Keeping Negative Thoughts at Bay

Keeping Negative Thoughts at Bay - Transcend Recovery

I have a tendency to point out flaws. To skew towards the negative. Whether it be in how I judge myself or the world around me. Which may come as surprising given my unswerving belief in the beauty and potential in others and this planet. Yet, my mind will always make a “problems list” first. Thankfully, […]

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Saying No to Drugs/Alcohol: The Daily Struggle

Saying No to Drugs and Alcohol

Staying clean at a rehab facility or a sober living home is difficult, but nothing compared to the struggle of continuing a sober life while still fighting the urge to use again in an environment without the same level of control that you might have come to expect in recovery clinics. The daily struggle to […]

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Keeping Focus on the Marathon to Success

There is a proverb that asks, who will climb the mountain and who will sustain himself to stay on the mountain? Throughout my life, I have struggled with the “sustaining” part. I pour intense passion and excitement into things at the beginning, but when the initial rush fades, progress stalls with it. One project or […]

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Celebrating Recovery Milestones

Celebrating Recovery Milestones

When recovery is seen as this long, monolithic and largely daunting section of your life that you must ‘overcome’ and ‘struggle through’, you’re likely putting yourself in a harder spot than you should. Daunting tasks should be broken up into smaller and simpler steps – and the same goes for recovery. By celebrating recovery milestones […]

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Find Your Passion, Find Your Success

Find Your Passion, Find Your Success - Transcend Recovery

I often evaluate success. And not in the “fame and fortune” sense. Rather, I wonder what makes some people charge through life with unmistakable energy and purpose. With a visceral ambition. An envious passion for whatever it is they’re doing. You’ve met these people. You’ve read or heard about these people. Perhaps you are this […]

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What to Expect When You Stop Drinking

What To Expect When You Stop Drinking

Alcohol is a particularly destructive drug, both physically and socially. However, a lot of the damage dealt through booze can be reversed, given time and proper care. You’ll find that if you tackle alcohol use disorder head-on and make progress in recovery, life will change fairly drastically. Before we get into what to expect when […]

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Being Understanding of a Loved One in Recovery

Understanding Loved One In Recovery

It’s frustrating to be an addict’s partner or close relative, and it’s okay to think, feel, and sometimes even say that. But it’s also important to put things in perspective, consider your partner’s circumstances, and understand both what it means to be an addict, and how demanding recovery can be. Not all relationships survive an […]

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