What Can Los Angeles Offer to Someone In Recovery?

What Los Angeles Offers To Recovery

Los Angeles is a great big city, with over 4 million residents, over 270 different neighborhoods, and worldwide fame as the home of Hollywood, the entertainment center of the world. Yet LA is also home to thousands of recovering drug addicts, and a large sober living community. Despite its fair share of problems with drug […]

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Are You Mentally Prepared for Sobriety?

Ready to Embrace Sobriety

For most people, there is a sizable gap of time between the moment you first decide you should probably start taking the idea of going clean seriously and taking the first step to going clean. The hours and days between those two moments are speckled with moments of anxiety, frustration, and fear. And all of […]

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What Are You Missing Out on Due to Drugs?

What Are You Missing Out On While Addicted

In short, drug use robs you of life. It robs you of time, of people, of meaning, of work, of experience, of everything that makes life worth living. It gives you an easy out, a way to numb the pain, but only at first. That excuse goes up in smoke very quickly, but too often, […]

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Understanding the Needs of Someone in Recovery

Support of Friends and Family In Recovery

The recovery process can be arduous and draining, and while recovery is the journey of an individual, it’s often only possible through the combined efforts of an addict’s family and friends. Supporting a loved one through the process of addiction recovery requires an understanding of their emotional needs as a recovering addict. Without the right […]

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Ensuring Self-Care

I have been struggling with my depression and anxiety lately. Two feelings that have followed, and at times, plagued me for years. They’ve also taught me a lot about myself, my resilience, and what it means to truly take care of oneself. Most of the time these feelings sit at a 4 or a 5 […]

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How Drinking Can Lead to Addiction

How Drinking Can Lead to Addiction

Alcohol is one of the most destructive drugs on the planet. Being the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States, alcohol is among the most dangerous substances known to man – not because of its potency, but because of its ubiquitous nature. Despite America’s often hard attitude towards drugs, drinking gets special […]

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Accepting Failure

Lately, I’ve been putting myself out there more. Playing outside my comfort zone. I started working on a book, and through the experience, I have found myself facing some deep fears – fear of vulnerability and failure. I have always been willing to share my story. Energetically expressing my thoughts on life and hopes for […]

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Building Community

Building Community - Transcend Recovery Community

I spent this past weekend with someone very near and dear to me at what I can only describe as a summer camp for adults. And I want to share my learnings from this incredible experience. For one of the activities, each of us was required to climb a 40-foot pole and walk across a […]

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Opioids Pose Considerable Risk for Addiction

How Opioids Affect You

To put it simply, an addiction is a condition wherein a pleasant-feeling habit turns into an unavoidable obsession, one you cannot cut ties with or live without. This isn’t like developing a love for a dish and “not getting enough of it”. It is like developing the sense of a need for opioids like you […]

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