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These 5 Tips Can Help You Navigate Triggers

Triggers are not just things that make you want to drink or use. Triggers can send you into a panic attack that may be paralyzing. They do not have to be dramatic. In fact, triggers may just be one of the quiet, mundane things you would not expect like grocery shopping or listening to the…

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The Ancient Practice of Qigong May Help Your Sobriety

When people get away from addiction, they suddenly seem to have more free time. In order to build recovery that sticks, it is important to find useful ways of filling up time. A good activity like Qigong may help build spiritual development as well as a long lasting recovery.What is Qigong Qigong is an ancient…

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A Healthy Meal Plan is Just the Ticket to a Better Overall Recovery

Healthy eating during an addiction treatment program is not an easy task. Recovering from addiction means making lots of changes. People with addiction cannot eat the same foods as they have always done. With malnourishment a big issue, healthy eating needs to be priority. A healthy meal plan is the ticket to a better overall…

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Try These Drug-Free Ways to Handle Chronic Pain

For people in recovery from a drug addiction, it is important to stay away from things that may put you at risk. Some people in recovery must learn how to manage chronic pain without taking opioid medications. There are drug-free options available for those trying to stay away from prescription painkillers.Sleep Sleep is key to…

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Pets May Be Your Best Friend in Recovery

People who love dogs know how a big pair of eyes and wagging tail can be a mood booster after a long day. There is nothing like a bark and kisses from a puppy or other animal that faithfully waited for you to get home to be loved. Often, pets provide that love in return…

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What to Understand About Intermittent Fasting in Recovery

The new buzz in the health and fitness world is undoubtedly intermittent fasting. Those seeking a lean, powerful physique may feel less motivated to keep trying time and again at losing weight. When falling short of those goals, it is difficult to keep doing the yoyo weight loss and gain. There are things to understand…

What is the Role of PTSD in Addiction and Treatment

What is the Role of PTSD in Addiction and Treatment?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder caused by witnessing a traumatic event or experiencing it first hand. Those who experience PTSD may end up using self-medicating techniques like drugs or alcohol to reduce anxiety and stress. Most people who have suffered through events like this eventually overcome anxiety, depression, and agitation. When…

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How Can People Deal with Negative Friends and Family in Recovery?

A difficult area of life for people who walk away from addiction can be interpersonal relationships. Often people find their discomfort around people drives them into substance use. When people are sober they need to learn how to deal with humans without crutches of substances. This can be difficult in the beginning and lead to…

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What Are Some Basic Myths About Rehab?

Whether this is the first time looking at rehab or other options are on the table, it is natural to fear the unknown. The basic myths about rehab are out there but cold feet can hold a person back from making a decision that may change a person’s life. Millions of people make the decision…