Category: Life in Recovery

9 Ways to Stop Being Lonely in Recovery

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If you’re leaving addiction treatment and moving into recovery, you can feel alone. Chances are, you are alone. For most of us, addiction…

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Do I Have What it Takes to be a Sponsor?

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If you’re ready to start giving back in your 12-step program, becoming a sponsor is a great way to go. Not only do…

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Using Psych Meds in Recovery

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An estimated 20.6% of the U.S. population has a mental illness. Many of those people, or about 15.8% of the total U.S. population,…

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7 Benefits of Residential Treatment for Addiction Recovery

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Residential treatment, also known as inpatient addiction treatment, is one of the most common options for addiction treatment. While most government addiction treatment…

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How to Be Supportive to Your Addict After Rehab

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Struggling with a substance use disorder can seem like the end of your life, especially for those who hit rock bottom. Rehab is…

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How Meditation Can Be Essential to Addiction Recovery

Meditation can be a vital—even life-changing—tool in your recovery from addiction. After all, it is an important part of step 11 in the…

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New Year’s Resolutions: A Checklist for Sobriety [Infographic]

This is the year, you tell yourself. This is the year you will finally get sober. If your New Year’s resolution is to…

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Give Yourself the Gift of Sobriety During the Holidays

Give Yourself the Gift of Sobriety during the Holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but for some people in recovery that is easier said than done. Rather than joy, they feel…

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How We Can Change the Relapse Statistics

Just like other major public health issues such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, substance addiction can take a toll not just on…

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Why a 12-Step Program is the Best Path to Recovery

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  In recent years, the concept of therapy to treat addiction has broadened widely. Now, you can find several types of services that…

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