The Benefits of Fitness in Recovery

Everyone has heard that fitness makes you healthy. But did you know it can heal damage to your physical body, as well as your mind? In fact, it can even reduce stress and build confidence. Yes, exercise is powerful. And it is a necessity in our lives. The best news? It doesn’t take running a…

How to Re-Build Your Self Esteem

Self-esteem is crucial for a healthy life. It is what builds up our confidence and increases our feelings of self-worth. It is so common for us to be our own worst enemy. We are usually the first ones to criticize ourselves, the first one to put ourselves down, and the first in line to say,…

Letting Go of Fears in Sobriety

Fear. It is an emotion that makes us feel threatened or that we may be harmed. We tend to run from the things that scare us or make us fearful. When in recovery, we have overcome so many obstacles that when we are hit with these new fears, we don’t necessarily understand where they came…

Why is Gratitude Important in Recovery?

The way we view life can set the tone for how our life goes. We can either look at life with pessimism and negativity or we can look at life with optimism and gratefulness. Life is full of ups and downs. Learning to take life in stride, appreciating what you have, where you are, and…

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7 Ways to Avoid Stress in Recovery

Life is stressful, isn’t it? Sometimes we find ourselves face to face with a ton of demands and all we want to do is crawl under a rock – and never come out. Too much stress can cause us to lose our grip on what is important. When you are in recovery, losing your grip…

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Addiction Recovery: Making the Most of Therapy

After successful completion of in-patient treatment program, many recovering addicts will often find a new set of challenges in the months and years after. Addiction recovery is a continuous process. And while relapse rates are not uncommon for recovering abusers, there are many steps that individuals can take to make the most out of the…

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Co-occurring Disorders: How Sober Living Can Help

Co-occurring mental health issues are disorders that include both a mental illness and an addiction. For example, some people may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and a drug addiction. Co-occurring mental health issues are actually common because sometimes an addiction develops as a way to numb the painful effects of an illness. Depression and alcoholism…