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Welcome to the Safe Harbor Recovery Center blog! Our blog offers articles and resources for individuals and families affected by substance abuse issues and addiction to alcohol and drugs.

DBT Therapy Basics, Features of DBT, Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Who Benefits Most from DBT, What Patients Gain from DBT

DBT Therapy Basics

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of talk therapy that emerged in the 1970s, as a way of addressing mental health that helps patients adjust to change, manage uncomfortable emotions, and handle distress. It utilizes the concept that two seemingly opposing ideas (dialectics) can be true at the same...

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Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Signs of Cocaine Addiction

If you’re worried that someone you love may be struggling with addiction to cocaine but aren’t able to pinpoint any specific evidence, educate yourself about cocaine addiction and express your concerns to your loved one. At Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, we provide evidence-based, individualized care for a...

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Emotional Sobriety

The Difference Between Sobriety and Recovery

Many people equate the concept of being sober with being in recovery. While sobriety, the act of abstaining from drinking or using drugs, is an important step in the recovery process, the decision to stop drinking or using drugs doesn’t mean a person has adopted the mindset required to sustain...

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What You Should Know About Opioid Addiction, Opioid Addiction Facts, consequences of Untreated Opioid Use Disorder, Dangers of Opioids

What You Should Know About Opioid Addiction

Opioids are compounds extracted from the poppy plant or created to have similar properties to those compounds. They are used to treat pain. When opioids became more popular in the 1990s, the pharmaceutical industry reassured doctors that the medications were safe and would not lead to addictions. At Safe Harbor...

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How Sober Friends Enhance Recovery

How Sober Friends Enhance Recovery

No man is an island, they say. We all need support from other people to thrive. At Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Portsmouth, Virginia we encourage participants in our program to build strong sober support systems to enhance their lives during and after treatment. Why Sober Support Matters No one...

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Risks of Marijuana Use

Risks of Marijuana Use

Many people consider marijuana to be a safe and insignificant drug. Its use is more widely accepted and less stigmatized than the use of other illicit substances. Unfortunately, this may also lead to people underestimating the risks associated with it. At Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, we recognize...

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Addiction and Nutrition, Substance use recovery and diet

Common Nutritional Deficiencies Caused By Substance Misuse

Substance use can take a toll on a person’s body and mind in a wide range of ways. Nutritional deficiencies are common among people who have struggled with addiction, not only because of how drugs and alcohol impact vital organs, but also because of the dietary choices a person in...

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Importance of Continuing Care

The Importance of Continuing Care

Treatment may be the end of a person’s active substance use, but it isn’t a quick fix for the disease of addiction. It’s just the beginning of their recovery journey. At Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, we recognize that addiction is a chronic disease, and we know the...

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Addiction Treatment Near Home,

Benefits of Getting Treatment Close to Home

When they need treatment for substance use disorder, many people have the option to stay close to home or to find treatment further away. There are pros and cons to either option, so it is important to think about what matters most for you and your recovery. At Safe Harbor...

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Veterans with Substance Use Disorders 

Substance Use Disorder in Veterans

Veterans face hardships that are especially challenging and can increase their risk of developing substance issues. Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Portsmouth, Virginia is here to help them and their families recover.  A Growing Problem: Substance Use Disorder in Veterans The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and other agencies have...

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