Mountain Laurel Recovery Center Blog


Welcome to our Blog! We feature articles written by MLRC as well as select guest bloggers, who write about alcoholism, drug addiction, and recovery. Please feel free to contact us anytime at (888) 909-7989. We’re here to help.

Ten Ways to Let Go of Anger

Ten Ways to Let Go of Anger

Anger is one of the most challenging emotions to deal with, especially when you're in recovery from addiction. When unresolved anger builds up inside, it can quickly act as a trigger to relapse and undo all the hard work you've put into...

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What You Need to Know About Polysubstance Abuse

What You Need to Know About Polysubstance Abuse

Addiction can take many forms. However, one of the most commonly misunderstood is polysubstance abuse. Polysubstance abuse refers to a situation in which an individual is abusing two or more addictive substances without having a clear preference for any specific one. Any...

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Signs You Are Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction

Signs You Are Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction

Are you worried that your efforts to help your loved one might actually be making their addiction worse? Enabling behaviors can unintentionally support addictive behaviors, hindering recovery and continuing the cycle of dependency. It's essential to recognize the signs of enabling and...

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The Myth of the Addictive Personality

The Myth of the Addictive Personality

It would certainly be convenient if we could predict who would suffer from addiction based on their personality traits. Unfortunately, there is no single "addictive personality" that indicates whether or not someone will be diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Certain traits...

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Finding Purpose and Passion in Recovery

Finding Purpose and Passion in Recovery

The road to recovery extends far beyond simply abstaining from substances. It often involves a profound journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and cultivating a newfound sense of purpose and passion. As the fog of substance abuse lifts, you may find yourself faced...

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Understanding PTSD and Addiction Among Veterans

Understanding PTSD and Addiction Among Veterans

As Veterans return from military service, they carry not only the physical scars of battle but also the hidden wounds that can shape their lives in profound ways. The traumatic experiences faced during military service often give rise to post-traumatic stress disorder...

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Why Positive Self-Talk is Essential in Addiction Recovery

Why Positive Self-Talk is Essential in Addiction Recovery

If you are recovering from an addiction, you may find the road to be long and challenging. Undoing the mental patterns and automatic negative thoughts that fueled the addiction takes consistent work. One of the most powerful tools in rewiring your brain...

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Grounding Techniques in Addiction Recovery

Grounding Techniques in Addiction Recovery

Grounding techniques can be used to help you stay connected to the present moment, manage overwhelming emotions, and maintain your sobriety. These techniques play an essential role in recovery with the primary purpose of anchoring you in reality, preventing you from getting...

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Eight Tips for Avoiding Burnout in Recovery

Eight Tips for Avoiding Burnout in Recovery

Addiction recovery is a rich time of learning how to live life sober, but it’s also a lot of hard work. When your sobriety journey gets tough and you do not have robust coping skills, burnout can occur. If you’re exhausted and...

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Tips for the Newly Sober

Tips for the Newly Sober

You just completed addiction treatment and are heading back home. Now what? Are you unsure how to live your life now that you are sober? Maybe you are ready to start fresh but uncertain about what to do.  As you embark on...

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