These Are 10 Signs You May Be Addicted to Online Shopping

Online businesses always seem to know what people want and how to push everyone towards that “one thing” they “need to have right now.” The shopping mousetrap is creating a new age of online shopping addiction. Learn some of the signs you may be influenced to shop too much online and how to seek help.…

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What is the Role of Open Communication in Recovery?

As someone who wrestles with addiction, you likely lied and told stories about your addiction. Maybe you lied about where you went and who you spent all that time with, where the money went, and what you had to do to get it back. Not communicating or outright lying is typical in families with substance…

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What Are 7 Tips to Help Juggle Family, Commitments and Recovery?

Juggling family and work is a huge challenge, especially in recovery. The best thing you can do for yourself is to learn how to balance everything and take it in stride. There is no way to achieve perfect balance as life ebbs and flows. The concept of recovery focuses on teaching you tools to help…

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What Are 4 Ways You Might Be Playing the Victim?

Human beings love to communicate: specifically, they love to talk. One of the biggest mistakes we can make as human beings is to spend a lot of time in conversation that is self-involved without really listening. You may nod your head but really you are just listening to that voice inside your head rather than…

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Want a Sober Outlet? Give Open Mic a Try

Open mic is maybe a space you would not otherwise think about when it comes to sober fun. The thing about open mic is that it often happens in bars and pubs (places where sober people generally avoid). Sometimes it can pop up in coffee houses, bookstores and other places which are perfect for you…

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Smiling Can Change Your Brain

If you have ever seen the holiday movie, “Elf,” you might remember a line that says “smiling’s my favorite!” Few people argue that smiling is bad for you because there are so many positive benefits to smiling. Even if it is not your favorite thing to do, it can greatly improve your mood and enhance…

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The Mental and Physical Benefits of Sunshine

Recovery is a time of healing. In our addictions, we cared little for the natural world and rarely had time to sit outside and soak up sunshine. Early sobriety is the perfect time to embrace the gifts of the natural world, and it turns out, simple being outdoors in sunlight can provide many wonderful physical…

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