Author:AToN Center

What are Co-occurring Disorders?

Being diagnosed with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) can be difficult enough to recognize and seek treatment for. We struggle enough to manage our lives and find treatment for the use of drugs and/or alcohol. Our substance use has impacted us significantly at work, school,...

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Coping With Anger in Recovery

Recovery can be filled with all kinds of powerful emotions. As we make the switch from substance use, and behaving as people filled with overwhelming and compulsive behaviors to people who have more control over our impulses and emotions, we can also learn to cope...

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What is Emotional Sobriety?

Sobriety is typically viewed from a physical point of view, as a complete abstinence from substances. This can be very difficult to achieve, as abstinence alone does not stop the overwhelming desires and cravings that we might still have for substances. When we become physically...

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Building Healthy Relationships

Building Healthy Relationships

Substance use impacts every aspect of our lives. Outside of our own selves, perhaps nothing is impacted more fully by addiction than our relationships with others. As we begin our recovery process, we learn to heal ourselves. However, our relationships also need healing. If we...

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How Can I Love Myself Again?

Substance use can damage us in ways we never anticipated. On the surface, there are behaviors we exhibit and the mistakes we make cost us our finances, jobs, and relationships. We feel the changes in our bodies and our minds. The most significant damage, however,...

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