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5 Ways that Community Support Can Help You Stay Sober

Community support can provide the structure, environment, accountability, and activities you need When you leave addiction treatment, you are much like a toddler learning to walk. Without the support and encouragement of those near you, you are likely to fall down (relapse). Community support can come in many different forms and can help you stay sober. Types of community support can include: A close friend A...

Non-Institutional Addiction Help

Institutional addiction therapy normally occurs in a hospital or correctional setting and is stereotypically characterized by a sterile environment in which the addict is treated without receiving personalized care. Institutional therapy centers often do not have enough funding, and, as a consequence, they focus on flushing the drugs from the patient’s system through detox, giving him medication to reduce his...