How Do I Tell My Workplace I’m Going To Treatment?

Making the decision to go for treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction is tough. You should be commended for your wise choice. Now you must discuss your situation with your employer. Here’s some steps to take to strengthen your relationships and maintain your career. Ask Yourself Why Why do you feel you need to…

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Everyone Can Experience Trauma

  We often hear the word trauma used after a catastrophe has occurred, but trauma comes in a  wide variety of forms, and affects people differently. It can be loosely defined as an event or occurrence that’s deeply disturbing or emotionally overwhelming or draining. It can stem from something like a car accident, a cancer…

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Which Level of Care is Right for You?

  Deciding on a treatment facility can be an overwhelming decision.  What works for one person may not work for another.  There are many different methodological approaches to addiction treatment.  Some are twelve-step based and others address a more mindfulness way.  After determining which approach is best for you, then comes the decision of the…

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Drug Addiction Doesn’t Define You

  For many years you may have turned to drugs to help you cope with life’s challenges.  Now that you’ve decided to get clean, you may be trying to find your identity.  Drugs blurred who you were.  You may have been using for so long that really only remember yourself as a child.  Now is…

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Do You Need Someone To Hold You Accountable?

  Addiction is a disease of the mind.  It causes obsessive thoughts and makes you act compulsively, despite knowing the consequences of such behaviors.  A person in the depths of their addiction lacks responsibility for their actions.  They think all their problems are someone else’s fault.  Now that you’ve decided to get clean and sober,…

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Are You Taking Action In Your Recovery?

  Now that you’ve decided to get clean and sober, the journey of recovery is just beginning.  Becoming abstinent from drugs and alcohol may be one of the hardest things you’ll do, but the work isn’t over.  In recovery you may hear phrases like, “don’t think, just do.”  These are used because there is much…

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Can I Ever Get a Job if I’m an Addict?

  Once you’ve gotten clean and are starting to get your life back together, you may wonder if you’ll be able to achieve employment.  You may be embarrassed of your history and have a rocky resume.  However, being an addict alone will not prevent you from being hired.  An employer may wonder what you have…

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Can You Be a High Functioning Addict?

  When you picture a drug addict you may picture someone living on the streets, in trouble with the law, stealing to feed their addiction, and generally hopeless. What about the drug addict that still has a stable job, a home, a family, and decent health? Can you be a drug addict that hasn’t yet…

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You Don’t Have to Survive Anymore: Recovery Means Thriving

In active addiction, our world became smaller and smaller as we retreated into isolation, shutting out family and friends. We let go of the hobbies and activities we once enjoyed. It’s often said that in the beginning, our drinking and drugging was fun; then it was some fun, and at the end, no fun. Some…

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How Can I Apply Life Coaching Tools To Everyday Life?

Life Coaching has become a revolution. Olympic athletes use coaches. Successful CEO’s have used coaches for quite some time. Entrepreneurs use coaches. Coaching tools can also be beneficial to those in recovery. If you have some recovery under your belt and you find yourself asking what’s next in your life, utilizing coaching principles can be…

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