Balance in Recovery

Balance in Recovery

Discovering and incorporating balance in life after addiction will be a huge change. What does “balance” entail?, you ask? Well, it incorporates several qualities – like maintaining control, remaining composed, becoming someone who makes healthy choices and spends time with loved ones...
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07/14 2016
Seven Things to Help You Navigate Through Recovery

Seven Things to Help You Navigate Through Recovery

Drug addiction can steal your freedom, your confidence and your focus.  Trapped in the perpetual cycle of getting and using drugs, its natural to relinquish your autonomy to choose how you live your life.  There is usually plenty of help available for...
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05/16 2016
Build Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Build Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Secrets, lies and manipulation are hallmarks of addiction. These traits erode trust in relationships as the person in addiction becomes more and more preoccupied with getting and using drugs.  Eventually, the bond with spouses, children and best friends who are not involved...
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04/27 2016
Power of Positive Thinking in Recovery

Power of Positive Thinking in Recovery

The strongest predictors for recovery are a positive attitude and motivation to overcome addiction. According to researchers who reviewed 16 studies that looked at patient’s attitudes toward health; motivation and optimism were key factors for those who experienced faster and more sustainable...
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04/26 2016
Reasons to Recover from Drugs and Alcohol

Reasons to Recover from Drugs and Alcohol

Most addicts are ambivalent about recovery. Some are in denial and believe they can stop using whenever they want to. Others really hate the idea of not being able to get high again. Most of these addicts will have to hit rock...
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02/25 2016
Treatment Slogans

Treatment Slogans

By: Mike Clifford, Therapist You walk into a 12 step meeting anywhere in the world and you see placards with “slogans” printed on them. Go visit treatment modalities anywhere in the world, and you see placards with treatment slogans printed on them....
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09/02 2015
Self-Acceptance and Recovery

Self-Acceptance and Recovery

Pushing against an immovable object is an exercise in frustration, and a big waste of time and energy. Yet most of us do just that in our lives, especially when we refuse to fully accept ourselves as we are – warts and...
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04/04 2014
How to Find Courage in Recovery

How to Find Courage in Recovery

People who are trapped in addiction can suffer greatly. Their obsession with drugs and alcohol can lead to the destruction of everything that used to be the most important to them in their lives. Even while it is usually obvious to the...
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04/04 2014