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Posted on September 17, 2015 in Addiction Recovery

Can Recovering Addicts Ever Be Normal?

When you were an active drug addict or alcoholic, the life you lived was far from normal. You may have cut ties with people and activities that were important to you so that you could continue to obsessively pursue your drug of choice. You may have stolen money or possessions from people you cared about. You may have had legal problems or been unable to hold a job. Much of what you did was done in secrecy, hiding from others and lying to them.

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Posted on September 16, 2015 in Addiction Recovery

How to Rebuild Relationships After Rehab

When you go to rehab for addiction, you have one thing on your mind: getting better. Rehab, in a way, is a selfish thing. In order to succeed at getting sober, you have to focus on you. When you leave rehab, you have not only a new life to live, but also a big mess to face. One of the most important messes to clean up after rehab is the relationship mess. You probably wrecked all kinds of relationships with people from your parents to your romantic partner, your friends and even your coworkers. Here’s how you get those relationships back on track.

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Work Your Way Through the Stages of Recovery

Posted on February 19, 2015 in Addiction Recovery, Uncategorized

Work Your Way Through the Stages of Recovery

Did you know that your recovery from addiction will happen in stages? Every time you hit one of the stages of addiction recovery, you will have achieved a major milestone on your path to sobriety. Going through treatment and getting sober may be the most difficult thing you do in your life. Addiction is a serious disease, and recovering from it is hard work. Learn now about the stages you can expect to go through and use them as motivation to keep moving forward on your journey.

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Can You Think Your Way Out of Stress and Depression?

Posted on October 7, 2014 in Depression

Can You Think Your Way Out of Stress and Depression?

By Suzanne Kane

In this fast-paced world, there’s no shortage of daily demands. In the determination to accomplish everything, some things inevitably fall off the list or people find themselves less than satisfied with the results. A mounting sense of pressure can take its toll, even bringing on symptoms of depression.

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How to Cope When Your Spouse Relapses

Posted on September 17, 2014 in Addiction Recovery

How to Cope When Your Spouse Relapses

It sometimes feels more frustrating than the original addiction: watching your loved one relapse after weeks, months, or even years of hard work. If you are coping with life after your spouse’s addiction, be aware that relapse is very common. You should also know that a relapse does not mean that he can’t or won’t get back on track again. When relapse does happen, stand firm, give him your support, and take care of yourself. Help him get through this bump in the road and your relationship will be the healthier for it. 

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Helping Your Recovering Loved One Ditch Old Friends

Posted on September 12, 2014 in Addiction Recovery

Helping Your Recovering Loved One Ditch Old Friends

When you love an addict you go through many trials and challenges. When he was still using he probably neglected you. He may have used you or even stolen from you. You likely stayed up nights worrying. Now that he’s in recovery, you feel like a big weight has been lifted—but maybe you are still worrying about him and hoping he won’t start up again.

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