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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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recovery documentary
Some documentaries about substance use disorders give the viewer a sense of how the addicted person feels, the consequences they face, and how they work through recovery. Others may focus on how families are affected by addiction or enlighten viewers on a specific issue or injustice, such as how addiction stigma perpetuates misunderstanding and prejudice...
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pretty woman sitting and writing in a journal near a brightly lit window - journaling
Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction takes daily commitment and hard work. One helpful tool in the healing process is journaling. Journaling provides you the opportunity to express your frustrations, sorrows, joys, worries, and accomplishments without judgment. Journaling As Part of Your Recovery Process When journaling, there are no rules to follow and no...
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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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number eleven on bright turquoise stucco building - family therapy
You may have heard the expression “addiction is a family disease.” When a family member struggles with a substance use disorder, everyone in the family unit suffers. Addiction puts the overall health and well-being of every family member in jeopardy. Relationships may be strained or broken. However, with addiction treatment and family therapy, family relationships...
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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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