The Pros and Cons of Being at Home in Recovery

Anyone who has dealt with addiction knows that actions and habits have consequences. The good news is that good habits and actions reap good consequences, which means that addiction is treatable. Ergo, while many recovering addicts fall short of their goals, the following principles assist the recovery process:

Set specific…

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Giving Back: Finding Healing in Helping Others

It has been called the “cure of caring:” studies show that taking the initiative to help others is an excellent way to heal from mental and physical illnesses. In fact, such acts have proven so effective that some experts recommend adding it to the common adage of “eat right and…

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3 Ways to Make Your Sobriety Your Priority

Alarming statistics show a high number of recovered addicted individuals returning to old destructive habits through relapse, sometimes within only weeks of their initial sober date. However, rather than accept this as an indicator that it is just too difficult to achieve a sober and drug free lifestyle, it would…

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The Role of Continuing Care in Recovery

Continuing care is the term used to describe any program, treatment or intervention implemented as a form of reinforcement to a more intensive addiction treatment program. After addiction treatment, there comes a period of time when the patient will need added support to maintain his sobriety and control his urges…

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Giving Yourself a Recovery Check-Up

Substance dependency exerts an extremely strong physical and mental force on the abuse victim, but not necessarily a permanent one. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is a treatable disease. If you have made efforts to recover from substance abuse of some sort, you are to be…

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