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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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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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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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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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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