When do I Know I’m Completely Sober?

One of the things that people tend to rarely stress when it comes to addiction and recovery from it is the end goal. Yes, it is important to make sure that individuals recover from an addiction, and that they can live a happy, peaceful, and productive life. But when does one know if they are…

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How do I Address Recovery With my Kids?

Both addiction and recovery can affect children more than most people may be aware of. Particularly in the developmental stages of growth, children are more aware of changes in your behaviors, moods, and proclivities than many adults. Talking to children about your addiction and recovery is a very important part of making sure your entire…

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How Pets Can Help with Recovery

They say dogs are man’s best friend, and according to recent studies, they couldn’t be more right. In addition to a recent uptick in “animal assisted therapy programs,” many addiction survivors are saying that their pets have saved them in the worst of times, and, in some cases, have even saved their lives. One of…

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How do I Stay Sober on a Budget?

It is no secret that an addiction can be quite expensive. Some users report spending thousands of dollars a month on high quality substances that can only be purchased from certain places, stored certain ways, or used in certain quantities. It is worth noting, however, that addiction recovery can incur its fair share of costs,…

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The Importance of Nutrition in Recovery

Recovery from addiction is every bit as much psychological as it seems like it would be. When the brain is contorted into believing it needs a debilitating substance in order to survive, and craves that substance so much that the body can barely function without it, it stands to reason that the psyche would be…

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Recovering with Grace: Navigating the Hard Times of the Recovery Process

Struggling with addiction is one of the hardest things any individual can go through.Whether it is the sense of helplessness, the dependency, or the lack of control, addiction is a seriously debilitating illness that wreaks havoc on its victim. Going through the recovery process can be one of the most emancipating experiences of your life,…

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How do I Address Past Issues With Those I’ve Hurt?

One of the biggest aspects of addiction recovery is the psychological one. More than anything, addiction wreaks havoc on the brain, and recovery attempts to correct this through detoxification, therapy, consultations, and discussions. At some point, you will no doubt begin to regret the things you may have done while addicted, and it is always…

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Activities to Enjoy Instead of Drinking

Drinking can be quite a difficult problem to deal with, as, unlike drugs, alcohol is quite legal and advertised practically everywhere imaginable. While avoiding the substance is not always a viable option for those looking to stay sober, there are a myriad of simple activities you can enjoy in the amount of time it takes…

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How Can I Make New Friends After Treatment?

There is an old adage that says “In order to make friends, you first must show yourself to be friendly.” This could not be more true, particularly as it pertains to making friends and developing new relationships after addiction treatment.It is admittedly more difficult to make friends when you are reentering the world with a…

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Avoiding Your Triggers Post-Treatment

Recovering from an illness like addiction is no easy feat, and while it’s a joy to look back on a successful  journey, it’s important to remember that past triggers can still have a negative effect on your life. In fact, studies show that even those who have celebrated sobriety for years must actively focus in…

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