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How Does Vicodin Addiction Impact the Body?

Vicodin is a very strong drug that treats pain. It is prescribed as a painkiller following surgery or when a person is injured. The drug is extremely addictive, which is why it is prescribed carefully. People do become addicted and seek after the drug in other ways than prescribed. Addiction and dependence are serious and…

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What Does it Mean to Have Good Boundaries in Recovery?

Relationships can suffer in addiction. Recovery is a space where people learn how to negotiate and navigate the challenges they face. Healing relationships take a lot of work and do not happen overnight. Good boundaries is one place to start, to break away from dysfunctional family and friends that may have toxic implications for your…

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Why is Self Forgiveness Healing?

There are many emotions that run through a person’s head and body while they are in rehab and recovery. Early on, one of the key components is looking at forgiveness. It is important to learn how to forgive yourself before you can really start to seek forgiveness of others. This may be one of the…

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Laughter Therapy Can Help You Heal: 3 Tips to Get Started

Negativity and painful experiences can drain a person’s joy for life. There is nothing that compares to the healing properties of laughter. The more a person has a sense of humor, the easier it is to face the challenges of life and overcome adversity. Laughing is one way to combat negative experiences and feelings in…

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What is the Difference Between Fentanyl and Carfentanil?

Although carfentanil and fentanyl sound alike, they are not the same drug. Fentanyl is a very potent drug, more dangerous than morphine, and highly addictive. Carfentanil is 100 times stronger than fentanyl, with minimal contact running the risk of being lethal. Learn more about these two potentially lethal drugs and how to understand their differences…

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Learn 3 Ways to Release the Grip of Shame On Your Recovery Journey

Guilt and shame go hand-in-hand. When we take time to look at them, we see how closely aligned they are in a person’s heart and mind through life experience. Shame is all about thinking the person is bad because they drink, do drugs, or behave a certain way. Unfortunately, shame can get in the way…

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Do Pets Matter for Sober Living?

Pets and animals have a certain way of supporting our journey through sobriety that other things cannot. Addiction recovery takes a toll on the mind, body, and spirit. It is a lifetime of maintenance work, planning, and setting up relapse prevention strategies to keep you from going back to drugs or alcohol. There are many…

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How Can I Keep Summer Sobriety Interesting?

Summertime is when people get their t-shirts and shorts on, barbeque pits outs, and invite friends over. It is a time to go outside and play while the sun shines endlessly and it seems like everyone is happier and more social. For people with sobriety, the first, or subsequent, summers can be fraught with worry,…

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