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How to cope with Being Sober during the Holidays

During the holidays, you might find it a challenge to stay sober. Let us show you how to cope with being sober during this time of the year. Holidays can be full of joy, wonder, and happiness.  While many people find this a time to socialize, celebrate, and party, these occasions often trigger recovering addicts. [...]

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An Attitude of Gratitude–What is That?

An attitude of gratitude is often talked about in recovery circles, but what is that? "Attitude" is a word that gets tossed around a lot. We say people have a bad attitude or a good one. when we're angry, people saying we're giving them attitude. When someone's in a bad mood we say they need [...]

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Healing the Body in Addiction Recovery

Healing the body in addiction recovery is an important aspect of treatment and ongoing recovery efforts. The body takes a beating in active addiction. Nutrition is poor, healthcare maintenance has suffered, immunity is low, dehydration is common and, of course, one's system is full of toxins from the substances uses. Detox Detox is the first [...]

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Trauma Symptoms and Addiction

Trauma symptoms are often the reasons people cannot have a comfortable sobriety. They are also the reason many people begin to use substances in a problematic way. Many people have lost touch with the traumatic event(s) that set into motion their addictions or other compulsive behaviors. Often, during abstinence, however, these issues become more apparent. [...]

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Unaddressed Late-Life Addiction: Why Aren’t More Cases Being Treated?

Unaddressed late-life addiction is a growing problem, but unfortunately, not enough of these cases are being treated. The increase in cases where an elderly person becomes addicted to prescription drugs, such as those used to treat chronic pain, is alarming to many, and it is thought that the numbers might be much higher than previously [...]

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Staying Calm When You Don’t Feel Like It

Staying calm feels antithetical to many of us who struggle with addiction issues. After all, the only time we think that stay calm "counts" is when we don't really feel like being calm at all. How do we build up the "calmness muscle" and what's the virtue in it, anyway? Staying Calm When You Don't [...]

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What are the Ingredients of Anger?

When you are in recovery from your addiction and you are experiencing large bouts of anger, something needs to change. All of that anger is going to affect you in so many negative ways. It can affect the health of your relationships, it can affect your physical health, it can affect your mental health and [...]

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Tips for Overcoming Anger in Recovery

When you are living your life in recovery from your addiction you should know that there are some feelings that can get you into a rut. While everyone experiences happiness, sadness, anger and more at some points throughout their life, when there is too many negative feelings on a repetitive basis, issues start to arise. [...]

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Develop Stability in Addiction Recovery

When you are in recovery from your addiction there are things that you will do that will help you to greatly improve your life. Where will you start? First of all, it should be noted that there are many ways to begin your recovery and there are many aspects of your life that will need [...]

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How to Deal With Selective Memories

For many recovering addicts, after they have gotten sober and for some time after that, they may experience memories that they seem to question. They may not know whether these memories are true and they not be willing to want to know more about them. However, for most recovering addicts who experience these types of [...]

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