Tag: Addiction Recovery

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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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16 March

Hello, my name is Julie, and I used to struggle with alcohol addiction. After attending addiction treatment in 2012, I became certified as an addiction counselor because I wanted to help other people overcome their addictions. Since getting sober, I have gotten married, have two beautiful children, have paid off my student loans, and have […]

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03 March

When you think about the recovery process from drugs and/or alcohol, you likely think about the most commonly components it usually includes: abstinence, therapy, meetings, finding a support community, and so on. While these are all important, and do make up the core recovery process often suggested, there are additional practices you can incorporate that can further help you along your journey. One of these is utilizing creativity through […]

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18 February

When your loved one is experiencing a relapse, it can bring up challenging feelings. You feel as though you did everything right: you helped them get into and complete a treatment program, regain control of their life again and get on a new course for success. While you may have done everything in your power […]

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15 February

Addicts as it stands as a significant crisis is such that people struggle immensely with it and with all of the other difficulties that go along with it. When the family members and loved ones of drug and alcohol addicts try to help their loved ones, they often run into the incessant trouble of the […]

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14 February

There is no doubt at this point that drug and alcohol addiction is truly a growing and expanding and extending issue and problem in this country, one of which just gets progressively worse and worse as the years pass by, and one of which absolutely should be addressed as soon as is possible lest it […]

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14 February

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid, is a potent, psychedelic drug known for the psychological effects it produces in users, which may include altered mood and personality, distorted perception, and a change in the person’s capacity to think rationally, communicate with others or even recognize reality. This “drug-induced psychosis” can be enjoyable and mentally […]

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