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 How to Develop Good Refusal Skills for Real-World Recovery 

Drug and alcohol recovery is challenging for many reasons. The first, but not necessarily most important, are the changes necessary to stay sober and clean. After being addicted so long, the brain and body develop habits and patterns which are now disrupted. The body and mind need room to breathe and rest. Temptations, triggers, and other things can get in… Read More
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 How Does Sexual Assault Impact a Person’s Mental Health?

Veterans who return home often struggle with the transition. Some will struggle with reconnecting to family and friends they left behind to serve. Others will struggle with mental and physical health issues. Yet more veterans may turn to substances to cope. While there are many ways veterans can struggle upon return, a percentage of those veterans experience sexual assault while… Read More
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 How Do Drugs Impact the Heart and Cardiovascular System? 

Substance use disorder (SUD) is a challenging experience for the person using drugs or alcohol and the family. There are many health conditions associated with drug use. The heart and cardiovascular system have to work harder to stay healthy and keep up with the things that are put into the body. Alcohol has a lot of sugar, so processing this… Read More
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 Veterans Can Try These 7 Great Hobbies to Release Stress

Finding pleasure in daily life is important for people to feel validated. Hobbies are not just a space-filler for the times when there is nothing else to do. They can greatly enrich a person’s life and bring some joy and peace amidst the challenges. Stress is one factor that can play a role in relapse. It is better to mitigate… Read More
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 What Are the Types of Anxiety Veterans Struggle with Most? 

Military members often struggle with anxiety and mental health challenges. After serving, they may deal with flashbacks and memories of what they witnessed while serving. There are many beneficial experiences veterans gain from serving in the military. Commonly, they struggle with the transition home again to work and family life as a civilian. Anxiety can show up as both physical… Read More
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 Hiking Can Help Veterans Heal and Find Peace 

Working to improve the lives of veterans is hard work. It means dedicated, intentional work around supporting veterans wherever they are when they return home. Being in nature has been found to be therapeutic and supportive of healing both mentally and physically. One of the things veterans are called upon to do when they are active duty is to respond… Read More
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 Why is Treatment Helpful for People with Addiction?

A loved one with addiction is going to struggle with many facets of their life. They may struggle to hold a job, be in a relationship with others, or deal with their own health and well-being. There are also high-functioning people with substance use disorder (SUD) who can seem like everything is going just fine, but underneath it, all are… Read More