Why Sports Addiction Can Be Just as Challenging as Drug Addiction

Sports participation is a highly visible aspect of 21st-century life as more people dive into sports for recreation and competitive leagues. It builds health, self-discipline, strong character, and promotes teamwork. Many benefits can be found psychologically and physically speaking but it can be detrimental if it becomes addictive. Find out why sports addiction can be…

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How Can I Take Vacation and Stay Sober?

Recovery changes everything. Your life is not the same as it was before, your friends, and even your job may be different now. Without alcohol, drugs, or addiction in the spotlight you are on the way to be healthy, happy, and sober. Life does not stop because you are sober. You may want to jump…

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How Neurofeedback is Helping People with “Treatment-Resistant” Depression

Recently, a small study was published about neurofeedback and the impact on people’s brains. Neurofeedback is where people concentrate on modifying brainwave patterns which can potentially bring positive treatments to people with many disorders, including “treatment-resistant” depression (TRD). Learn more about why neurofeedback is having such a positive impact on this challenging diagnosis. How it…

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Can Art Really Shift My Perspective on Life?

Everyone wants ‘the good life,’ whatever that means. It seems like everything nowadays is about attaining the best life possible, the best body ever, the most satisfaction with your life ever. How much more satisfied we are is not likely packaged up as neatly as everyone wants to suggest. The humanities are one way people…

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Try These 5 Steps to Recover from Codependency

Recovery is about empowering you to take charge of your life by learning to value feelings, opinions, and needs. When you find the courage to challenge childhood beliefs, healthier relationships can be born. A common fear among codependents in early recovery is that they will become selfish. Recovering codependents remain more caring than other people…

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What is the Link Between Creativity and Addiction?

Addiction is very powerful. Anyone who has experienced it, whether a loved one, or personally for themselves, realizes how true of a statement this is. It has been researched over and over, the link between addiction and what drives people to it with little real answers. The truth is, anyone can become susceptible to drugs,…

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What a Digital Recovery Community Can Mean for Your Sobriety

Maintaining sobriety can be difficult without communication. A new generation of mobile apps helps people stay in touch and keep sobriety at the front and center of their minds. Social networking apps are growing in popularity as a way to keep in touch with others in recovery day and night. Learn more about ways the…

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Isn’t it Time to Give Grain Bowls a Try?

Grain bowls are all the rage right now, even being called “Buddha bowls,” which sounds quite enlightened, as much as grain and protein can be. Filled with whole grains including quinoa, or wild rice and tossed with a mix of corn, greens, veggies, and other healthy foods, a grain bowl is power-packed for nutrition to…

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Transitional Treatment is a Pivotal Part of Recovery

Transitional treatment programs provide a middle road for those who have been in residential treatment and graduate to more independent living. In order for sober living to take place, many people go through a process that needs more freedoms to apply life skills and build confidence. The new road ahead following treatment in recovery is…

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