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10 Things Everyone Experiences in Early Recovery

First meeting jitters It can be intimidating to go anywhere for the first time much less a meeting in a 12-Step program.  Fear of the unknown of what will happen during a meeting or what people who attend meetings will be like can make anyone’s stomach have butterflies. Support Recovery and support go together likeRead More

What Are Small Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness Everyday?

Mindfulness is defined as “a technique in which one focuses one’s full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them.” Anyone who has ever had the experience of arriving at their destination only to realize they don’t remember any of the trip knows mindfulness can be a challenge. IfRead More

5 Ways to Heal the Family

Now that help has been sought out and the addict is at treatment, it is time for the family to begin healing, too.  This is the perfect opportunity to reflect, reconnect, and realize the next phase of recovery.   Therapy Addiction is a disease that not only tries to kill the body, but also theRead More

Which Pain Management Medications Are Addictive?

No one wants to live in pain. You doctor may prescribe addictive pain management medications as part of your treatment. There are multitude of reasons doctors prescribe addictive pain management medications. These can include recovery from surgery or an injury, or chronic pain. Regardless of what leads you to pain management medication, there are someRead More

How You Can Best Support Someone In Treatment

It seems that it has been a long time coming.  The lying, scamming, and manipulating has brought the family to seek more help.  Once the addict is in recovery, the family has to regain control over their own lives while still supporting the healing addict.  This can be a very difficult balance.  Many families willRead More

How Family of Origin Effects Addiction

Family of origin is a factor with our addiction to alcohol. Although we are alcoholics because we have an allergy of the body and an obsession of the mind when taking that first drink, we can also have a predisposition for addiction through hereditary and situational circumstances. Family of origin also aides in the statisticsRead More

What Are The Best Alternative Healing Methods for Addiction Recovery?

Addiction can bring about a whole multitude of health problems. Using nontraditional therapies for recovery from addiction has been proven to be beneficial for the person in treatment. Effectiveness of these treatments have been a motivator for some to complete their program purely based on their fulfillment of these practices. The process of alternative healingRead More

Foundations of Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Relationships require maintenance on a day to day basis. They take work by all the participants that are involved. When we are in recovery, we have many things that we need to address to move forward and grow.  One of the things that we must learn in recovery is how to have a foundation inRead More

Can I Keep My Old Friends After I Get Sober?

The common phrase of “new playmates and new playgrounds” promotes discovering different people to hang with and different places to frequent in sobriety. To get good quality recovery, you must change everything about your life where addiction played a part. Early sobriety can leave you susceptible to being influenced by the peers that surround you.Read More