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The Benefits Of Keeping A Journal In Rehab

Posted on: April 1st, 2020 by admin No Comments

Have you considered keeping a journal in rehab? Documenting the process can have important benefits, and can help you stay on track even when you have returned to the outside world. Psychologists have long extolled the importance of keeping a journal or diary. The process of writing your experiences down by hand is, at the […]

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Do I Need To Be Religious To Recover From Drug Addiction?

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

A number of people have asked me the question of do I need to be religious to recover from drug addiction? I see where they are coming from. The famed 12 Step Program has multiple mentions of “God” or a “Higher Power” to whom you need to give up your will. Since most rehabs use […]

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5 Hopeful Novels To Read In Rehab

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

During my first couple of weeks, I had no idea how to find novels to read in rehab. In the literary world, there’s a perception that any serious novel is gloomy. Cynicism is seen as high-brow, while hope is considered naive. As someone who takes literature seriously, I subscribed to this view. However, reading Dostoevsky […]

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What Happens If You’re Not Like Other People In Rehab?

Posted on: March 9th, 2020 by admin No Comments

“I’m not like them,” my mother told me on her second day in rehab. “I was addicted to sleeping pills while they were doing heroin.” Depending on your circumstances, you might be offended by this statement or relate to it. I personally found it insensitive, considering I had been in rehab for hard drugs once. […]

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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 best drug rehab? […]

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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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