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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When Will Fear Stop Controlling My Life?

Fear is an emotion every human being has but we are taught to fear the emotion of fear itself. Sometimes people teach others to stuff it down, pretend the feeling does not exist. That just leads to bigger problems. Tackling your fear and getting a grip on it is more than just acknowledging that it…

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12-Step Opportunities in Daily Life

The 12th Step of Alcoholics Anonymous states: “Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs”. We are encouraged to carry these spiritual principles with us through our daily lives. The core principles of the program…

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Recovery Can Boost Your Communication Skills in Business and Life

Strong communication skills are a necessity regardless of where you are in life. When battling addiction, substances can get in the way of really communicating effectively at work and with family. Treatment programs can really benefit you by helping shift your skills into a new gear. Learn to Listen During therapy and support groups, learn…

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Are There Non-Narcotic Alternatives for Pain Treatment?

Many people fall into the traps of physical drug dependence after receiving prescription opioid pain medication. Once a person discontinues the use of these medications and enters into a life of sobriety, they face unique challenges in managing the pain for which they were originally prescribed narcotic medication. Fortunately, new research is being done in…

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What Can the Family Do to Support a Loved One with Addiction?

Millions of Americans struggle with addiction with family members falling right behind. When you experience addiction, your family comes along for the ride. It is important to have some guidelines when dealing with a loved one who has addiction because it is a difficult situation to cope with alone. Families can do a great deal…

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For Musicians in Recovery

Pete Doherty, singer of The Libertines and Babyshambles, reflected on the beginnings of his heroin addiction in a 2014 Independent article. “To me,” he said, “it wasn’t a dirty street drug, it was this magic potion I read about. It was Kubla Khan, Thomas DeQuincy, Oscar Wilde: it was an aspect of their world that…

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What Are The Dangers of Detox?

Detoxifying the body of drugs and alcohol is the first major step a person can take toward recovery. The process is often painful, frightening, and overwhelming. Many men and women struggling with addiction choose to enter treatment facilities that provide assistance during this period. Some, on the other hand, attempt to detox at home without…

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