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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Spirituality in Recovery

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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Recovery Tips

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…

How to Maintain Sobriety


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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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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,…

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