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relapse prevention skills

Relapse Prevention Skills

Find Helpful Relapse Prevention Tactics Breaking the cycle of addiction doesn’t happen overnight. For some, overcoming a substance use disorder can take years of ups and downs. Because recovery is...

perfectionism and anxiety

Perfectionism and Anxiety

“High Standards” vs. Toxic Perfectionism Doing your best is commendable—unless your idea of “best” translates to obsessive anxiety over “getting it perfect.” When “excellent” crosses the line into “perfectionism at...

fentanyl overdose symptoms

Fentanyl Overdose Facts

Fentanyl is a subject of great concern throughout Washington State and the country. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this synthetic opioid is between 50 and 100...

how to detach with love

How to Detach with Love

When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it doesn’t just affect them. The fallout of substance use spreads to everyone within their social circle – parents, siblings, children,...

AA chips

AA Chips and Sober Medallions

Most of us have seen TV episodes where someone stands up at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and announces, “My name is John/Joan, and I’m celebrating x years of sobriety.”...