The Holidays Can Be Tough for Those Just Out of Rehab
There may be parties for hosting and marshmallows for toasting, but the holidays can be a hardship for those in recovery. The stress of traveling, shopping, finances, expectations, or even a trip down memory lane can tempt people into relapsing.
Addicts Are Relapsing During COVID-19As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to unfold, the world is locking down, forcing millions out of work and many into isolation. While social distancing isn’t easy for anyone, it is hitting one group particularity hard. People who are recovering from a substance use disorder are finding it difficult to maintain recovery with their routine uprooted, and many of them are relapsing during COVID-19.
Love, Sex and RelapseSex is a natural, healthy part of relationships, but it is also a major cause of relapse among the newly clean. For some, unhealthy sexual behaviors and relationship patterns are cross-addictions that fully emerge once drugs and alcohol are out of the picture. For others, one soured relationship can trigger a surge of dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors, eventually leading to relapse. Is your recovery solid enough to withstand a relationship?