Why Getting a Sponsor is Important

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What is a sponsor’s role in your path to recovery? Whether in treatment or in the rooms, you are always encouraged to get a sponsor. Most of the time you wonder why it’s such a big part of the recovery process. A recovery sponsor can play a crucial role…

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A New Perspective on Isolation and Addiction

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Studies researching isolation and addiction have made an interesting connection about the nature of substance abuse. In writing The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think; author Johann Hari pulls from research and his own analysis of addiction to make conclusions about addiction…

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What are the Benefits of Meditation?

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Meditation has some wonderful benefits on a physical and mental level that many won’t understand until they experience it. With meditation, you are allowing positive energy to enter the cells in your body to gain peace, enthusiasm, and joy. For individuals in recovery, incorporating a meditation routine will have…

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Making the Choice for Addiction Recovery

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If you have a loved one who is suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol, you probably wonder why he or she refuses to make the choice for addiction recovery, when recovery is so clearly indicated. Or why does he decide to drive drunk? Why does she choose to forego…

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Letting Go of Anger and Resentment

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Anger and resentment are especially troublesome for recovering alcoholics and addicts. Their presence can easily disrupt a person’s connection to the deep inner wisdom that recovery seeks to nurture. Therapeutic techniques aim at—among other things—helping the alcoholic or addict overcome his or her sense of an adversarial relationship with the world.

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Recovery Needs To Be Top Priority to Avoid Relapse

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“First things first” is a simple slogan, but it takes practice for a recovering alcoholic or addict to learn how to set priorities. When someone is actively abusing alcohol or drugs, those substances are the priority. Substance abusers spend the majority of their time either thinking about drinking and using,…

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Embracing the Mess and Accepting Recovery

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It is natural for people today to be proud, confident, and self-sufficient. We don’t like to admit our mistakes, and we certainly don’t like to ask others for help. Most people in our society find it very difficult to let others in to see the mess in their lives. When…

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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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