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The Role Of Mindfulness In Addiction Recovery

Posted on: August 11th, 2020 by admin No Comments

If you know anything about alcohol and drug rehab, you understand that addiction recovery is not linear. There are peaks and troughs along the way. Many people relapse a number of times. Unfortunately, this leads some to be cynical about alcohol and drug rehab. Often, that cynicism gets directed at the more alternative treatments used […]

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How And Why To Put Down Your Phone

Posted on: July 30th, 2020 by admin No Comments

Every week since March, my phone has shocked me by showing me my screen time. I can spend upwards of nine hours on my phone when I am home all day. And, while I know that is nothing to be ashamed of in these trying times, it does alarm me. As a recovering addict, any […]

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Why Do Addicts Self Sabotage?

Posted on: July 28th, 2020 by admin No Comments

A year ago, a close friend died after using spiked cocaine. A few months later, I sat with a mutual friend of ours and listened as he described how he was using substances far more since our friend’s death. I remember hearing stories like this as a kid and thinking that the addicts involved must […]

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A Guide To Dating As A Recovering Addict

Posted on: July 20th, 2020 by admin No Comments

If you have been clean and sober for a while, you may want to start dating as a recovering addict. Dating is tricky for everyone, but for recovering addicts there are a number of potential landmines. These range from how a person will react to learning about your history of addiction to the potential of […]

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Why Trauma And Addiction Are Linked

Posted on: July 10th, 2020 by admin No Comments

If you spend any time in an alcohol and drug rehab center, you will start to see that trauma and addiction are linked. Many recovering addicts have stories of trauma, whether recent or from childhood. In fact, as many as two-thirds of addicts have experienced trauma in their pasts. But why are trauma and addiction […]

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This Is How A Dietitian Can Help A Recovering Addict

Posted on: June 30th, 2020 by admin No Comments

In alcohol and drug rehab, you may be referred to a dietitian. Improved dietary or nutrition habits are incredibly important for recovering addicts for two main reasons. Firstly drug and alcohol abuse come at a cost to your eating habits and physical health. Secondly, the way you feel physically impacts your mental health. But why […]

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These TV Series Accurately Portray Addiction And Rehab

Posted on: June 24th, 2020 by admin No Comments

When I watch most TV series that portray addiction and rehab, I cringe inside. They show outdated clichés about addiction and mental health, and tend to portray treatment as something shapeless and deeply flawed. There is the trope of the main character saying something in a meeting that leaves everyone else shell-shocked, as if they […]

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3 Healthy Eating Tips For Recovering Addicts

Posted on: June 17th, 2020 by admin No Comments

As a recovering addict, eating a healthy diet is part of your journey. But dieting can sometimes serve as a substitute for addiction, and eating disorders and addiction are sometimes connected. Eating healthy foods in moderation is a necessary learning curve for recovering addicts. Many people struggling with addiction stop eating healthy meals for a […]

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These Are The Ways Shame Can Lead To Drug Addiction

Posted on: June 11th, 2020 by admin No Comments

Shame is a common narrative among people in drug rehab. Some have begun to feel shame over the course of their drug addiction, having hurt and even manipulated others. But many recovering addicts recall feeling shame long before they first abused drugs. There is a strong link between shame and drug addiction. An unresolved sense […]

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3 Surprising Lessons You’ll Learn In Drug Rehab

Posted on: May 29th, 2020 by admin No Comments

Drug rehab is a wake up call for just about everyone who spends time there. You learn just how severely your addiction has impacted you and your loved ones. You discover the underlying causes of your addiction. And, of course, you learn one or more approaches to stop using drugs. But drug rehab also throws […]

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Common Misconceptions About Luxury Drug Rehab Centers

Posted on: May 26th, 2020 by admin No Comments

Luxury drug rehab centers have mixed reputations. There are those who rave about their experience in luxury rehab. However, public perception does not always look at luxury drug rehab in a good light. Part of the reason for this is that drug addiction is a great equalizer. The richest of the rich and the poorest […]

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Is It Time To Stop Smoking?

Posted on: May 15th, 2020 by admin No Comments

One of the things COVID-19 has indirectly brought into the spotlight again is the negative effects of smoking. It’s not that we did not know smoking causes lung cancer and other terminal illnesses. However, with the coronavirus attacking the lungs, the danger for smokers became that much more immediate. But what does that mean for […]

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