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Working while Recovering from Heroin Addiction

Working while Recovering from Heroin Addiction

Employment can improve a person’s well-being, especially when compared with unemployment. Positive work environments can help individuals in recovery, promoting improved mental well-being [1]. At Boca House for Men, our men’s halfway house offers support for men who are looking to maintain their employment while recovering from heroin addiction. Employment can offer stability for many people in recovery. If you…

Another Relapse Trigger: Cold Weather

Another Relapse Trigger: Cold Weather

  Seriously? Even the weather can cause relapse? Is everything a relapse trigger? Is the world doing everything it can to get us to do drugs? Scientists have studied how cold weather affects addiction and relapse, and it turns out that our surroundings affect our thoughts and feelings, obviously. The truth is that weather is an indirect relapse trigger. Weather…

Avoiding High Risk Situations in Recovery

Former addicts can feel vulnerable during the recovery phase. Trying to eliminate and change past habits and behaviors while simultaneously learning new ones can allow frustration and stress to arise. Therefore, it’s important for addicts to avoid high risk situations, which can trigger a relapse. Boca House, a sober living facility for men stresses prevention strategies to help men stay…

Surprising Stress Factors

Did you know that stress is contagious? According to a 2014 German study in which participants had to observe a stressful task, almost all of the participants experienced a significant increase in their stress level. Added stress in your environment plays a huge role in your behavior, so making sure that you have the coping mechanisms to deal with it,…

The Feds Are Not a Fan of Powdered Alcohol

The Federal government is not pleased with the recent announcement to introduce Palcohol into markets in the coming months. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has already approved Palcohol and then rescinded its approval over labeling issues. It has already been introduced to Colorado, Nebraska, Utah, and Wisconsin. Support in favor of banning powdered alcohol is due, in…

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