Starting Over Following Relapse

Starting Over Following Relapse

A relapse is a difficult scenario for any person who struggles with addiction. It can affect confidence and bring shame. Recovery from relapse takes time and it is important to feel connected to a sense of purpose following relapse that

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Stay Motivated with These Tips

Stay Motivated with These Tips

Motivation is a key component of any lasting recovery program, particularly in the early stages. It is easy to feel great when things are easy but when the going gets tough it can feel difficult to carry on. Motivation will

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Finding Ways to Increase Hope

Finding Ways to Increase Hope

Addiction recovery has many ups and downs, strong emotions and work on the part of the individual in recovery. While good parts of recovery may feel amazing, the bumps can often feel overwhelming. Even with best intentions of avoiding relapse,

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The Healing Power of Exercise

The Healing Power of Exercise

Exercise is not everyone’s cup of tea and it may be the last thing a person wants to think about. However, physical exercise is not just about losing weight, it is also part of feeling better, feeling grounded and improving

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Why Empathy Matters in Recovery

Why Empathy Matters in Recovery

Empathy is a way of engaging with other people in relationship, including family, friends and colleagues. It plays an essential role in helping relate to emotions of others. It can also bridge the gap between treatment and recovery of relationships

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Steps to Get Ahead in Recovery

Steps to Get Ahead in Recovery

Addiction is multifaceted and is non-discriminatory. There are millions of people throughout the world struggling with addiction. Although many people have reached long-term recovery with help, countless others struggle under the weight of addiction. Finding strength to carry on and

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Tips for Beating Addiction

Tips for Beating Addiction

Many people with addiction have a difficult time dealing with life. Emotional pain in addiction recovery can be present which makes it difficult to recover. The fears and anxieties of a new sober living practice can drive a person back

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Tap Into the Power of Creative Writing

Tap Into the Power of Creative Writing

Substance abuse takes a toll physically and spiritually. It is easier to address the issues that come up with right and wrong answers, but the truth is none exist. Every person is able to walk through recovery differently. One of

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Pets Can Be Helpful in Addiction Treatment

Pets Can Be Helpful in Addiction Treatment

People who own animals can attest to the power of having an animal companion to come to, spend time with and find comfort in when things get difficult. The immeasurable therapeutic support and value of animals is even greater for

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Give Walking Meditation a Try in Recovery

Give Walking Meditation a Try in Recovery

A walking meditation practice takes a few minutes per day but can go a long way to bringing addictive habits and mindsets into balance. With regular practice, the mind can be reigned in to find support and get focused on

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