Do You Know 5 Ways to Detox from Your Inbox?

It can be really hard to tear yourself away from that inbox, but it is really important to get your head out of the inbox long enough to enjoy life a little bit. Email and social media addiction is common for people nowadays who have to be ‘on’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a…

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The Art of Money Management in Recovery

Poor money management and overspending can lead to lots of stress and anxiety. Stress can lead to addiction relapse. Learning to manage money wisely takes time. Addiction will affect so many areas of your life but if you are able to manage money better, recovery will be much easier to handle. Addiction and Money If…

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Is Alcoholics Anonymous a Religious Group?

There is no skirting around the issue that words like “God” and “Higher Power” are commonplace in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. It’s easy for a newcomer to assume that A.A. is composed of religious men and women, and that a belief in a religious deity is a core component of the program. This, however, is a…

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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome: What Is It and How Long Does It Last?

After the perils of detox, a person early in sobriety may still have feelings of depression, anxiety, insomnia, loss of interest in things they previously enjoyed, and/or an inability to concentrate. These problems, coupled with strong drug cravings, may be overwhelming to someone early in sobriety, but they do get better over time. According to…

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What Are The Benefits of Meditation in Early Recovery?

Meditation is strongly suggested as a tool for recovery, with many treatment centers offering classes allowing those in recovery to gain a basic understanding of the practice. Meditation offers a reprieve from the stressors of life and decreases anxiety. It even has scientifically proven health benefits that may be particularly helpful to those in early…

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What is Solutions-Focused Therapy?

Solutions-focused therapy is based on the idea the future can be changed in spite of any challenges that exist. By focusing energy around strengths and positivity, a person is seen as capable of moving from being a slave to the past to empowered in the present and future. As a result, you may end up…

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5 Things to Do Every Day to Help Your Recovery

Self-Care Our goal in recovery is to get a new lease on life as sober, happy individuals. It can be easy in early recovery to develop routines around our recovery that take up nearly all of our time. Recovery should remain at the forefront of our minds, but whenever we dedicate all of our time…

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Is it Possible to Have Fun in Sobriety?

Many men and women entering a life of sobriety are not accustomed to having fun without the use of alcohol or drugs. For many of us, our sole source of pleasure was derived from substances and we cannot imagine ever experiencing the same sense of joy without being under the influence. Many of us forget,…

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