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Build and Maintain a Solid Support System to Stay Strong in Recovery

Today there are approximately 23 million adults in recovery from addiction in the United States. For anyone of these individuals, there could be something that goes awry in recovery. Perhaps their sponsor relapses or their family moves away or perhaps they go through a challenging heartbreak. These are situations that could threaten a person’s sobriety…

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What the 12-Steps Are Really Meant To Do for You

You might think that the 12-step program is meant to keep you sober. Although that’s a basic truth, they are also meant to help you transform your life. Essentially, the 12-step program is meant to facilitate an entire transformation of who you are. For many individuals struggling with substance abuse, 12-step programs have been very…

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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…