How to Deal with an Addicted Family Member


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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…

How to Maintain Sobriety


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Sober Life

How to Maintain Sobriety: Continue to Grow in Recovery

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April 30, 2021

When you decided to begin the recovery process, you likely imagined drugs or alcohol as your most formidable foe to sobriety. However, completing detox and developing a successful road to recovery requires recognizing that your own most significant obstacle to recovery is actually yourself. After you fight through detox…

Ideas for Maintaining Long-term Sobriety


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Relapse Prevention Sober Life

Ideas for Maintaining Long-term Sobriety

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April 27, 2021

If you are in recovery from a SUD (substance use disorder) with drugs or alcohol, you know just how challenging getting to that place has been — as do I! It’s no small feat for anyone, making the choice, doing the work and becoming sober. On the heels of…

Overdose Deaths Are Accelerating During COVID-19


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Culture and News

The CDC Says Overdose Deaths Are Accelerating During COVID-19

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April 22, 2021

We have all been impacted by COVID-19 in one way or another. For some of us, we contracted the virus and suffered long-lasting symptoms and a painful recovery. Others endured the loss of a loved one or a prolonged hospitalization that left us scared and full of anxiety. Additionally,…

Can Mindfulness Based Recovery Help Alcoholics Stay Sober?


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Can Mindfulness Based Recovery Help Alcoholics Stay Sober?

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April 16, 2021

There are many therapeutic benefits of practicing mindfulness and meditation. Many of these benefits affect many aspects of our lives. From experience, I can say that practicing mindfulness has transformed my own life in more ways than one. While you might think that meditation is only for yogis in…

Relapse in Addiction Recovery


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Relapse in Addiction Recovery Doesn’t Mean You’ve Failed

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April 14, 2021

I don’t know about you, but for me, admitting that I am human can be one of the most challenging things I have to do. Being human means being imperfect, falling down, and forcing myself to get back up, and it means that I will not always meet the…

12 Principles of AA


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Spirituality in Recovery

Applying the 12 Principles of AA With Intention

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April 9, 2021

At some point, everyone is new to recovery and AA. Maybe you have been in and out of recovery and don’t fully recall the detailed inner-workings of the 12 Principles, or maybe “how this whole AA thing works” is kind of a blur. Perhaps you’re ready to walk the…

Cure for Addiction


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Is There a Cure for Addiction?

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April 7, 2021

I’ve been thinking about the way we talk about addiction. In the words of the World Health Organization, addiction is a “chronic, relapsing brain disease.”  When we think of diseases, we think about finding cures for them so that we don’t have to suffer from their symptoms anymore.  But…

5 Key Action Steps for Conquering Addiction


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5 Key Action Steps for Conquering Addiction

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April 1, 2021

Struggling with addiction is a massive burden to bear, and it can feel incredibly overwhelming. If you’re reading this and you or someone you love is in the depths of an addiction to drugs, alcohol, or other substances, you likely have struggled with this thought. Can addiction be cured?…

Mindfulness


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Spirituality in Recovery

How to Stay Mindful in the Workplace

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March 12, 2021

Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours at work. If you’re like me, you not only depend on your job for obvious financial reasons but also use work to achieve a sense of purpose and fulfillment. While our jobs allow us to support a busy lifestyle…

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