How Will Social Circle Detox May Set Your Recovery on the Right Path?

How Will Social Circle Detox May Set Your Recovery on the Right Path?

Social circles change when people are in recovery. There is a new opportunity to move forward and find new people and friends. One of the biggest hurdles when making a change is surrounding yourself with people who are positive influences. Not all social circles are positive. Toxic friendships and relationships can drag down recovery. Find…

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How Talk Therapy Works to Support Recovery

How Talk Therapy Works to Support Recovery

Psychiatrists evaluate people with diagnoses to support a treatment plan for recovery. They may need to carefully monitor their detox and rehab journey to ensure there are no contradictions with other medications and the side effects are tolerable. Talk therapy can happen with a psychiatrist or a psychologist, individually, or in a group setting. Just…

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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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Accepting Good Advice Can Be healthy (and Healing) 

Accepting Good Advice Can Be healthy (and Healing) 

Everyone has, at some point or another, taken bad advice. Maybe they took their own or someone else’s, but they took advice that did not add value to their lives. A little thing called ‘optimism bias’ gives people a sense of hopefulness things will work out, even when things don’t look so good. When people…

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Why Partial Recovery is Not the Whole Story

Why Partial Recovery is Not the Whole Story

Recovery is a long arc, a story that starts with rehab and ends when a person’s life is over. That leaves a whole lot of room in between for many nuances. There are programs and different styles of healing from addiction, but detox and rehab have high success rates for a reason. They work to…

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What is Life in Recovery Really Like?

What is Life in Recovery Really Like?

 Rehabilitation can be a difficult thing for people to admit they need in support of recovering from addiction. Asking for help is not easy for many people, especially those who struggle with substance abuse issues. Going to rehab can be intense because of past experiences that inform the current decision, or it is a new…

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Why a Positive Attitude Helps Your Recovery

Why a Positive Attitude Helps Your Recovery

Recovery is not a destination, an end point at which you’ve arrived. There are new discoveries about yourself, the journey, the whole experience which may pop up and surprise and shock you. It is something to keep working on, whether you are new in recovery or old hat at the journey. Your mindset and attitude…

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Why is Self Reflection Important in Recovery?

Why is Self Reflection Important in Recovery?

The whole idea of self reflection in recovery is focused on the idea that when we reflect on our lives with addiction at the fore, we see things differently. From this lens in recovery, we start to see where things went wrong, how our mindset shaped certain behaviors, and why we got ourselves into trouble…

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