Category Archives: Recovery

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The Addiction Recovery Timeline For Alcohol And Drug Addiction Treatment In NH

Alcohol and drug addiction is one of the most prevalent social problems in New Hampshire. In a recent survey, 12.15 percent of New Hampshire residents reported using illicit drugs in the past month, which was higher than the national average of 8.82 percent. The path to recovery begins with a voluntary act to seek help. Live Free Recovery Services has been at the forefront...

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5 Benefits of Routine in Recovery

Recovery can sometimes be a challenge, as everything in your old life has to change to support a firm sobriety journey. Importantly, you have to find ways to cope with stressors and manage cravings, triggers, and temptations that grow with each passing day. For you to effectively manage recovery, especially during the early stages, you must develop routines. One of...

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5 Habits of People in Long-Term Sobriety

New Hampshire is one of the US States with the highest prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse. Recent statistics reveal the number of overdose deaths in New Hampshire increased by about 30% in 2020 compared to the previous year. Notably, the most challenging part of your journey to sobriety is admitting you need help and deciding to enroll in a treatment program....

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How Is Alcohol Used As A Drug?

Alcohol is a drug no different than heroin or methamphetamine. The only thing differentiating alcohol from so-called "hard" drugs is that it is legal to drink if you are over 21 and socially acceptable. But alcoholism is a drug addiction. The American Society of Addiction Medicine's definition of addiction includes the following criteria: Inability to stop drinking or using drugs Inability to...

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How To Plan for Life After Treatment

Without a proper plan in place to follow after completing treatment, you risk all of the hard work, time and dedication you’ve already put into a life of sobriety. Addiction is a lifelong battle that, while difficult at times, is something we’re all capable of fighting but not without the proper strategy and tools at our disposal. A common occurrence...

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Will My Treatment Feel Private? Will My Friends, Family, or Coworkers Know?

Live Free Recovery Services is focused on providing the most comfortable and comprehensive addiction treatment for all of New Hampshire and much of the surrounding New England area. We understand that seeking treatment can be a tricky conversation to have with friends and family. It's important to know that your treatment is as private as you want it to be, but...

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Rebounding From Addiction Relapse: Turning An Obstacle Into Opportunity

If you've made it through substance abuse or addiction treatment then your newest goal is to remain sober. While challenging, it's important to remember that you received and developed all the tools necessary to not only stay sober, but to bounce back from any relapse you may have along the way. Relapses Happen All Too Often It can be easy...

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How Do Drugs And Alcohol Affect Decision Making?

People often blame their actions on being drunk or high, and it's become so commonplace that there are phrases like "hold my beer" before attempting a risky or ill-advised stunt. Many people know that drugs and alcohol can affect decision-making, and today, the professionals at Live Free SSL are breaking down exactly how they do so. How Does Alcohol Affect...

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Live Free Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield

Drug and alcohol addiction affects millions of Americans and their families each year, and often, many people go without treatment because they aren't sure if their insurance will pay for it. At Live Free SSI, we accept Blue Cross – Blue Shield insurance for our drug and alcohol treatment programs, including inpatient treatment and flexible outpatient programs. Understanding your insurance coverage shouldn't...

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How Alcohol Can Affect A Person’s Behavior?

Did you know that alcohol abuse can lower your life expectancy and impact your behavior? It's not just your body that becomes dependent on alcohol. Your brain also becomes addicted, and this can lead to undesirable behavioral changes that focus on drinking — often to the exclusion of everything else. Learn more about the effects of alcohol on your behavior and how...

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