Creating Friendships During Addiction Recovery


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Relationships

Creating Friendships During Addiction Recovery

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September 20, 2022

During active periods of substance use, unhealthy relationships are unfortunately all too common. I’ve found that the work necessary to keep these unhealthy relationships can serve to steer us further and further from recovery. Toxic relationships built on the foundation of substance use can create an unhealthy reliance on…

Substance Use Disorder Recovery


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Spirituality in Recovery

Substance Use Disorder Recovery: An Ongoing Journey

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September 6, 2022

Recovery from a substance abuse disorder is often seen as a goal achieved after time is spent in rehabilitation or treatment. However, as a certified addiction recovery coach, interventionist, an experienced C level executive—and an individual in recovery myself—I can tell you that recovery extends far beyond the walls…

Gratitude Journaling


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Recovery Journey

Benefits of Gratitude Journaling

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August 23, 2022

Everyday life can leave you feeling bombarded with negativity. It’s not difficult to understand how discouraging news reports, the apathy or downright rudeness of others, and even the weather can affect our overall moods and emotional state. It’s difficult to find reasons to remain positive when we’re constantly being…

The path toward recovery isn’t always linear


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Relapse Prevention

Preventing a Relapse

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July 25, 2022

Drug and alcohol addiction is one of the most difficult struggles we can face, and the path toward recovery isn’t always linear. Addiction breaks us down piece by piece. During the recovery process, we try our hardest to reconstruct our lives to get back to normal. As with any…

Dopesick: America’s Opioid Epidemic


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Culture and News

Dopesick: America’s Opioid Epidemic

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July 18, 2022

Addiction has long affected our nation. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, 31.9 million Americans currently use illegal drugs.  However, it’s our history with prescription drug misuse and abuse…

A Review of No Perfect Love by Dr. Alyson Nerenberg


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Relationships

A Review of No Perfect Love by Dr. Alyson Nerenberg

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July 6, 2022

There is no such thing as a “perfect relationship.” Every relationship, whether it’s a friendship or marriage, has its own unique issues – and that’s okay. Clinical psychologist Dr. Alyson Nerenberg has spent over three decades listening to couples, families, and friends discuss their relationships openly so she can…

Finding Peace and Serenity During the Pandemic


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Finding Peace and Serenity During the Pandemic

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June 8, 2022
Maintaining mental well-being is a constant challenge in the best of times, but finding peace during a pandemic can seem nearly impossible, especially if you struggle with mental health issues. Avoid the temptation to ignore your emotions or numb them with destructive coping methods.
Why You Should Hire an Interventionist


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For Families of an Addict

Why You Should Hire an Interventionist for Your Loved One’s Addiction Treatment

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May 25, 2022
When it comes to addiction, I've found that ensuring your loved one receives the help they need to recover is one of the most important and loving things you can do for them. Often, loved ones with substance addiction either don't want to admit they have a dependence, or they don't believe they need any type of treatment.
What is the Sober Curious Movement?


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Culture and News

The Sober Curious Movement

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May 19, 2022
Drinking alcohol has been a common social pastime in the US it seems. From wine-filled book clubs to bar-hopping adventures with friends after work to even a few beers while watching that night’s football game, our culture glamorizes and encourages people to kick back with a bottle. However, in recent years, alcohol-free festivities are becoming more and more common. In fact, some are calling it a movement—the Sober Curious movement.
Sharing Your Recovery Story


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Recovery Journey

The Dos and Don’ts of Sharing Your Recovery Story

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May 12, 2022
Everyone has a unique relationship with addiction and recovery. For some, it is a lifelong battle. For others, it can seem to be a momentary lapse in judgment that quickly grew into a lengthy struggle. Regardless of the specifics of your individual story, I’ve found that sharing it can be a powerful tool in your recovery as well as an excellent way to help others.
James Haggerty
JAMES HAGGERTY

Welcome to my ongoing journey… Join me as we continue our path to sobriety and balance. Thanks for reading. Stay strong.

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