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Dating in Recovery


After undergoing treatment for addiction, sobriety comes with a sense of relief. Recovery is a long and complex process. It requires diligence and commitment to staying sober. Outside of rehabilitation, the support of friends and family plays a huge role in keeping loved ones accountable. Recovering from addiction is often a slow and deliberate process. There are many things that can help simplify trying to stay sober. The first year of recovery can often be the most vulnerable. Introducing new romantic [...]

Dating in Recovery2020-02-20T23:21:45-08:00

Why Nutrition is an Important Part of Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation


Drug and alcohol rehabilitation can be a long and complicated journey. Understanding what to expect during recovery and rehabilitation is an important part of maintaining sobriety. Rehabilitation teaches many different strategies for recovery. One element of recovery that can play a vital role in a healthy lifestyle outside of treatment is nutrition. Here are some of the ways that nutrition can contribute to the recovery process. Strengthening Your Body After Withdrawal Drug and alcohol withdrawal can have many different effects on [...]

Why Nutrition is an Important Part of Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation2020-02-20T23:21:45-08:00

How to Set Boundaries, and Why You Should Do It


Treating addiction can be a long process. It often starts by removing the substances that you are addicted to, but removing the substances is not all there is to recovery. Changing addictive thought patterns and enrolling in a rehabilitation center are essential steps to successful recovery. In order to start changing negative thoughts, people struggling with addiction must learn how to replace destructive behavior with positive behavior. Creating healthy boundaries can help those struggling with substance abuse move forward into a [...]

How to Set Boundaries, and Why You Should Do It2020-02-20T23:21:45-08:00

Why Honesty is Important to Recovery


Those suffering from addiction do not usually intend to become addicted to drugs or alcohol. Sadly, substance abuse can make us do things we normally wouldn't do. Addiction can occur quickly, and when it does it is difficult to recover from. For people suffering from substance abuse, honesty about addiction can be hard to swallow. Here are some key reasons as to why honesty is important to recovery. Dishonesty Can be A Trigger Dishonesty can serve as a way to keep an [...]

Why Honesty is Important to Recovery2020-02-20T23:21:45-08:00

Tips to Enjoy a Party Without Substances


Recovering from a substance abuse problem is a lifelong journey. Recovery is a long process and those committed the pursuit of recovery encounter day-to-day obstacles. Returning to society after rehab can introduce many temptations that can make recovery more difficult. Normal social encounters present temptations that may compromise sobriety. Attending parties where alcohol is present can sometimes be hard to navigate. Here are a few tips that those in recovery can use to have fun at parties while staying sober: 1. [...]

Tips to Enjoy a Party Without Substances2020-02-20T23:21:45-08:00

The Rising Risk of Fentanyl and the Road to Recovery


According to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdose-related deaths stemming from the misuse and abuse of opioids have been on the rise in America since 1999. In a separate study published by USA Today, fentanyl, along with other synthetic opioids, claimed the lives of over 32,000 people in America in 2018. Developed in 1959 and introduced in the United States in the 1960s, fentanyl is a Schedule II drug that is often prescribed to individuals [...]

The Rising Risk of Fentanyl and the Road to Recovery2020-05-14T20:52:58-07:00

How Overcoming Hurdles Are Essential to Healing


Making the decision to go to rehab is a life changing decision. There are both physical and emotional aspects of addiction. Professional rehabilitation can help people dealing with substance abuse overcome the hurdles and obstacles that come with it. Overcoming these hurdles is an essential part of healing and recovery. Here are some of the obstacles that accompany substance abuse and the ways that rehabilitation can help overcome them: Prolonged Denial Trying to become sober on your own can increase denial [...]

How Overcoming Hurdles Are Essential to Healing2020-02-20T23:21:46-08:00

Why Spirituality Is Important to Recovery


  It is a common misconception that recovery from substance abuse requires nurturing a relationship with God. While spirituality is important to recovery, it is not necessarily limited to having a relationship with a singular nonsecular entity. Practicing spirituality is often crucial for those struggling with drugs or alcohol to achieve long-term sobriety. According to a study published in ScienceDirect[1], an online resource for subscription-based access to a large database of scientific and medical research, there is significant value in religion [...]

Why Spirituality Is Important to Recovery2020-02-20T23:21:46-08:00

What Meditation Can Do for Recovery


The Eleventh Step of the 12-Steps states, “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.” Regardless of your belief system or whether or not you follow or believe in the 12-Steps, meditating is beneficial in recovery. It can be a religious/spiritual practice and a secular practice. The goal of the activity is to allow your mind to [...]

What Meditation Can Do for Recovery2020-04-23T11:57:24-07:00

How to Have a Fun Sober Night Out


There are a variety of helpful articles and resources to support individuals going through alcohol detox and recovery, but what happens after your program is finished? If you are someone who has previously suffered with addiction, then it is important that you know your journey to sobriety doesn’t end once your treatment does. It is a lifetime process that takes dedication and healthy support to maintain. With all of this being said, just because you are recently sober doesn’t mean that [...]

How to Have a Fun Sober Night Out2020-02-20T23:21:46-08:00