The Science of Gratitude Shows Multiple Benefits

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Gratitude is taking center stage in a number of scientific arenas, with research showing that the simple practice of gratitude can improve physical and emotional health, strengthen relationships and improve overall well-being. Researchers say that by giving up the victim mentality of not having enough and realizing the power of…

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Avoiding Intervention Mistakes

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When family members have tried every way possible to talk their loved one into getting treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, and still the person refuses to get help, it may be time for an intervention. An intervention must be done properly in order to be effective, and…

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Focusing on Recovery is the Number One Priority

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Once substance abusers begin to peek out from under the fog caused by alcohol and drug consumption, they often want to speed up the process of healthy living. They want to mend relationships, recover employment, join a gym, travel – everything they have missed because of their substance abuse. Those…

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Difference Between Drug Users and Abusers

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What’s the difference between a so-called recreational user and a drug abuser? Is there a gray area between them, or is there a clear boundary—a threshold beyond which lies addiction? One thing is fairly certain—for the future addict, that boundary is a moving target, always somewhere ahead in the distance,…

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Looking for a Recovery Sponsor

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When an addict or alcoholic first enters recovery, it’s always recommended to find a sponsor once you start attending twelve-step meetings. However, many people don’t know the first thing about finding a sponsor. It’s an important decision that should not be taken lightly because a sponsor will offer crucial guidance…

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5 Coping Tips For Binge Drinking Moms

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Professionals agree that there is an upswing in binge drinking moms throughout the United States. We know that alcoholism is dangerous, but it’s rarely discussed how binge drinking affects mothers. This especially rings true for single moms, women that are new to motherhood, or career-oriented mothers. Here at…

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Staying Sober During the Holidays

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The holidays look scarier to someone new to recovery than they really are. Whether it’s Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, or summer Holidays like Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Labor Day, they all pose challenges for those newly in recovery. Yet, staying sober during the holidays is possible. Wondering how to stay…

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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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