Holiday Relapse Prevention Plan

Holiday Relapse Prevention Plan

Staying Sober Through the Holiday’s One of the most common challenges for people in early recovery is the holidays. Each year, the holiday season brings friends and family members together to celebrate each other’s company. However, holidays can bring anxiety with them, where more family time can

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Recovery Checklist After Inpatient Treatment

Recovery Checklist After Inpatient Treatment

Self-care, accountability and support is the foundation of a successful recovery. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) There are four major dimensions that support recovery: Health—overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional

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Healing For the Hurting

Healing For the Hurting

We asked some of our staff for an inside look at Rapha Treatment Center. This is a testimonial from the notes of someone who stayed at Rapha. They asked to remain anonymous. As I looked through the screen separating me from the deputy Sheriff, I noticed a

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What is Addiction?

What is Addiction?

The American Psychiatric Association defines addiction as a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by substance use despite harmful consequences.  People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that

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The Serenity Prayer, Bite-sized

The Serenity Prayer, Bite-sized

The Serenity Prayer? You mean that thing that addicts say at the end of a meeting? How does that apply to me? Does it apply to me? History of the Serenity Prayer: The authorship of the Serenity Prayer is a matter of debate. Portions have been attributed

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