The Dangers of Complacency

In our journey toward sobriety, we may find ourselves at a point where we feel as though we are just “going through the motions” of our program. We find ourselves losing the feeling of excitement we had when we first entered into our recovery program.  Boredom was often a reason for our past use, and…

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How Does Executive Rehab Work and Is it Right for Me?

If you are considering rehab as a C-Suite executive, you are not alone. If you suffer from addiction, seeking effective treatment for your condition is imperative to moving forward and being healthy again. Living in the public eye and working at a high level can require enrolling in a treatment program that caters to your…

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Surprising Dangers of Psychedelics

Psychedelic drugs, such a LSD, psilocybin, and various other hallucinogens, are commonly misunderstood as “safe” drugs because they do not have the same propensity for addiction as “harder” drugs like opiates and stimulants. Psychedelics, however, carry a slew of possible risks to our mental and physical health. Short-term abuse of hallucinogens like LSD or psilocybin…

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Give Yourself a Break: 3 Tips to Having Fun

Taking a break from life is important when you are in recovery from addiction. It is hard work navigating this new phase of the journey, mentally and physically. If you find yourself exhausted, try giving yourself a break with these tips. 3 Tips to Having Fun Learn to Laugh Laughing has the potential to bring…

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What is the “Blue Mind” and How Do I Tap Into It?

Every human being feels an innate connection to water. We are made of water so it makes sense when the ocean or a body of blue water is in our sights, we feel a sense of wonderment and tranquility. Science has a reason for why we feel so soothed by the presence of water. It…

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Letting Go of Control to Hold Onto Recovery

Control is a funny thing because none of us really have any but we like to think we have all the control of our lives. Addiction is about the false sense of having control when really everything is spiraling out of control. Letting go may seem counter-intuitive but is the only way to move forward…

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What if I Can’t Make Direct Amends?

The amends-making process can be difficult to navigate. We embark upon a mission to clean the wreckage of our past and set things right, but sometimes we find that we are unable to directly communicate with those whom we have hurt. Whatever the reason may be, we still must find a way to clean the…

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What is a “Spiritual Awakening”?

12-Step recovery programs often refer to the necessity of a spiritual awakening or experience to maintain long-term sobriety. Carl Jung, as quoted in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, described the nature and importance of a spiritual awakening, explaining that “once in a while, alcoholics have had what are called vital spiritual experiences. To me…

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Why Can’t I Just Be Happy in Recovery (or Can I)?

If you just want to be happy in recovery, it may be closer than you think. Joyful living is not just for people who are living a happy, carefree life without worry. It is how a person turns around a miserable circumstance into something beautiful. Recovery teaches you that sobriety is possible and joy is…

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