Finding Meaning in Recovery

Finding Meaning In Recovery

Many people who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction do not seek help until the point that the addiction has come to permeate every aspect of life. It begins to affect your marriage, your relationship with your children, your job, and your health. The substance abuse can become such a major part of your life, […]

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Where to Turn For Help After Relapse

Where to Turn For Help After Relapse

It is hardly possible to talk about recovery without mentioning relapse. The instance of relapse for a recovering individual is so common, that many substance abuse treatment programs now include it as part of the process of recovery. Not only is it common, but it can actually be something which brings you closer to your […]

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How Drugs Can Harm Your Personality And Social Life

Negative Effects of Drugs on Personality and Social Life

Most people use substances for the perceived benefit of experiencing a change in their state of consciousness. While intoxicated, negative experiences such as self-consciousness, stress, over-thinking, anxiety, and fear are reduced. The very same brain mechanisms which permit these negative experiences, however, are at work in making sure that you stay true to who you […]

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Why Are Designer Drugs So Dangerous?

Why Are Designer Drugs So Dangerous

Designer drugs were identified as a problem during the 1980’s. The benefits of using designer drugs were promoted by college students and trend followers, much in the way that a wearing a brand of clothing or the holding the latest technology would be considered a mark of coolness. Because the particular arrangement of the designer […]

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Picking Up The Pieces of Your Life In Recovery

Picking up the pieces of your life

The Betty Ford Institute defines recovery as “a voluntarily maintained lifestyle composed characterized by sobriety, personal health, and citizenship.” Sobriety refers to the act of refraining from using substances which are not prescribed to you by a doctor. Personal health refers to taking care of your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Citizenship refers to the […]

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How To Stay Sober Through Hard Times

Staying Sober Through The Hard Times

It is fairly easy to stay on track with our goals while we are feeling good, and easy to stay sober while life is going exactly how we’ve planned it. The thing about life, though, is that it rarely unfolds in a perfect way. Days and years are spent doing things we’d rather not do. […]

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4 Ways Being A Drunk Can Ruin Your Life

4 Ways Being A Drunk Can Ruin Your Life

When it comes to alcohol, there are more downsides to it than there are upsides. The temporary mental relief that drinking alcohol excessively provides can be seriously offset by the quality of life that it takes away. The following are just a handful of the ways that alcoholism can ruin your life. The level of […]

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