plenty of platforms for you to use to tell others about what you’ve been through, and you might unknowingly become an inspiration to others who…

3 Ways Meditation Can Help Your Addiction Recovery

Meditation to Help Addiction Recovery

It’s widely accepted that drug and alcohol addiction is a physical disease, although less is known about its effects on the mind and spirit. Despite many preconceptions about meditation, more and more therapists are embracing it as a complementary treatment for addiction. At our Southern California addiction recovery center, we have witnessed for ourselves the positive benefits meditation can have on patients in our drug…

4 Tips for Parents of Drug and Alcohol Addicts

Girl Struggling with Drug Addiction

Watching your child struggling with addiction is enormously difficult, particularly when you feel helpless as a parent. Nearly all parents make mistakes, which is entirely natural as we’re usually not prepared to deal with addiction issues in our children. If you're the parent of someone struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, it’s important to remember that rehabilitation centers like CASA Recovery are here to help. Here we give you some tips on how parents of addicts can help their children recover from drug and alcohol addiction.

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