Tag: Addiction Recovery

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26 October

Are you concerned about drug prevention when it comes to your teen? Would some tips help you feel more confident that you can keep your child healthy? Prevention is critical when it comes to teen substance use. Parents who have clear, direct conversations about the dangers of substance use have a better chance of their […]

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19 October

When I worked in telecommunications, my company didn’t notice there was a problem with their new sales manager until he insisted on leaving a few days early for a trade show in Kansas City. His early departure wasn’t so significant in itself. What was significant was that no one could reach him during those few […]

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14 October

Are you keeping secrets? Do you wnat a better understanding of why your child is keeping secrets? You are not alone if you have been keeping a few secrets. Michael Slepian of Columbia University says that most people have at least one secret. On average, people have about 13 secrets. There is so much secrecy […]

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12 October

Physical activity offers many health benefits for individuals in recovery. Even gentle movement can release endorphins, those feel-good hormones that help ward off stress, anxiety, and depression. Whether you’re new to exercise or have a regular fitness routine, setting fitness goals can keep you on track as you work to improve your overall well-being. Setting Fitness […]

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09 October

There’s been a concerning rise in instances of marijuana being laced with other mind-altering substances. Much of the time, users do not know this when they buy the drug, which is worrisome as there are serious risk factors associated with using marijuana that’s been laced with other drugs, risk factors like overdose, even death. In […]

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08 October

Words matter—especially the words we tell ourselves. Negative statements about our appearance, intellect, and value remain with us for years and have the power to shape our self-concept. If you tell yourself you’re worthless, you will soon believe that lie. And that type of thinking has no place in recovery. Here, we explore the value […]

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07 October

An essential aspect of getting sober is learning how to recognize the people in your life that negatively influence you. If you have an addiction, the chances are that there are at least a few people in your life that are bringing you down. While it may not be easy to look at the people […]

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04 October

Drug abuse harms the ecosystem. This harm is a researched and documented fact – though perhaps little known and surprising. There is increasing awareness in recent years on the deteriorating condition of our ecosystem and how it affects our quality of life. Thanks to the efforts of environmentalists, most people have been educated on the […]

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28 September

It’s not always easy to observe addiction from the outside, especially when someone is abusing cocaine. While the focus is understandably often on the addict themselves, it’s important to keep in mind those around them and close to them. Addiction can cause real harm to these individuals and, paradoxically, they also hold the key to […]

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24 September

One of the first things to go out the window during a person’s addiction is their priorities. During active addiction, we allow people to treat us in ways we usually wouldn’t tolerate. We say and do things we know we shouldn’t, and we hurt the people who care about us the most. Being hurtful isn’t […]

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