Navigating Your Sobriety Through Travel Plans

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With the Holiday Season around the corner, many addicts and alcoholics experience slip-ups and relapses during this time. Sobriety during traveling can be especially challenging for a number of reasons, especially if you’re new in recovery. And when you throw in the aspect of holiday travel, it’s wise to pay…

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The First Week Out of Drug Rehab

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Each year, thousands of people with drug or alcohol dependence challenges make a conscious effort to break the habit. However, the path to recovery has never been a jolly ride in the park. Frustrations arising from relapses can be prevented if you take the right steps, especially from the onset.

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Helping Children Understand Addiction

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Helping children develop an understanding of addiction can give them a powerful head start in life. As a society, we have had to accept that addiction affects many families. Nearly 23 million Americans – almost 1 in 10 – are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Many children grow…

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Prescription Painkiller Overdoses – Women Beware

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In recent years, the CDC has published bewildering reports that publicize an overwhelming increase in the number of women who overdose on a daily basis from the use of prescription painkillers such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Opana, and methadone. Almost 48,000 women died from prescription painkiller overdose from 1999 to 2010; an…

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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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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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