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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What Does it Mean to Have Good Boundaries in Recovery?

What Does it Mean to Have Good Boundaries in Recovery?

Relationships can suffer in addiction. Recovery is a space where people learn how to negotiate and navigate the challenges they face. Healing relationships take a lot of work and do not happen overnight. Good boundaries is one place to start, to break away from dysfunctional family and friends that may have toxic implications for your…

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Why is Self Forgiveness Healing?

Why is Self Forgiveness Healing?

There are many emotions that run through a person’s head and body while they are in rehab and recovery. Early on, one of the key components is looking at forgiveness. It is important to learn how to forgive yourself before you can really start to seek forgiveness of others. This may be one of the…

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What Are Ways to Master Recovery from Mental Health and Addiction?

What Are Ways to Master Recovery from Mental Health and Addiction?

Recovery from mental health and addiction is almost a misnomer. The reality is people are not able to fully recover from addiction, they simply live with the reality that they can no longer use drugs or drink. Mastery over both addiction and mental health issues means recognizing the challenges of coping with triggers, cravings, and…

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Should I Avoid CBD Oil in Recovery?

Should I Avoid CBD Oil in Recovery?

CBD oil, or cannabidiol, is all the rage right now. It is becoming more widely accepted in practice throughout the country and used as a substitute in many things, for various ailments. There are some studies that look at the benefits of CBD oil and its effectiveness for various things but questions remain about how…

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Why Glia Plays an Important Role in Addiction Recovery

Why Glia Plays an Important Role in Addiction Recovery

Our bodies are amazing things that do more than we realize. When we think about what is on the cutting edge of addiction recovery, it is likely something that will help treat substance abuse with the drop of a hat. The challenge is people who are addicted do not have the luxury of a one-size-fits-all…

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Medical Records Are Important to Addiction Recovery

Medical Records Are Important to Addiction Recovery

Paperwork is essential in addiction recovery. It helps trace your journey and let people know about your experiences so providers can best support your recovery. People who work in the industry love to help others but they have to maintain good records for the people they help. This will help you in your recovery if…

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The Challenge of Getting Past Reward-Based Behavior in Recovery

The Challenge of Getting Past Reward-Based Behavior in Recovery

Humans are hard-wired for pleasure seeking things like sex, food, drugs, and other means of achieving a good time. Many people also fall into the category of wanting ‘rewarding’ experiences as well. Rewards are not as important but they must be attractive enough to capture a person’s attention.  When you start to move past reward-based…

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