Can Addiction Physically Change the Brain?

There is a definite connection between addictions and a part of the brain that is impacted by addiction called the Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC). This part of the brain integrates conflict and pain with thoughts and behaviors. Learn more about why the ACC can create some challenges for people with addiction. Brain-Body Connection The ACC…

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The Art of Money Management in Recovery

Poor money management and overspending can lead to lots of stress and anxiety. Stress can lead to addiction relapse. Learning to manage money wisely takes time. Addiction will affect so many areas of your life but if you are able to manage money better, recovery will be much easier to handle. Addiction and Money If…

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Do You Know 5 Ways to Detox from Your Inbox?

It can be really hard to tear yourself away from that inbox, but it is really important to get your head out of the inbox long enough to enjoy life a little bit. Email and social media addiction is common for people nowadays who have to be ‘on’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a…

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Is Alcoholics Anonymous a Religious Group?

There is no skirting around the issue that words like “God” and “Higher Power” are commonplace in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. It’s easy for a newcomer to assume that A.A. is composed of religious men and women, and that a belief in a religious deity is a core component of the program. This, however, is a…

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What is Solutions-Focused Therapy?

Solutions-focused therapy is based on the idea the future can be changed in spite of any challenges that exist. By focusing energy around strengths and positivity, a person is seen as capable of moving from being a slave to the past to empowered in the present and future. As a result, you may end up…

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What Are The Benefits of Meditation in Early Recovery?

Meditation is strongly suggested as a tool for recovery, with many treatment centers offering classes allowing those in recovery to gain a basic understanding of the practice. Meditation offers a reprieve from the stressors of life and decreases anxiety. It even has scientifically proven health benefits that may be particularly helpful to those in early…

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5 Things to Do Every Day to Help Your Recovery

Self-Care Our goal in recovery is to get a new lease on life as sober, happy individuals. It can be easy in early recovery to develop routines around our recovery that take up nearly all of our time. Recovery should remain at the forefront of our minds, but whenever we dedicate all of our time…

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