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overhead shot of volunteers packing food items - giving back
You have gone through detox and completed your addiction treatment program. And you put in the hard work needed to achieve sobriety and feel committed to the work required to sustain it. You are healthier, happier, and feeling grateful. Feeling gratitude is part of recovery. It makes you want to help others and give back...
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pretty blonde woman with her hands up to her eyes - excessive alcohol use and your eyes
Excessive Alcohol Use & Your Body You may be aware that excessive alcohol use damages your body. Did you know it can damage your eyes? Often when a person suffers from alcohol addiction, they have “alcoholic eyes.” The term refers to the harmful effects excessive alcohol consumption has on a person’s eyes and vision. Drinking...
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young bearded college student looking stressed and leaning against a locker - post-acute withdrawal syndrome
Drug or alcohol addiction is a chronic brain disease that affects a person mentally and physically. When an individual stops using substances, they go through a period of detox and withdrawal. The symptoms they experience during this initial stage of withdrawal typically last for several days to a few weeks depending on the drug involved....
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pink clouds against a purple sky - pink cloud syndrome
Anyone recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction knows recovery is hard work. You have to stay focused and safeguard your sobriety every day. Learning about pink cloud syndrome and its emotional rollercoaster is key to preventing relapse. What Is the Pink Cloud Syndrome? The term “pink cloud” was coined in Alcoholics Anonymous by members...
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young man pointing his finger at the young woman sitting across the table from him - toxic relationships
It’s not uncommon to have people in your life who are difficult to get along with. Often, we can minimize contact with these people and tolerate them when necessary. But sometimes we can get stuck in a difficult relationship that is not so easy to avoid. Toxic relationships can lead to emotional damage, exhaustion, and...
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woman's hand with a digital overlay of the human brain hovering above her hand - neuroplasticity
Scientists once thought the human brain was a static organ when fully developed. They believed if it suffered an injury, accident, or other types of damage, it would not completely recover. They now know that the brain can heal itself when damaged. Although individual neurons may be unrepairable, the brain can forge new neural pathways...
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cute man and woman embracing after she receives flowers for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day in Recovery Valentine’s Day is a day when many people show their significant other they love and appreciate them. Chocolates, flowers, and romantic dinners with wine or champagne are often part of the celebration. But if you or your loved one is in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, especially if newly...
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middle age man sitting in bookstore or library reading a book - addiction recovery
Recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is a lifelong process that requires making healthy choices every day. Achieving lasting sobriety takes vigilance, commitment, and motivation. In times of discouragement, it can feel especially helpful to hear the stories of others who are in recovery. To that end, we offer below a selection of books...
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pretty middle age woman working late at an office computer - high-functioning
In the United States, millions of people struggle each day with alcohol use disorders. The signs of alcohol addiction are often easy to recognize in many people. However, for someone who is high-functioning, the signs of alcoholism are not always so clear. Defining “High-Functioning” The term “functional alcoholic” was used in a 2007 report by...
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5 statues of Buddha - meditation types
Meditation is a simple but powerful technique that has many benefits for people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. It is the practice of developing awareness of the present moment by focusing your mind. Doing this regularly improves self-control, promotes self- confidence, and reduces stress, anxiety, and depression. It fosters an overall sense of...
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