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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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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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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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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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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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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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