Alcoholism Involves More Than Just Alcohol

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One of the most common misconceptions about recovery from alcoholism is that putting down the bottle is enough. Many alcoholics have tried this method, sometimes for days at a time and sometimes for years at a time. They say they can swear off forever, but there is a difference between…

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Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

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If you or someone you love has ever dealt with substance abuse or chemical dependency first-hand, then you probably are familiar with the cycle of addiction. For many addicts and alcoholics, it’s beyond their ability to recognize the cycle. When you add the physical aspects of addiction to the equation,…

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The Dangers of Isolation to the Addict in Recovery

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Isolation and addiction go hand in hand. Drug users and alcoholics usually start out enjoying each other’s company, often when young, sharing in a community of users experimenting and having fun. As the usage continues, the “community” gets smaller, more hard-core, until finally, the addict finds himself or herself using…

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What Are the Struggles in Early Recovery?

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To be able to maintain sobriety in recovery there are some changes that need to be accepted and made. In early recovery, you are learning to readjust to live life without any mind-altering substances; with change, there are some vulnerabilities that are created that can lead to relapse. Emotions Those…

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Where Drug Addiction and Mental Illness Intersect

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Drug addiction and mental illness are often seen together because being at risk for one can make you more vulnerable to the other. People who have a predisposition for mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety are more at risk to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Similarly,…

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Money Management After Drug Rehab

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Recovering from alcohol or drug addiction is one of the most outstanding accomplishments a person can ever make. Once you finish drug rehab, life becomes better and better every day. In many ways, recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is like improving your financial status, meaning, it takes time…

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Why Self Care is Essential to Preventing Relapse?

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What’s self care and how does it relate to addiction recovery and preventing relapse? Practicing good self care starts with taking care of your mind, body, and spirit now that you’re not using drugs anymore. One of the reasons self-care is such a fundamental part of addiction recovery is that through…

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Great Films with Recovery Themes

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The world of alcoholism, drug addiction, and recovery contains all the elements of human drama: conflict, misery, hope, wild highs and rock-bottom lows, depravity, and redemption, to name just a few. Love gained, love lost, families torn apart. Criminal activity, scams, guns, and action. Hilarious encounters and pathetic isolation. It’s…

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5 Recovery Quotes from 5 Sober Celebrities

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In recovery, inspiration can come from an array of sources which were barely registered before. Here we’ve compiled recovery quotes & sober celebrities who, perhaps for the first time, are doing something right for a change. We hope that this wonderful list of recovery quotes can give you or a…

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