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Making Goals for Recovery in the New Year

By |2018-12-04T17:13:03+00:00December 13th, 2018|Addiction Treatment|

The end of the year is slowly creeping up on us, and while many people are immersed in their holiday plans, for people in recovery it can be a time of anxiety. Many people around you may be making New Year’s plans and resolutions, but you’ve been told to take it one day at a [...]

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Cope with Anger in a Healthy Way

By |2018-12-04T16:45:58+00:00December 4th, 2018|Addiction Treatment|

In recovery, there are a lot of emotions that you go through, especially when you are new. Feelings are something you will need to learn to manage as you get more time clean. Some people also have mental health disorders that they’re working with as they learn to live life without the use of alcohol [...]

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Alcohol Abuse or Addiction?

By |2018-11-12T20:43:07+00:00November 14th, 2018|Addiction Treatment|

Alcohol addiction is one of the most common forms of addiction in the world. In the US alone, nearly 27% of people 18 or older reported that they engaged in binge drinking in the past month, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This is a staggering amount of people who endanger [...]

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3 Dangerous Myths About Addiction

By |2018-11-12T18:45:02+00:00November 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Addiction is a disease that can be hard for the addicted person to explain to their family. Some aspects of addiction are isolation, depression, and denial that the dependency exists in the first place. When a person comes forward to get help for their addiction, they are at their most raw and humble. They are [...]

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5 Keys to Success in Recovery

By |2018-10-17T19:38:15+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Addiction Treatment|

In recovery, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for success. Everyone is still an individual, and although some tools work for some folks, for others they don’t. That’s why people share their experience, strength, and hope at support meetings. Some ideas work well for some people, but other approaches just don’t. (Take what you need, and leave [...]

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6 Ways to Support Someone in Recovery

By |2018-10-17T18:59:22+00:00October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

If you’re a friend or family member of somebody who is in recovery, you probably want to do anything you can to help them succeed. After all, they’re reclaiming their life and becoming a better person. Addiction, however, can be a sensitive topic. You may not be sure how to approach it. Here’s how to [...]

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The Cycle of Negative Emotions in Active Addiction

By |2018-09-27T16:26:57+00:00September 28th, 2018|Addiction Treatment|

Emotions are a big part of addiction. In fact, for many people, life is a chaotic cycle of emotional pain, drug-seeking, and drug use. After all, drugs and alcohol alter the way we think and feel. After a while, the way that you think and feel will start to control what and how much you [...]

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Building Self-Esteem in Recovery

By |2018-09-27T16:25:05+00:00September 27th, 2018|Addiction Treatment|

There isn’t anyone out there who has had issues with their self-worth or image at one point in life. However, for those of us struggling with addiction, self-esteem can also be an ongoing battle. The issue of self-esteem is almost universal when it comes to being a human being, especially as humans that are constantly [...]

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Exercise: A Powerful Tool in Recovery

By |2018-09-02T14:20:21+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Addiction Treatment|

In recovery, people often talk about their “toolbox” that helps them stay clean. The toolbox is a metaphor for things that help you stay clean and learn to live life in a more constructive, more positive way. It almost goes without saying that 12-step meetings and time with clean peers is a part of recovery. [...]

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Staying Positive During Treatment

By |2018-09-02T14:23:21+00:00August 16th, 2018|Addiction Treatment|

Sometimes even the best medicine & treatment is not enough for a full recovery that is why staying positive is important. For patients struggling with illness or dealing with a major life change, these positive thinking exercises can mean all the difference. Staying Positive in Treatment will give a boost in self esteem. Positive thinking can give [...]

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