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Substance Use Blog Series: Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Today’s substance use blog post is about Post-acute withdrawal syndrome, which is also called PAWS for short. This syndrome refers to a temporary period of time after going through detox where your body is adjusting to its processes without substances. Its symptoms gradually decrease over time, although they may appear with increased intensity for a…   Read More…

Substance Use Blog Series: Learning from Setbacks

Today’s Substance Use Blog Series post is about Learning from Setbacks. Recovery setbacks are usually defined as actions or periods of time spent not following the plan you previously set out for your recovery. These can include physical lapses or relapses that go against your plan. We have written about relapse prevention in a past…   Read More…

Substance Use Blog Series: Mutual Aid Groups Part III

This is part 3 of our series on Mutual Aid groups. So far we have gone through SMART Recovery, the 12-step program, the 16-step program, and LifeRing groups. Today we are going to go through Recovery Dharma and Moderation Management. Recovery Dharma Recovery Dharma is a peer-led organization that supports individuals on their path of…   Read More…

Substance Use Blog Series: Mutual Aid Groups Part II

This is part 2 of our 3-part series describing mutual aid groups for substance use recovery. Last week we went through the most common of these groups, SMART Recovery and 12-step programs. This week we are exploring two more groups accessible from Delta and surrounding areas: The 16-step program and LifeRing. 16 steps The 16…   Read More…

Substance Use Blog Series: Mutual Aid Groups Part 1

Today’s substance use blog post is part 1 of mutual aid groups for substance use recovery, which are also called peer support groups. These groups are usually entirely led by peers or have a strong peer-based element. Attending peer support groups has been found to result in higher rates of recovery than those who do…   Read More…

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