alcohol and drug addiction

Forgiveness in Recovery: Learning the Tools to heal

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Forgiveness in Recovery is An Important Step in Healing Forgiveness is a simple behavior. Yet it’s so complex in its machinations. Forgiveness in recovery requires letting go of a constant focus on something you’ve felt was wrong. This is central …

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Dealing with Boredom in an Addiction Recovery

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Those in addiction recovery will often cite that what brings them together is a common enemy—the drugs, alcohol or other numbing agents. However, managing a sober life in addiction recovery has another great enemy—boredom. When you reflect on your time in …

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Detox and Other Common Obstacles in Early Recovery

Letter board reads "You are not alone" for those going into detox and face obstacles in early recovery

Given the common obstacles in early recovery many individuals face, a person battling a drug or alcohol dependency or addiction may acknowledge that a problem exists and recognize the need to reach out to a mental health professional and seek …

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Making Amends – Moving Through AA Steps 8 and 9

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You have come so far in your recovery. Through diligent work, you have made steady progress in admission, accountability and surrender of the power addiction once held over you. There is much for you to be proud of as you approach …

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Get to Know the Dangers of Mixing Substances Before It’s Too Late

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Prescription drugs seem safe to many people because they have been legally prescribed by a physician. However, if you take your prescription medication in ways not intended, you can become seriously ill. Combining medications, even those prescribed to you, can …

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