How do I Advocate For Recovery?

One of the most effective ways to champion your own recovery efforts is to become an advocate for the addiction recovery process. While this is no way means you have to shout the intimate details of your entire recovery journey from the rooftops, it is important to remember that your journey and its success can…

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Achieving Happiness in Recovery

When you’re high on substances, it is easy to believe that the feeling of euphoria you are experiencing is the best it will get for you. The brain is stimulated to a point of near primal pleasure, and the body convinces you that what you are feeling is the best thing ever. However, this could…

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How Can my Family Help me in Recovery?

After a successful treatment process at an addiction treatment facility, many individuals mistakenly think their road to recovery has been completed. Unfortunately, however, things are not quite that easy. After initial treatment, an individual is reintroduced to the outside world, and the sights, sounds, triggers, and temptations that were not a part of the treatment…

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Shedding Negativity in Recovery

It is almost impossible to efficiently get through recovery and maintain sobriety if you continue to allow negative people, influences, or environments to play a role in your life. This may sound harsh, but studies have actually indicated that those that remove negativity from their lives in the early stages of recovery see much faster,…

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Is it too Late for Treatment?

Addiction can cause even the heartiest of individuals to waste to near nothing as it wreaks havoc on their body and mind. It is not easy to see addiction as something that can ever be stopped or corrected, and, particularly once it has ravaged an individual for a period of time, it may seem that…

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Which Substances do the Most Damage?

While there are absolutely no illegal or regulated substances that do positive things for the body, there are a few substances that are much more deadly than others. Addiction to these drugs greatly increases the risk of morbid and irreplaceable injury, and in some cases, death. The number one most dangerous substance is alcohol, but…

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Falling in Love with Yourself Again

After going through addiction and coming out on the other side victorious, it seems like an individual would be thrilled and eager to take on any more challenges addiction throws their way. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. Research indicates that shame and guilt are two very common feelings that plague those that are in…

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Is it Easier for Some People to Suffer From Addiction?

Though there are millions of people around the world that suffer from various forms of addiction, studies indicate that only a handful of these people seem to suffer from symptoms that would classify them as addicts. In combining these statistics with the fact that those that do become addicted often seem to be completely random…

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