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The Challenges of the First Year Sober

If you have relied on alcohol or drugs for any length of time to escape from reality or to relieve bad feelings, learning to live sober can be very challenging. The intense symptoms of withdrawal from substance use disorder are only the beginning. Although you may wish you could just get through detox and then live happily ever after, …

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3 Things You Shouldn't Do If Your Loved One Relapses

3 Things You Shouldn’t Do If Your Loved One Relapses

When you love someone recovering from alcohol or drug addiction, you may feel a huge sense of relief when they agree to go into treatment and get sober. You want to believe that all the bad times are behind you. However, if your loved one ends up relapsing, it can be devastating for you. Relapses are not …

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Practicing Radical Acceptance on Your Recovery Journey

You may have heard of the idea of “Radical Acceptance,” but what does it mean to embody this practice? And how can it help those on their recovery journey? How does DBT play a part?When faced with situations and experiences that can cause suffering, such as the loss of a loved one or relationship, or …

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Sugar Cravings in the Recovery Process

The recovery process is full of temptation: from sugar cravings that threaten to derail your efforts towards physical health to the monumental urges that threaten to steal your sobriety. Anyone taking on the task of recovery should be aware of these threats to the recovery process, no matter how big or small.In addition to knowing …

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Your Diet In Early Recovery

A well-balanced, healthy diet is vital for good nutrition and excellent health, especially for those in early recovery. Misusing alcohol and drugs can contribute to nutritional deficiencies, so adhering to a healthy diet in recovery can be especially essential to restoring quality of life when receiving treatment and recovering from addiction.Eating foods with little to …

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Addiction Treatment: 5 Foods to Help Your Body Heal

Most people are aware that adhering to a nutritious, well-balanced diet can be vital to living a long and happy life. They understand that learning about nutrition and diet will likely be central to the work of eating disorder treatment. Still, they may not realize how essential it is to eat healthy during the process …

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Encouraging Change in Addiction Treatment

Encouraging Change in Addiction Treatment

It’s truly a beautiful feeling when we open ourselves up to vulnerability and change, but encouraging change in addiction treatment can be more difficult. It takes courage to actively choose and approach our goals, to seek and accept help for addiction and mental health struggles. But sometimes this isn’t our journey; sometimes we’re watching our …

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In Addiction Treatment and Beyond: We Need Each Other

In Addiction Treatment and Beyond: We Need Each Other

If any good thing has arisen from the collective trauma that we are all experiencing through the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent prevention methods, it is a spotlight on just how much we need each other especially when it comes to addiction treatment and beyond. Throughout the last six months, our ability to adapt to …

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