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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…

man looking out over water avoiding drug use

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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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…