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How Can I Help Others in Recovery?

How Can I Help Others in Recovery? Content reviewed by Karen Rubenstein, LMFT, Chief Clinical Officer at Cliffside Malibu After you have…

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What Should You Do if You Relapse?

What Should You Do if You Relapse? Content reviewed by Karen Rubenstein, LMFT, Chief Clinical Officer at Cliffside Malibu For too many…

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Managing a Co-occurring Disorder in Recovery

Managing a Co-occurring Disorder in Recovery Content reviewed by Karen Rubenstein, LMFT, Chief Clinical Officer at Cliffside Malibu In recovery, a co-occurring disorder…

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Dangers of Detoxing from Drugs or Alcohol at Home

Dangers of Detoxing from Drugs or Alcohol at Home Content reviewed by Karen Rubenstein, LMFT, Chief Clinical Officer at Cliffside Malibu The…

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Ways to Cope with Relapse Dreams

Ways to Cope with Relapse Dreams Content reviewed by Karen Rubenstein, LMFT, Chief Clinical Officer at Cliffside Malibu Dreams have been a…

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What Do You Do If Your Teen Is Using after You’ve Finished Addiction Treatment?

What Do You Do If Your Teen Is Using after You’ve Finished Addiction Treatment? As you return to the world after…

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5 Things Addiction Recovery Is Not

5 Things Addiction Recovery Is Not There are many misconceptions about what drug or alcohol recovery can and cannot do for…

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Alternatives to 12-Step Addiction Recovery Groups

Alternatives to 12-Step Addiction Recovery Groups Cultivating a support system in early sobriety is paramount. Most resources will direct you towards…

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Addiction Recovery and Major Surgery: Can I Take Painkillers?

Addiction Recovery and Major Surgery: Can I Take Painkillers? At some point in life, you may need major surgery. Major surgery…

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Two men in the park after a work out discussing whether or not they will be 'in recovery' for the rest of their lives and what that looks like.
Am I Going to Be in Recovery for the Rest of My Life?

Am I Going to Be in Recovery for the Rest of My Life? Deciding to get sober is a challenge for…

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