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Ren in Drug Free. For Good.
January 7, 2021

Helping Them Get Back on Their Feet—How to Assist a Loved One Post-Addiction Rehab

How should you help your loved one when they get out of rehab? What does that help look like? What should you do to ensure they don’t relapse?

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Karen in Drug Rehab
April 14, 2020

Which Life Skills are the Most Vital to Gain During Drug Rehab?

Some rehabs claim to teach life skills. But which ones do they teach? And how do they teach them? A rehab with an effective approach to developing life skills is essential if a person in recovery is to weather the ups and downs in life without relapsing. Learn more about the most important skills to develop in rehab.

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Ren in Recovery
January 30, 2020

The Importance of Sleep in Addiction Recovery

The importance of getting a good night’s sleep is something taught to us as children. And as we grow up, the concept of getting a proper night’s rest develops into a common sense thing which we just sort of know we’re supposed to do.

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Ren in Recovery
March 21, 2019

The Implications of One’s Environment in Addiction Recovery

An addict is a creature of habit, someone who tends to use drugs and alcohol in the same places, usually even at the same time of day. It’s called a habit for a reason.

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Ren in Recovery
February 6, 2019

“The Perfect Week”: Ten Activities to Include in Your Week for Success in Recovery

One of the biggest fears that anyone in recovery has is the fear of relapse. And we get that. Life as a newly-sober individual is challenging. Going through an addiction treatment center can do a lot for helping an individual turn their life around, but it won’t solve all of their problems for them.

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Ren in Sobriety
January 7, 2019

Music Festivals and Raves: Drug Use, Health Risks, and Trying to Have a Good Time In Spite of It All

Music festivals, raves, EDM (electronic dance music) concerts, and live concerts are growing in popularity. According to Billboard , thirty-two million people go to music festivals in the U.S. at least once a year.

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Ren in Sobriety
September 2, 2018

Why a Complete, Life Change is Necessary for Effective Addiction Recovery

Let’s have a very intimate, significant, heart-to-heart discussion about drug and alcohol addiction, and what it takes to get recovered off of drugs and alcohol.

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Ren in Recovery
August 19, 2018

Why Do Recovering Addicts Relapse?

If one were to do a cursory survey or study of the most commonly asked questions about drug and alcohol addiction, it is very likely that the most commonly asked question would be, “Why do recovering addicts relapse?”

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GA
Guest Author in Recovery
June 18, 2018

Two Top Causes of Relapse

Having been an addict for over 20 years, and a professional interventionist for 17, I’ve seen and experienced quite a few patterns. One pattern I’ve seen over and again has been around the reasons I, and others, relapse. And there are really just a few major culprits; perhaps the most common one is when - after graduating successfully from treatment - a person returns to his same environment…

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