What Leaky Gut Syndrome and Alcoholism Have in Common

What Leaky Gut Syndrome and Alcoholism Have in Common

When people drink a lot of alcohol, they tend to have issues with their intestines and digestive systems. This is due to the processing of toxins in the alcohol that filter through the organs and, eventually, make their way through to the end. From beginning to end, mouth to the gut, the organs in between…

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Why Are Sleep Disorders Common for People in Recovery?

Why Are Sleep Disorders Common for People in Recovery?

Having a few drinks or doing drugs occasionally is some peoples’ way of relaxing. When that is gone in sobriety and recovery, it can feel difficult to sleep at night. Sometimes it is hard to shake those old coping mechanisms and embrace the third way. While it is common for people with sleep disorders to…

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How to Take Constructive Criticism with These 3 Tips (and No Regrets)

How to Take Constructive Criticism with These 3 Tips (and No Regrets)

It is hard to take criticism, plain and simple. It is even more difficult to take constructive criticism, even if it is well-meaning. Sometimes people see shortcomings in others they want to point out, but don’t always do it effectively. When people are in recovery, it feels like everything lands under a microscope and others…

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Does it Matter Where I Recover So Long as I’m Sober and Clean?

Does it Matter Where I Recover So Long as I’m Sober and Clean?

Location matters to some people, but not others. Overall, when people look to get sober, they have lots to consider. There is no one factor to look at, but a whole picture of how to pay for it, getting insurance coverage, finding a suitable place to deal with the addiction and any other issues, along…

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How Can People Prepare for Intensive Outpatient Treatment? 

How Can People Prepare for Intensive Outpatient Treatment? 

People who struggle with addiction may opt for intensive outpatient drug treatment (IOP as a compromise between a traditional program and inpatient work. Understanding what the rewards of going inpatient are can help a person make a healthy decision. It is also possible for people to prepare more effectively when they know what to expect. …

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