Finding a Hobby In Recovery

Being in recovery is like being tossed at sea for a long time, not really sure where you are going or if you’re going to make it out alive. So when you do finally recover, it can be exciting but also extremely scary. You basically have to re-learn how to live life again, which includes…

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Essentials for Living a Happy, Sober Life

Successfully completing a rehabilitation program is one of the most difficult things a person can do, but it’s an amazing accomplishment. Now, if you are wondering how life is going to be post-recovery, we understand. The future can be uncertain when you’ve gotten used to living a life of active addiction. But if you have…

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Tips For Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder

Have you noticed that you feel extra down-in-the-dumps around a certain time of year? That perhaps the blues hit you harder in winter than they do in summer? We are made to feel like the holiday season should be a happy time, so it can be extra confusing to experience these negative emotions. But there’s…

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Tips For Living A Happy Sober Life

No one actually wants to be an “addict.” No one wants to sacrifice their friends, family, health, etc to feed an addiction. At the root of every substance abuse disorder, there is a pain. Usually deep pain, that the person is trying to numb the only way they know-how. But it’s difficult to want to…

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How to Deal With Recovery In the Workplace

The process of recovery is not an easy one and it can take a long time to fully recover from a past addiction. Addiction is a disease that can take complete control of your life, manipulating your mind, body, and soul and changing you into something you previously weren’t. Though addiction is hard to beat,…

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Post-Rehab Allies

Your journey to lifelong sobriety will inevitably have good days and bad days. The good days, of course, are for you to cherish as part of your progress, but the bad days can be extremely difficult to overcome. Depression, cravings for drugs, anxiety, and uncertainty can weigh on a recovering person, and even with proper…

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Outpatient Care and Other Post-Rehab Options

There is no existing cure for addiction. Addiction is a disease, and the effects can cause lifelong struggles, which can result in relapse, or addictions to new substances or even habits. There are people who, after completing rehab, turn to food, sugar, sex, or a variety of other excesses to satiate their desire to latch…

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How to Utilize Your Money After Rehab

You’re on your way on to the rest of your life after rehab, and that is an amazing accomplishment. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation is a difficult process – as good as huge amounts of substances may have made you feel in the past, ridding yourself of them and conquering addiction is a different journey. Making…

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Sobriety and Sanity During the Holidays

Understanding and avoiding the all too common pitfalls during the holidays, and integrating relapse prevention to better maintain sobriety from drug or alcohol addiction.   Well it’s that time of year again, the time when it seems like everyone in recovery is constantly reminding you to stay close to your sober circle. They’ll say things…

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