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How to Deal With Addiction Cravings

February 27, 2020

A significant part of navigating your life in recovery is dealing with cravings. While going through treatment is tough, and staying sober can be equally challenging for many people. At South Hills Recovery Project, we’ve put together some tips on how to handle cravings and help keep them from weighing you down.

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Prescription PainKillers

How Does Opioid Addiction Start?

January 30, 2020

Anyone who takes prescription painkillers like Vicodin or Percocet is at risk of developing a tolerance. This tolerance can lead to dependence and even opioid addiction, even when the medication is taken responsibly and as prescribed by a medical doctor.

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2020 Goals

How to Keep New Year’s Sobriety Goals

December 12, 2019

With all the celebrating during the holidays, there are potentially more triggers and temptations surrounding someone who is struggling with addiction than any other time of the year. Now that the holidays over, many people are making resolutions to better themselves for the 2020 year. By setting goals for the coming year, you can give […]

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Changing Behavior

Theory of learning, or how we change behavior

January 30, 2020

We learn better when learning is a positive experience rather than aversive. This fundamental concept underlies learning as well as evidence-based clinical interventions like motivational interviewing. The brain’s “reward system” pushing us towards better adaptation to our environment.

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