The Pros and Cons of Being at Home in Recovery

Although addiction is similar to other diseases in that it can worsen if it goes untreated, it is unique because it typically begins due to...

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Giving Back: Finding Healing in Helping Others

When recovering from addiction, the physical and mental healing process takes time, which means that recovering addicts have the...

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3 Ways to Make Your Sobriety Your Priority

Any drastic lifestyle change requires you to prioritize the life you wish to live and the actions and behaviors necessary to create that...

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The Role of Continuing Care in Recovery

You’ve completed some of the most difficult aspects of treatment and now you find yourself days away from finishing the treatment plan...

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Giving Yourself a Recovery Check-Up

While in the recovery phase, the recovering addict may question her actions, progress, and choices on a daily basis. It is human nature to...

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Why Unexpected Events Will Always Test Recovery

No matter how hard someone prepares for the unexpected, there will always be the one event that could knock that person off her feet....

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College and Recovery: The Importance of Finding a Sober Peer Community

During any transition time, a lack of stability where alcohol and drug use is tolerated can cause serious obstacles to one’s abstinence....

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Replacing Bad Habits with Good Ones in Recovery

Addicts often develop bad habits in order to maintain their addictions. For those still able to maintain employment, they may find...

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Exploring Your Motivation: What Works and What Doesn’t?

Motivation initiates, guides and/or maintains behavior that helps people reach goals. It causes people to act, and it involves biological,...

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Early Sobriety: 5 Tips for Handling Cravings

For those who have recently achieved sobriety, intense cravings may not only test their commitment to stay sober, but they can also make...

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