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Cutting Off Communication With Toxic Friends

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Your ongoing sobriety is essential to your mental and physical well-being during recovery. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “the support of peers and friends is also crucial in engaging and supporting individuals in recovery.” However, friends and social groups that encourage you to take risks or adopt maladaptive behaviors put your […]

How to Talk to a Friend in Crisis

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Crisis events can happen to anyone at any time. You might find yourself unexpectedly faced with helping a friend or family member go through a highly stressful moment in their life. Sometimes a supportive presence is all it takes to make a difference. You can help your friend by being there and listening to what […]

Rebuilding Relationships Damaged by the Effects of Addiction

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Substance abuse can lead to temporary and permanent changes in character, behavior, physical health, and cognitive function. The degree to which those changes manifest can fluctuate based on several factors, including genetics, medical history, and current health status. Unfortunately, when under the influence, many people find themselves acting in a way that causes physical or […]