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The Road to Recovery and the Pink Cloud Syndrome

Recovery from addiction is not an easy journey. Perhaps that goes without saying. It will include highs and lows, peaks and valleys, long straight-aways, and sharp turns. It can be a journey that is difficult at times, but also very rewarding. And, if you know that there may be challenging times ahead, then you can… Continue Reading The Road to Recovery and the Pink Cloud Syndrome

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What To Do When You’re Feeling Down In Sober Living

It’s common to have emotional ups and downs when you’re in recovery. Many people turn to drugs or alcohol in the first place to help escape emotional pain. For instance, the loss of a loved one, the loss of employment, or divorce can be incredibly challenging. They can even cause someone to turn to substances… Continue Reading What To Do When You’re Feeling Down In Sober Living

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Finding the Right Sober Support to Heal from Addiction

Addiction is an illness that affects the mind, body, and spirit. Depending upon the drug, addiction can do severe harm to the body. It’s very common for individuals to ignore their nutritional needs by eating poorly or hardly eating at all. Addiction can also change the brain in ways that can make them believe they… Continue Reading Finding the Right Sober Support to Heal from Addiction

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How Exercise Can Transform Your Recovery

More and more research is coming to light about the health benefits of exercise. And it’s not just your physical health that benefits from exercise, but your mental and emotional health do as well. Exercise is gaining more and more importance in the fields of mental health treatment and recovery from addiction. We are quickly… Continue Reading How Exercise Can Transform Your Recovery

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10 Things to Ask a Treatment Center Before You Are Admitted

For those who are struggling with substance abuse issues, starting a program at an addiction treatment center can be one of the most important steps they ever take. If you are looking into centers near you, you might feel overwhelmed by options. There are a number of program options, types of therapies, and amenities that… Continue Reading 10 Things to Ask a Treatment Center Before You Are Admitted

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Quitting Drugs and Drinking Isn’t Just a Matter of Willpower

Many people don’t have a full understanding of addiction. They might believe, for instance, that a person lacks inner strength or willpower. People tend to believe that a person has some sort of personal flaw that is driving them to drink or use drugs again and again. People also tend to believe that a person… Continue Reading Quitting Drugs and Drinking Isn’t Just a Matter of Willpower

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The Five Essential Components to Recovery

Those who have been in the field of addiction and recovery can see what works and what doesn’t. They can see the patterns that are successful in addiction recovery and those that become the obstacles that lead to relapse. If a person in recovery were looking for the fundamental components of healing, growth, and staying… Continue Reading The Five Essential Components to Recovery

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Why It’s Important to Know What You’re Feeling

The ability to know what you’re feeling and when is called emotional awareness. Not everyone has this ability and it takes some time to build. However, it’s vital that those who are in recovery from addiction develop some emotional awareness in order to heal. Dealing With Emotions One of the most common reasons for turning… Continue Reading Why It’s Important to Know What You’re Feeling