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Being Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

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  While some may say that a sober person cannot go anywhere alcohol is served, we believe that recovery offers the freedom to go anywhere. With the St. Patrick’s Day coming up, you might be invited to celebrations. Although St. Patrick’s Day is often a fun celebration, there is also a lot of drinking involved… Read On »

Sacrificing Relationships for Our Recovery

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  Of all the things we have to give up in order to recover, we can find that the relationships we have to sacrifice are the hardest to come to terms with. Our relationships mean so much to us. They provide us with companionship and emotional support. They provide us with a sense of security,… Read On »

The Sacrifices We Make for Sobriety

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  In the depths of addiction, many of us settle for low standards and unstable relationships that can actually exacerbate our suffering. The discomfort of addiction becomes comfortable. As the illness consumes us, we may even develop other addictions, such as gambling or sex, in an effort to fill the void. We become complacent in… Read On »

Changing Our Mentality for a Healthier Lifestyle

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When we are working to recover, there are some changes we need to make to our lifestyles and our behaviors to help us stay on track with our sobriety. Unfortunately, our daily lives before recovery were centered around substances and the wide variety behaviors that accompany addiction. Our thoughts and our focus revolved around how… Read On »

Separating Ourselves from Toxicity

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One of the major contributors to our stress, and therefore to our addictive patterns of behavior, are the relationships with people who bring toxicity and turmoil into our lives rather than peace. People who are toxic rob us of our energy, our joy, and our feelings of stability and calm. They can add to our… Read On »

Healing from Shame in Recovery

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If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Our work to recover includes healing not only from our dependence on addictive substances and behaviors but also from the many emotional issues that formed our dependence in the first place. The obsession to use often perpetuated unhealthy… Read On »

5 Constructive Ways to Express Anger

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Anger is often closely tied to addiction. It is a normal response to the hurt caused by trauma, abuse, or neglect. However, many people don’t deal with their anger in a healthy way. They either lose control and become aggressive or even violent, or they repress their anger, which can lead to depression and anxiety.… Read On »

The 5 Most Common Addictions in America

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America’s opioid crisis gets a lot of attention, as it should. The rate of fatal overdoses involving opioids has been increasing exponentially in recent years, reaching nearly 50,000 in 2017. Clearly, the opioid crisis needs to be addressed urgently. However, opioids are not the most common addiction and they aren’t even the most fatal substance… Read On »

4 Behaviors that Could Be Hurting More than Helping

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We all want to support our friends and loved ones, especially when they are facing major challenges such as battling a substance use disorder. We often feel that if we can help them past a difficult time, things will get better. However, when dealing with substance use disorders, behaviors that are typically helpful and supportive… Read On »

How to Adopt the Diet that Fights Depression

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More and more studies are finding that the “Mediterranean diet” significantly reduces the symptoms of depression. One recent meta-analysis of more than 40 studies of diet and depression found that people who followed the Mediterranean diet were 33 percent less likely to suffer from depression. On the other hand, people who ate a diet high… Read On »