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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…

Recovering from Addiction Alone This Summer

If you are recovering from addiction alone this summer, it is natural to feel concerned. It is difficult to weather this storm, and although Boca House does everything in its power to heal and recover you, the hard work continues when you return home. It is surely trickier to manage yourself without someone with you, but it’s not impossible. The…

How to Ring in the New Year – Sober.

For many people, the holiday season is associated with drinking in excess. After all, New Year’s is considered one of the main drinking holidays. However, that does not mean that you have to give up celebrating ringing in the New Year simply because you do not drink any more. While remaining sober during the holiday season is no easy feat,…

Just In Case You Didn’t Already Know That Binge Drinking Was Bad For You

According to George Koob, PhD, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), “hangovers are easy to explain because they’re basically a mini withdrawal syndrome. Any time you take an intoxicant, your brain changes. So your brain adapts to that change, and then when the drug is removed, the opposite reaction occurs. Most of the symptoms of…

Coping with an Addicted Loved one

If you currently have a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it can be very difficult to deal with during your daily life. Did you know there are support groups out there just for you? No matter what level of support you need, there is help available for you. If your addicted loved one is getting the…

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