September is National Recovery Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and celebrating those who have overcome drug and alcohol addiction and mental health challenges. It is a month for promoting the benefits of recovery, supporting individuals on their journey, and highlighting the positive impact that treatment and support services can have. The Significance of...Read More
When recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, you must stay focused on your sobriety. Staying sober takes hard work and daily commitment. It requires taking good care of yourself mentally and physically, rebuilding relationships, attending 12-Step meetings, and avoiding relapse triggers. But it also means taking time to enjoy life and have fun. Having...Read More
For a person in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, relapsing can be devastating. But the fact is, for many individuals, relapse is part of their recovery process. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, approximately 40 to 60 percent of people in addiction recovery relapse. Statistics show relapse rates are different for...Read More
The power of music is undeniable. Sure, it makes you feel good. But music can do so much more. It can change your mood, comfort you, or motivate, inspire, and strengthen you. If you are in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, music can help you connect to your emotions. It can help you...Read More
Good nutrition is important for everyone, but for people in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, it is crucial. Addiction takes a huge toll on a person. It harms the body and brain. To function correctly, the brain and body need a healthy, balanced diet. How Does Active Addiction Affect Nutrition? When an individual...Read More
A lifelong process, addiction recovery requires constant dedication, motivation, and hard work. Hearing or reading stories of others in recovery can provide encouragement and inspiration. Here are six books to enjoy that can be sources of inspiration for anyone in recovery. Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff The inspiration for the award-winning motion...Read More
Follow these 8 Tips for Staying Sober on Vacation! Going on vacation is fun, but it can bring challenges to your sobriety. Being out of your normal routine can increase anxiety and make dealing with family dynamics and daily decisions about what to do and where to eat seem more difficult than usual. However, with...Read More
Being in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction includes many challenges. Learning how to manage cravings is one of the main ones. One popular management technique for cravings is urge surfing. What is the Difference Between Urges and Cravings? In recovery, especially in the early stages, people have intense cravings to continue using their...Read More
Are you feeling anxious and wondering if you can hang out with friends in a social setting while staying sober? If you are new to recovery, you will want to avoid any situation that could be a trigger and put you at risk for relapse. Being well-prepared, having a strong system of support, and making...Read More
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...Read More
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