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How to Get Your Motivation Back When It Has Left the Building

When people struggle with motivation to get things done, they often are not feeling like they are achieving what they want in life. It is hard to find motivation once it has left until you identify what happened to cause it to leave in the first place. It is normal to lack motivation because everybody…

Setting Healthy Expectations

Men and women suffering from the disease of addiction tend to have issues surrounding unrealistic expectations. The problem stems from an inherent need for control. Just as we attempted to assert control over every facet of our lives and ourselves, we can become easily discouraged when our expectations are not met. In recovery, we do…

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Before sobriety, we rarely gave much thought to staying healthy and hydrated. In recovery, however, we should begin to take time to focus on improving our health by meeting our daily requirements of vitamins, minerals, and water. Staying hydrated can provide major mental and physical health benefits that will keep us happy and motivated throughout…

What are the Health Consequences of Stimulant Abuse?

Stimulants, like amphetamine and methamphetamine, are often used for their energizing effects. Students, in particular, often abuse stimulants as study aid, but there are growing rates of stimulant abuse among the general population. No amount of stimulant use is safe—there is always some risk when taking the drug. When an individual begins abusing the drugs,…

What Does Synthetic Marijuana Do to the Brain and Body?

Synthetic marijuana, known as Spice or K2, is much more toxic than cannabis. Synthetic marijuana is a combination of dried plant material and herbs that are sprayed with synthetic cannabinoids that are often toxic and dangerous. Over 700 different research chemicals fall under the umbrella of synthetic cannabinoids—many of which are unregulated and extremely dangerous.…

4 Foods to Improve Your Mood

When we were in active addiction, we relied on drugs and alcohol to control our moods. Upon entering into a life of sobriety, however, we find that there have been natural ways to lift our mood all along. The food we eat has a direct effect on how we feel, and we can improve our…

What are the Health Benefits of Hiking?

When we were in active addiction, we rarely cared about exercise or getting out into nature. When we enter into sobriety and are in the process of healing, however, hiking can be a great way to improve our physical and mental health. Hiking provides the aerobic exercise we need to help our bodies heal and…

Surf Your Way to Better Health

Exercise doesn’t have to be a grueling task. You can gain all the benefits of powerful cardiovascular exercise through surfing. Not only do you work out your body by surfing, but you can also improve your mood, mental health, and reap all the health benefits of being out in the ocean. According to The Surfing…

Still Feeling Bad? Consider a Multivitamin.

Early recovery can be a tough time in regards to our physical health. We may have entered into treatment in a state of malnourishment, deficient in the vitamins and minerals that we need to feel happy and healthy. Exercise and a balanced diet are of crucial importance, but we may find it beneficial to begin…

Improve Your Health with Green Tea

Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can drink. It is packed with nutrients and antioxidants that have proven benefits to the body and mind. It even has properties that can be preventative in the formation of certain diseases like cancer. In early sobriety, our health is beginning to be restored, and by…