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Simplify and Structure Your Day When You’re in Early Recovery

If you’re new to recovery, there are some very basic steps you can take to ensure your sobriety is a lasting one. It’s difficult for anyone to go from addiction to sobriety. Often, the vow to never drink or use drugs again is impractical without taking concrete steps to re-organize one’s life. As you may…

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Behaviors To Look for When You Suspect Drug Use In A Loved One

When a loved one begins to act funny, you may not know what’s causing it. There could be several reasons behind the unusual behavior, such as stress, pain in the body, depression, or anxiety. Any of these could put a strain on someone affecting their behaviors, choices, and relationships. The same is true with drug…

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There is More Than One Road to Recovery

Fifty or sixty years ago, when someone needed help with addiction, friends and family may have sent them to a religious-based program. And the hope was that through finding a closer relationship with God, the addiction would eventually come to an end. Although religion continues to be a common path of recovery for thousands of…

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Will I Be an Addict for Life?

There’s a saying among the Alcoholics Anonymous community that goes like this: Once an addict, always an addict. And this saying exists for good reason. Many people, including experts, believe that once a person has struggled with addiction, they will always be vulnerable to the illness even after many years of sobriety. So, it’s a…

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Take Responsibility for Your Recovery from Addiction

Although it sounds simple and perhaps obvious, a person in recovery needs to take responsibility for their well being. There might be doctors, therapists, and support groups readily available, but if you’re not asking for what you need, you might miss out on the benefits of healing from addiction. Recovery from addiction isn’t complicated, but…

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Reasons You Might Need a New 12-Step Sponsor

Typically, when a person is working the 12-steps, whether that’s in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or another 12-step program, they require the guidance of a sponsor. A sponsor is someone who has more sobriety or experience in addiction recovery and who can provide assistance to someone who is in their early recovery.…

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What Is Partial Hospitalization for Addiction Treatment?

Are you struggling with substance abuse? Do you know someone who struggles with addiction? Whether you’re looking to help yourself or someone you know, partial hospitalization for addiction treatment may be necessary. Since drugs and alcohol take a tremendous toll on both the mind and the body, treatment is necessary to heal. Furthermore, in severe…