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How to Sow a Mindset of Gratitude in Early Recovery

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Being grateful for what we have and how far we’ve come allows us to look at the bigger picture. And, as a result, live happier and more productive lives. It’s important for everyone to have gratitude to establish mentally healthy lifestyles. But, it’s even more important for those in early recovery because, without it, addiction relapse [...]

The Ins and Outs of 12 Step Sponsorship

By | November 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Throughout treatment and during recovery, you’ll likely be encouraged to incorporate 12 step meetings into your schedule. 12 step programs are a great way to keep motivated about sobriety and to recognize how far you’ve gone. But, 12 step meetings are also about developing and maintaining recovery relationships. It’s important to establish relationships with others in [...]

Is It Just Me? Exploring the Causes of Addiction

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Addiction is a disease that doesn’t care about someone’s age, job, ethnicity, location, sex, or creed. There are no groups of individuals unaffected by addiction. It’s something that affects people all around the world. And, while the government can attempt to change laws and regulations, it’s a disease that’s not letting up as time passes. Every [...]

Explaining the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

With the opioid epidemic ravaging the nation and being labeled a “national emergency” by our commander in chief, everyone should be aware of what is going on. Thankfully, many are starting to ask the questions they need to learn enough about this subject to spread awareness themselves. One of the most commonly asked questions is, “What [...]

Recognizing Addiction: Symptoms of Heroin Abuse

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

When family and loved ones are aware of the symptoms of heroin abuse, they can offer much-needed help through treatment. So, it’s important if you think that a family member or loved one may be addicted to heroin to be able to recognize these symptoms. Otherwise, they may not be offered the help they need to [...]

Life After Rehab: Gaining Employment

By | October 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Throughout active addiction and an inpatient stay at an addiction rehabilitation facility, you may not have held employment. While some employers are negotiable when it comes to taking time for recovery from addiction, others may not be. So, gaining employment may be your number one goal for life after rehab. It’s normal to worry about finding [...]

Reasons Why Individuals Struggle in the Days of Early Recovery

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Addiction recovery is most definitely easy, but it’s overwhelmingly worth it. The challenge of staying sober after living in active addiction for so long is undoubtedly what worries any recovering individual. But, fortunately, throughout treatment and sober living programs, recovering individuals can prepare for the challenges that early recovery can face. That way, when challenges do [...]

Getting Inspiration from Celebrities in Recovery

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

During your recovery journey, there may be some moments where you aren’t so motivated. And, that’s okay. You’re not always going to feel your best. But, you can’t let a few low moments rob you of the massive joy that recovery can bring to your life. So, when you are feeling less-than-motivated, find some inspiration! A [...]

The Tie Between Sleep and Addiction Recovery

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

When it comes to addiction recovery, sleep may not be one of the first things that come to mind. Sleep is important for all humans. Unfortunately, active addiction will commonly lead to an unhealthy sleep schedule. So, it’s important that during addiction recovery, individuals learn to implement healthy sleep schedules so that their bodies can get [...]

Why Sober Living can Make or Break Your Recovery

By | September 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Many people have the wrong idea about sober living houses. Otherwise known as halfway houses, many people are under the mistaken impression that these are houses for criminals and the homeless. When you are in recovery from drugs and alcohol, sober living is actually an incredibly positive place and one of the best things you can [...]