Tag: Addiction Recovery

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19 July

Addiction and parenting cannot be mixed. Nobody wants to become a parent when they are fighting their own battle with substance addiction. However, several common trends nowadays push and even encourage parents to rely on alcohol when they are stressed out. Thankfully, a considerable number of parents who know the importance of sober living for […]

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16 July

Perhaps you’ve reached out to a recovery center because you’re ready to fight your substance use disorder. This is a hard decision to make, and now, you have to tell your employer about it. Many substance users convince themselves that they’re okay because they continue to have a job. It’s estimated that 70% of substance users hold […]

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09 July

Dealing with depression and its everyday effects can be crippling.  One of the things we have learned about is the depression spiral.  It can take an ordinary happy day and destroy it within minutes.  The sweaty palms, nausea the negative thoughts, can intrude instantly. The key to dealing with this is recognizing when it is happening.  BAM! […]

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08 July

Sobriety is a challenging journey that people can work through successfully with the right effort. The opposite can happen if you don’t have the support you need from loved ones and the proper network in place. On your journey, sober shaming is one thing you may need to worry about because it could lead to a relapse. During […]

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25 June

Did you know our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and attitudes can positively or negatively affect how well our body functions? Perhaps even more interesting is that what we do with our physical body (what we eat, how much we exercise and even our posture) can impact our mental state. The mind-body connection is complicated and intimate, […]

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02 June

Chances are, if you are reading this, then either you or someone you love is struggling with addiction. One of the saddest things about addiction is that it impacts everyone connected to the struggling person. Addiction is a condition that does not discriminate and can destroy someone’s life regardless of their age, gender, or economic status. Addiction […]

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26 March

Having a partner who will hold your hand even during your worst moments is a big blessing. Even though relationships are meant to be happy, a simple downfall can ruin the trust between a couple. In cases of substance use disorder, the home can change from a haven to a place full of turbulence. You […]

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25 March

Motherhood, addiction, and recovery are all complicated things in and of themselves, but mix them all together, and what do you get? Something that can be difficult to navigate. Ask anyone that is a mom, and I am sure they will tell you that motherhood is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can […]

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18 March

We might not be able to control what’s happening in our world, but we can control how we react to it. While this is an especially challenging task to someone in recovery, focusing on gratitude is a great form of self-care to keep one’s mindset positive and upbeat. Saying Thank You for the Little Things […]

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17 March

When you are on the path toward sober living, changes in your lifestyle and habits become part of the program. While in the thick of your addiction, paying attention to good nutrition may have been on the back-burner. Eating well was secondary to getting that next fix, and your body was lacking in nutrients and […]

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