How Tai Chi Might Help You With Your Recovery


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How Tai Chi Might Help You With Your Recovery 

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July 20, 2021

There are a multitude of methods people use to help them on their journey of recovery. Because everyone’s process of healing is unique, there are many different approaches to how one can deal with things like added stress in their lives.

From exercise to meditation, every person uses a variety…

Becoming a Sponsor Can Aid in Your Own Recovery


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Why You Should Become a Sponsor in Early Recovery if You Want to Stay Sober

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June 30, 2021

One of the first lessons I learned during recovery was that, on their own, treatment plans usually aren’t enough to ensure long-term sobriety. After all, what about after the treatment is complete? What’s stopping the recovering individual from returning to substance abuse, if no one is there to hold…

Celebrating Every Milestone in Recovery


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The Importance of Celebrating Every (even small) Milestone in Recovery

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June 29, 2021

My sobriety journey has been one of the greatest adventures in my life, so far. I just recently celebrated my sobriety anniversary date, and looking back from where I started to where I am today, well, it is simply amazing. Through my sobriety journey, I have come to realize…

The Dimensions of Wellness


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Exploring the 12 Dimensions of Wellness

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June 25, 2021

Your health and wellbeing don’t just revolve around what you eat and how you exercise. There are many more aspects that go into your overall wellness than you might expect. Each one of us lives uniquely, with different ways to take care of ourselves and different experiences that ultimately…

The Act of Surrender in the Addiction Recovery Process


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The Act of Surrender in the Addiction Recovery Process: An in-Depth Guide

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June 22, 2021

Everyone copes with trauma in different ways – and addiction is a trauma that affects both the mind, body and spirit, everything. Some coping mechanisms coincide with a healthy lifestyle, while others do not. Going through the recovery process, a primary challenge is finding new…

How 'The Power of Now' Helps Me Stay Sober


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How ‘The Power of Now’ Helps Me Stay Sober

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June 14, 2021

Sobriety is a life-long process that starts when you begin giving up alcohol or mind- or mood-altering drugs for good and it starts with the detox period, maintaining  recovery, and for the rest of your life. Recovering from addiction was a challenging road for me (although one I’m thankful…

Alcoholism and Ego


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Alcoholism, Ego, and Self AA Meetings: What I Learned from Bob Anderson

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June 4, 2021

In recovery, we often—in fact, we must—look to others who have walked the same winding road with addiction. We look to those who live in the mind and body of an addict because they are the only ones who fully understand. The most prevalent example in the 12 Steps…

How Relapse Can Aid In Recovery


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How Relapse Can Aid In Recovery

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June 2, 2021

Living with an incurable disease such as addiction is a heavy lifelong burden. I remember the first time I first jumped into the recovery world — it felt so great, I felt like I belonged. I never wanted that feeling to end, and I felt almost bulletproof and empowered….

Ancient Buddhist Principles for Healing and Recovery


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Wisdom from the Buddhist Monks for People Struggling with Addiction

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May 19, 2021

Living in active addiction can be exhausting and stressful. However, living out the steps while getting clean and working a program with a goal of  long-term recovery is no walk in the park, either. To help, 12 Step programs like AA and NA incorporate the concept of a Higher…

How to Deal with an Addicted Family Member


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For Families of an Addict

How to Deal with an Addicted Family Member

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May 10, 2021

When your family member or loved one suffers from substance dependence, the whole family is affected in one way or another. The presence of a Substance Use Disorder places a tremendous amount of psychological, emotional, and financial burden on both the addict and those who love them.

As a recovering…

James Haggerty
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