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Recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol is an ongoing process. It does not instantly happen when you complete your treatment. It does not happen a week or a year after you achieve sobriety. Lasting recovery takes a lifelong commitment to doing the work needed to stay sober. You also need a strong support...Read More
How Can Meditation Help? The practice of meditation helps you to gain inner calm and greater self-awareness by focusing your mind, attention, and thoughts. When a person is in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, calming and focusing the mind through meditation can play an important role in restoring health. Although there is no...Read More
For thousands of years, meditation has been an important spiritual practice in many cultures. However, meditation can be practiced apart from any religious beliefs, and many people today use it for the variety of ways it can support well-being. In the world of addiction recovery, meditation can help people establish a healthy balance that supports...Read More
When you are in recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you have to learn healthy ways to deal with stress or anxiety. You can no longer use your substance of choice as a way to escape from stress. Because extreme or chronic stress can trigger a relapse, it’s important to understand how stress...Read More
You’ve probably heard of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), but one alternative to these 12-step programs is gaining in popularity. About SMART Recovery SMART Recovery, which stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training, provides an option for those who aren’t comfortable with the religious or spiritual aspects of traditional 12-step programs. Based on scientific...Read More
As sobriety progresses, relationships need to be reevaluated. Recovery is a time to surround yourself with positive people who are supportive of your decision to become sober and distance yourself from those who are not. When a person is in recovery, it is important that they separate themselves from people in their lives who do...Read More
There are distinct differences between men and women when it comes to addiction. The two genders don’t use drugs in the same manner and they respond to them differently. To understand more about this topic, let’s take a look at some facts about men and addiction. 1. Men Are More Likely Than Women to Use...Read More
Guilt is an emotion that many people in recovery are familiar with. Once they are free from the influence of addictive substances, they can step back and see how their addiction has impacted their family members and friends in a way that may not have been clear when they were drinking or using. Feeling guilty...Read More
Abstinence-based addiction treatment is based on the idea that there is no “safe” amount of drinking or drug use for people in recovery. Addiction is a chronic disease whose symptoms can be controlled. However, the condition cannot be cured since relapse is always a possibility. Harm reduction is not a treatment method. Instead, it is...Read More
Addiction is a chronic disease affecting the brain and how it functions. Those in recovery need to adopt strategies that will help to rewire the brain to adjust to a chemical-free lifestyle. Taking up yoga can help you learn to calm your body and minds, handle stress, and learn new coping methods. Addiction and the...Read More