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Recovery from Alcoholism is Possible: A Compassionate Approach

As a clinical psychologist specializing in addiction, I have witnessed the transformative power of rehabilitation for individuals struggling with alcohol addiction. Through my years of experience, I have seen countless lives changed, families reconnected, and individuals find hope and purpose again. In this article, I will discuss the essential elements of alcohol addiction rehabilitation, share
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Why Recovering Addicts Need To Grieve To Move On

My mother went to rehab at the age of sixty-nine. She successfully stopped using alcohol and her life changed dramatically. She is now healthier than ever before, both physically and mentally, and she is extremely excited about this. However, along with that excitement comes a lot of regrets. She wishes she had stopped using alcohol
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Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions For Recovering Addicts

Addiction is a disease that cannot be beaten by resolution alone. Every addict has resolved not to drink or use substances again, only to find the resolution impossible to keep. There is no reason New Year’s Resolutions should be any different. However, for those already on a recovery journey, New Year’s resolutions can give you
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Why The Holidays Are The Best Time To Go To Alcohol And Drug Rehab

If you're thinking about entering alcohol and drug rehab, the holidays might seem like the worst possible time. It may mean missing out on seeing family and friends and celebrating together. However, there are actually a number of reasons why it is actually the best time to go to alcohol and drug rehab. Before explaining
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Why You Should Get A Houseplant After Leaving Rehab

My therapist in rehab advised me to get a houseplant. She said that once I’d owned a houseplant for a year, I should consider getting a pet. Only after a year of pet ownership should I consider a romantic relationship. At the time, this made little sense to me. It felt like a test. Like
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5 Types Of People To Avoid After Rehab

On leaving drug and alcohol rehab, many recovering addicts assume that they need to avoid any location where alcohol is served. They avoid parties where people are likely to drink or do recreational drugs. While avoiding places like these can help you maintain your sobriety, the amount of danger more often depends on the people
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Top Programs For The Families Of Addicts In Recovery

Addiction is often described as a family disease. This is only in part because the actions of the addict negatively impact the family. The reality is that when a member of a family becomes addicted to substances, the entire family system is altered. This can be seen most clearly in the case of codependent relationships.
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3 Mindfulness Techniques To Help Reduce Cravings

Mindfulness is intrinsically linked to addiction treatment, regardless of treatment philosophy. After all, recovering addicts need to resist or simply get through cravings, and mindfulness provides the primary tools to weather the moment. Mindfulness teaches you to be present, to feel your emotions and physical sensations rather than avoiding them, and to observe them without
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3 Creative Outlets To Try Without Spending Money

Creative pursuits provide ideal outlets for recovering addicts. They give you space to do something entirely for yourself, and can become incredibly meaningful. With time, you can begin to understand yourself better by expressing what is inside you without your mind getting in the way. However, many recovering addicts never pursue creative outlets, even though
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These Are The Best Addiction Recovery Podcasts Available Free

Are you looking for the best addiction recovery podcasts? The podcasts discussed below are all available for free on multiple platforms. It took me a long time to get into the world of podcasts. I thought that the whole thing was self-indulgent: arrogant people who thought they were interesting enough to put their conversations online
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Tips To Navigate Holidays As A Recovering Addict

It’s no secret that holidays are the most difficult time for many recovering addicts. After all, they not only remind us of previous years of substance abuse, but also tend to put us in close contact with those substances. The chances are that any party you attend will have alcohol available at least. But avoiding
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Using The Mindfulness Principle Of Beginner’s Mind For Addiction

One of the reasons mindfulness is an effective complementary treatment for drug and alcohol abuse is that it reframes the way you see the world. For someone struggling with addiction, the world can seem like a very cold and hopeless place. You might have experienced a lot of suffering, and may see few possibilities ahead.
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