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Families in Recovery

Here you will find blog articles that have been written on the topic of families in recovery. Addiction is a family disease, and all can recover.

friends, video games, hobbies, fun, recovery, sober
Boredom is a leading cause of relapse, especially for those new to addiction recovery who may find themselves adrift without the friends they used to drink or use drugs with. When you do not have any hobbies or don’t know what to do with your time, thoughts can quickly turn to cravings for substances. But...
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friends, hug, hugging, happy, friend, move forward, forgive
According to step nine of the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, it is important to make amends to anyone you may have wronged during active addiction. An exception to this step is if making amends would cause injury or harm to the person or others. Once you learn to accept what your addiction to alcohol...
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family, holidays, holiday gift, hugging, christmas tree
Are you stuck on a holiday gift idea for someone special who is in recovery from addiction? You may hope to get them something meaningful that shows your support of their journey. In this week’s post, we offer our favorite gift ideas to consider this holiday season that can let the sober person in your...
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lady, podcasts, motivational podcast, recovery, treatment
You have worked hard to become sober. You know recovery from drugs and alcohol is an ongoing process that takes hard work and commitment every day. Recovery podcasts are useful resources that help you live a substance-free life. What is a Recovery Podcast? Recovery podcasts are generally hosted by people with first-hand experience with drug...
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Thanksgiving family eating drinking sober
Thanksgiving can be a challenge if you are newly sober. With an abundance of food and drinks at the table, the temptation to drink alcohol or use substances may often be too much to handle. But if you are prepared with the right tools and have a strong system of support, you have a good...
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forgive friends family recovery happy together
A lasting recovery from addiction requires a willingness to forgive. Forgiving yourself or others is often difficult and may take repeated attempts, but the benefits of forgiveness include a sense of freedom, confidence, and hope that will help you thrive in sobriety. Not Forgiving Can Cause Harm While in Recovery During your addiction, you may...
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exercise addiction recovery treatment
When a person is recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, following a regular exercise routine is essential. Yet the power of exercising regularly to help maintain sobriety is often underestimated. Exercise has a positive effect physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Here are eight of the numerous benefits of regular exercise for someone in addiction...
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young woman yoga mindfulness recovery program
Being in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is a commitment to yourself that you have to reaffirm every day. The more coping tools and skills you have, the better your chances of maintaining sobriety. One essential skill is mindfulness, which involves being fully immersed, without judgment or anxiety, in each moment. Mindfulness in...
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woman journaling thinking
Journaling is a powerful tool in drug and alcohol addiction recovery. It allows you to explore your emotions, thoughts, perspectives, and situations in privacy and without judgment. Writing out your thoughts can help you make sense of them and give you perspective. In these ways and more, journaling can help you heal from addiction. What...
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beautiful little Black girl with long hair getting ice cream at a summer carnival with her parents
Summer Is Here! Although, if you are in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, summer might also make you nervous. Family relationships might still hold tension, and certain events and places may trigger cravings for drugs or alcohol. So how can you make this summer a time to strengthen family bonds and create happy...
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