Isolation Hinders Recovery from Addictions

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Many alcoholics and drug addicts may see themselves as social people and “the life of the party.” Others tend to prefer isolation in a feeble attempt to keep their addiction a secret from others, or simply to avoid contact with other people in order to give their full attention to…

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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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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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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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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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Positive Mental Attitudes in Recovery

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A positive mental attitude is a major condition for sustained recovery. Many recovering alcoholics and addicts recall having been told when they were growing up that they have a “bad attitude,” usually by people in authority whose opinion they readily dismissed. Here are some of the aspects of “bad…

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