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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…

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….

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…

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?…


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Helping Others Through Recovery Is Often the Best Cure For Substance Abuse

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February 17, 2021

In rehab, I spent a great deal of time with a constant inward gaze. I played the mistakes I had made repeatedly in my head. Then, I lamented how the disease of addiction had unfolded and ravaged my life. This self-evaluation is, of course, an important part of recovery….

James Haggerty
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