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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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illustration of a man standing in front of a huge question mark - functional addict
What Is a Functional Addict? The term functional addict is often used to describe a person who uses drugs or alcohol but continues to work and engage in life. While the term describes an important concept in addiction–the ability to be addicted to a substance while seeming “okay” or even successful to others–we prefer to...
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group of young adult friends playing card games in front of Christmas tree - New Year's Eve sober
For many people, possibly yourself in the past, celebrating New Year’s Eve means a night of drinking too much or partying with friends. As the holiday approaches, you may be wondering how to celebrate New Year’s Eve now that you are sober. We offer below six fun ways to bring in the New Year, have...
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painting or illustration of person swimming upstream at the edge of a waterfall - blue tones - depression
Everyone feels down or sad once in a while. The feelings may last for a few days or a week or two depending on the reason and circumstances. These feelings are normal. But if the feelings of intense sadness last longer than two weeks, occur almost every day, and affect how you function in your...
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group of young adult friends ice skating during the holidays
The holidays are meant to be a time of celebration and joy, of getting together with family and friends. For most people, the celebrations also come with moments of anxiety and stress. But for anyone recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, the holiday season might be much less about joy and much more about...
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handsome young man holding up his right hand - addiction
Millions of people in the United States are affected by addiction to drugs or alcohol. In fact, according to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, almost 25 million Americans aged 12 and over struggle with substance use disorders. One of the most common mental illnesses in the country, addiction is defined by the National...
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pretty brunette woman drinking red wine at home - she has a glass and is holding the bottle - alcohol withdrawal
Did you know that in the United States, alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance? More than 17 million adults, or one out of every twelve, are dependent on alcohol. Although alcohol is legal and easy to acquire, it is a drug. As a central nervous system depressant, alcohol slows down the chemical signals...
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young woman relaxed and leaning back on couch with her eyes closed - mindfulness meditation
Although everyone’s recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is unique, several recovery tools work well for most people: a healthy diet and exercise routine, consistently good sleep, and regular connection with the recovery community. Another wonderful tool for anyone to try is mindfulness meditation. Some might argue that mindfulness meditation is more than an effective...
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pretty young woman signing the number seven with her hands against a pink background - myths
What Are Myths? One definition of myth is a false belief held by many people. When it comes to addiction and recovery, myths are harmful to everyone involved. Only when people understand the truth about substance abuse, addiction, and recovery can long-term healing begin. We offer below seven common addiction myths and the realities behind...
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middle age man with long hair and a beard looking defeated, holding a glass of liquor while on the couch at home - addiction signs
Addiction to drugs or alcohol, also known as a substance use disorder (SUD), is a complex, chronic brain disease. It changes a person’s brain chemistry and thus their behavior, causing them to continue seeking and using their substance of choice regardless of any negative consequences. For some people, addiction begins with the experimental or recreational...
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