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What to Look for in a Treatment Center in Spokane

Alcohol and drug abuse and addiction cause significant damage not only in the life of the addicted person but in the lives of their family members. Substance use disorders know no boundaries and affect people across all demographics. Luckily, the many stigmas surrounding substance abuse and addiction have lessened in recent times, as the medical…

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Tips for Choosing a Sober Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day, commonly referred to as the Fourth of July, is the most popularly celebrated holiday in the United States. Declared a federal holiday in 1941, it’s a time of the year that people across the nation come together to celebrate with fireworks, parades, barbecues, and a lot of alcohol. Americans spend more than $1.5…

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How to Have a Sober Summer Vacation

Summertime: the days are long, skies are blue, and fun is in the air. Summer is a time of socialization full of parties, barbecues, concerts, vacations, and hanging out at the lake, pool, or ocean. For most people, alcohol is a central part of summertime activities. For those in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse,…

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Staying Sober on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed the last Monday in May to honor and mourn American military personnel who have died in the line of duty. Memorial Day is widely considered the unofficial start of summer and is often celebrated with picnics, barbecues, and parties involving alcohol and possibly other substances. These social events…

dependence vs. addiction

Dependence vs. Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction and dependence are serious disorders that affect tens of millions of people worldwide. More than 20 million people suffer from substance use disorders every year in the United States alone. Within the medical and mental health communities, which encompass substance use disorders, the terms “dependence” and “addiction” have often been used…

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How to Set Healthy Boundaries During Treatment

One of the most important things you can do for yourself while working toward recovery is setting healthy boundaries during treatment. There may be people in your orbit who don’t have your best interests at heart or can’t respect the fact that you’re committed to making real and lasting changes in your life. Setting boundaries…

Trusting the Process: Letting Go of Control

At Spokane Falls Recovery Center, we believe that sobriety is possible, and recovery is lifechanging. When long-term sobriety is achieved, significant change is inevitable. Growth occurs naturally when we are able to put down the drink and work a program of recovery. Anyone who has gone through this process can attest that each new challenge…