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Getting Through Marijuana Detox I

Marijuana addiction is quite real and marijuana detox causes a great deal of annoyance, discomfort and sometimes, pain. For many years, we've said that marijuana creates psychological dependence but not a physical withdrawal, but research collected over the past 20 years shows clearly that marijuana detox and withdrawal syndrome exists, is a threat to sobriety, [...]

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Making Amends

12 Step programs, such as AA, talk about a person in recovery making amends. People who have an addiction to alcohol or other drugs tend to have patterns of lying, cheating and even stealing in order to obtain and maintain their addiction.  Addiction has many casualties, including relationships.    Amends are not just apologies to the [...]

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Avoid Bitterness in Recovery

For many recovering addicts, they are carrying around a lot of resentments and anger toward others and possibly even toward themselves as well. All of this anger and these resentments can cause the recovering addict to have a lot of bitterness in their recovery. If this has been going on for you, there are things [...]

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Recovery: Is it Your Greatest Holiday Gift?

When you look at recovery, do you see it as a gift? Do you view overcoming your addiction as a gift that you chose to give to yourself because you want a better life? You should. In fact, your journey is probably one of the very best things you could give to yourself, and if [...]

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Gifts for the Recovering Addict: Supporting the Journey

Great gifts for the recovering addict can be difficult. How do you know what your loved one will want? Should you go with the same old lame shirt this gift-giving season, or is there something more thoughtful that you might be able to give? Often, those on the recovery journey have really had a tough [...]

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Tips for Single Parents in Recovery

Having an addiction is difficult enough but there are some addicts who have an even more difficult time. While one of the best things for an addict to do is to get into recovery from their addiction, doing so can be quite the challenge. One of the many groups of recovering addicts who have the [...]

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A New Year is coming: What Changes Will You Make?

When the Holiday Season kicks off, we often realize that a New Year is coming. Yes, there are holidays and lots of excitement, but it’s also a time when many begin to turn their thoughts to making changes to their lives, personalities, and their whole world. This is the time that many who battle an [...]

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Feeling Manipulated By Others

What should you do if you have been feeling manipulated by others during your recovery from an addiction? This can be a very complicated situation for many recovering addicts and unfortunately, it is much more common than most people think it is. If you are feeling manipulated by others while you are in recovery, this [...]

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Distracted from Your Recovery: Sometimes Paying Attention is just too hard

If you’re feeling distracted from your recovery, you’re not alone. Sometimes, it’s really hard to stay focused on something as long term as overcoming your addiction. So, your mind wanders. You start to get tired of all the things you need to do to stay clean and sober, and you wonder if you’ll ever be [...]

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