What Do I Need To Prepare For Hiking In The Summertime?

  Hiking is a great exercise for recovery. Spending time exercising in nature is proven to improve feelings of self-worth, self-esteem, body image, wellness, and actual health. Summertime is a great time to take advantage of hiking and a great way to bond with recovery peers. Part of learning to live sober is being prepared…

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5 Reasons Why It's Awesome To Get Sober

    You gain control back of your life: We admit we have a problem with drugs and alcohol when we realize we are no longer in control of our using. Our brain gets ahead of us. We found ourselves on the path to intoxication and we wonder how it happened again. More and more…

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How Do You Set Achievable Goals In Recovery?

  Setting goals is part of building a life in recovery. As you transition through treatment, you can develop new goals for the short term and the long term. Make sure your goals are achievable: The easiest mistake many of us make when it comes to setting goals is setting goals that aren’t achievable. Goals…

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Acupuncture Is An Answer In Opiate Addiction

  A recent study in Australia is being touted as the world’s largest controlled study to show that acupuncture really does work to reduce pain and treat patients. Over 500 patients were studied being treated for considerable pain in emergency departments like migraines and other small injury. For patients who were administered a treatment of…

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Why Does Treatment For Drug And Alcohol Addiction Focus On Life Skills Development?

  Life skills are the various techniques we use to take care of ourselves. We need skills like budgeting, grocery shopping, cooking, personal hygiene, etiquette, communication, resume building, interviewing, laundry, and other activities to maintain our lives and manage our stress. If we are wealthy enough, we can hire someone to do it all for…

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What Are Ways To Save Money On Food When You’re In Sober Living?

Addiction takes over all life skills. Many people don’t realize how intimately addiction weaves its way into their lives until they start living life and doing things sober. Budgeting, grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking- health, wellness, and nutrition is not often a focus for people who are completely overwhelmed by their chemical addiction to drugs…

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The Signs Of Alcoholism You Only Have Because You’re An Alcoholic

  There are many signs of alcoholism which are commonly discussed like changes in appearance, health, and ability to meet life’s responsibilities. Few people discuss the more subtle signs of alcoholism which only take place in an alcoholic’s mind. You pre-game before the pre-game and after-party after the party You drink more often than everyone…

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How Prevalent Is Addiction In The Workplace?

More than 22 million people in America are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Less than ten percent of those people will get the treatment they need to recover. 70% of them, however, will continue to maintain employment as their addiction issues worsen. Functioning addiction and alcoholism is sustainable for a matter of time- for…

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Take Ownership In Your Addiction and Recovery

  We don’t always want to own our addiction or our recovery. Going to treatment for drug and alcohol addiction comes with a lot of shame because of the stigma associated with addiction. In time you’ll find that your addiction isn’t something to be ashamed of, nor is your recovery. You can own the fact…

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