Why Consider Living Substance-Free?

The Importance of Emotional Sobriety

The focus is on physical sobriety typically in recovery but emotional sobriety is just as important. The reasons a person began using drugs or alcohol in the first place must be assessed if a person hopes to recover fully. As

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A New Lifestyle in Recovery

A New Lifestyle in Recovery

Addiction Changes Your Life Negatively Addiction causes a person to continue his or her self-destructive behavior even though it brings harmful consequences. The brain changes chemically and physiologically when a person has an addiction. The individual becomes physically dependent on

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Woman reading self-help book

The Importance of Reading in Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is something that is crucial for someone who is struggling with an addiction. Whether your addiction is with drugs, alcohol, or anything else, recovery and rehab plays a major role in getting your life clean and back on

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The Importance of Staying Active In Recovery

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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Spiritual Renewal in Holistic Treatment

Spirituality in Holistic Addiction Treatment

Addiction is complex and affects every part of our lives. It changes the way we think about ourselves and wreaks havoc on our lives. It changes the way our brains work and can lead to serious and deadly health problems.

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Health Risks of Vaping and JUULing

The Relationship of Nicotine Vapes and Addiction

The trend of vaping and JUULing is putting teens at risk for serious health complications. Vapes, vaporizers, JUULs, and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are electronic nicotine delivery systems often used to replace other habit-forming nicotine delivery vessels, such as cigarettes, which

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Creative Therapies Are Life Skills For Overcoming Fears

Creative Therapies Are Life Skills For Overcoming Fears

Creative therapies like writing therapy, drama therapy, and art therapy, are not meant to be treatment-centric. Meaning, their efficacy does not stop at treatment center walls. Creative therapies are practical life skills which can help us relax, cope, emotionally regulate,

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Tips For Maintaining A Mindfulness Practice After Treatment

Tips For Maintaining A Mindfulness Practice After Treatment

Taking skills, tools, techniques, and information learned in treatment can be challenging. Mindfulness is a lifestyle choice for recovery as much as it is a daily practice. These three tips help overcome common objections to mindfulness after treatment. Examine Your

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Spiritual Direction in Group Therapy

Spiritual Direction in Addiction Treatment

When it comes to addiction treatment for alcohol, drugs, or any other addiction, spiritual direction plays an important role. One who has faith, whether that be in themselves, the people around them or a higher being, looks at their life

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