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Do You Feel Lonely Even Around Loved Ones?

Posted on: February 21st, 2020 by admin No Comments

I used to think I was destined to suffer from chronic loneliness. I felt terribly lonely when on my own. But I often felt worse around friends and family. Yes, I was with people, but I felt no sense of connection. There were people who could soothe my loneliness. I managed to connect with these […]

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The Reason LGBT People Are More Likely To Struggle With Addiction

Posted on: February 14th, 2020 by admin No Comments

When I entered rehab, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of LGBT addicts present. Don’t get me wrong, I did not want other LGBT people to be struggling, but all my life I had been in the minority. Now I found myself in an environment which was at least fifty-percent out-and-proud people. This really […]

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Why You Need To Break Down Your Addiction Narratives

Posted on: February 6th, 2020 by admin No Comments

Every person understands their lives through a series of narratives. As humans, that is what we do. We see patterns and tell stories to try and make sense of where we came from and where we’re going. However, in recovery, addiction narratives can become a significant obstacle. Addiction narratives are the stories people suffering from […]

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Why You Need To Stop Blaming Yourself And Others

Posted on: February 4th, 2020 by admin No Comments

“The doctor who prescribed me opioids started me on the road to addiction” “I was so stupid to think I had to get drunk at every college party” “My mom left bottles of alcohol lying around when I was still a kid” “I did terrible things and needed to numb the guilt” “I need to […]

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Why Do I Need Rehab If I No Longer Use?

Posted on: January 23rd, 2020 by admin No Comments

I had been clean for a week. I felt good. I had made the decision to stop using and here I was. Detox had cleared the drugs out of my system and I could go on with my life. Why were people encouraging me to go into rehab? Do I really need drug rehab? The […]

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How To Travel Safely As A Recovering Addict

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

A few weeks ago we wrote about the transformative possibilities travel provides, especially for people who have suffered with mental illness and addiction. It truly broadens your horizons in many ways. However, it did bring up the memory of the first time I traveled after leaving rehab. In the weeks before, I felt an increasing […]

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Can You Learn To Be Honest After Years Of Addiction?

Posted on: January 7th, 2020 by admin No Comments

If you or a loved one suffer from addiction, you are certainly aware that lies and manipulation are part of the illness. Addicts will do what it takes to keep using drugs or alcohol, even when that means losing the trust of the people they love. In recovery, many addicts grapple with the same problem: […]

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How Does Addiction Start?

Posted on: December 17th, 2019 by admin No Comments

People around the world, from all walks of life can potentially suffer from addiction. Whether male or female, old or young, rich or poor, addiction does not discriminate.  So how exactly does an addiction develop? According to the Washington Post, “The rising death and addiction toll has followed a decade-long surge in the distribution of […]

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Why the Opioid Crisis Is Bigger than Politics

Posted on: November 21st, 2019 by admin No Comments

The opioid crisis is so widespread that it is a crucial topic that many presidential candidates will be covering in the upcoming election. The question is, should the opioid crisis even be a topic of debate? Most feel this is not a bipartisan issue, more so a matter of life and death than politics. Although […]

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Travel For Depression

Posted on: November 14th, 2019 by admin No Comments

It’s no secret that travel has mental health benefits. Most people just feel better while they are on vacation or traveling to a new place. Excitement for a trip boosts mood even before you can pack your suitcase. While traveling, people are continuously being stimulated by new sights, smells, sounds, activities and people. A change […]

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Which Holistic Therapy Treatment Is Most Effective In Addiction Recovery

Posted on: October 19th, 2019 by admin No Comments

The meaning of holistic is described as dealing with or treating the whole of something. In regards to recovery, holistic treatment takes into account the mind and the body. The ultimate goal of holistic healing is wholeness.  Other names for holistic therapy include complementary therapy, alternative therapy, traditional or eastern medicine. There are various types of holistic […]

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Rediscover Yourself In Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Posted on: October 11th, 2019 by admin No Comments

When one checks into drug and alcohol rehab centers they begin the process of recovery. They also begin the process of rediscovery. For many entering rehab for their first time it means coming face to face with a person they have been avoiding seeing for years; themselves.  They have to be honest with themselves and come […]

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