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New Year’s Resolutions – Yay or Nay?

This time of year brings about many things. The holidays are over, and things begin to settle down. You may find yourself falling back into your comfortable routine. While the holidays are enjoyable and special, there is often a feeling of relief when they pass, and your life goes back to normal. However, with theRead More

Creating a Positive Circle

You’ve likely heard the expression that says you are probably going to become the average of the five people you hang around most often. For some of us, that is a scary thought! Take a moment and really consider who you spend the most time with each day. Is it the coworker that sits inRead More

Safety in Numbers

Loneliness can magnify issues with addiction. Pain and ghosts from the past that led your way to drugs or alcohol can easily reemerge when you feel alone. In fact, this can be such a problem for those in the early stages of recovery and even later, that the buddy system is a common strategy forRead More

Don’t Underestimate Gratitude

Research shows that those who express more significant levels of gratitude live longer, more fulfilled lives. Stress levels decrease, anxiety lessens, and the ability to concentrate and focus both increases. For someone in recovery, an uncomplicated, easily accessible strategy to relax, improve mood, and find joy is immensely important. Gratitude can do all of thoseRead More

Recovery…The New Me

For many, addiction quickly becomes a part of your identity. You often associate with others that are doing drugs or abusing alcohol and are making many of the same life choices that you are at that time. The places you go, the things you do, and even your appearance all become inexplicably linked to yourRead More

What type of Detox Program is Right for me?

Detoxification is the process your body goes through to rid itself of the toxins and chemicals stored in your body after an extended period of substance or alcohol abuse. When a person has habitually abused drugs or alcohol, their body is dependent on that substance to function. When the user removes the substance, they mayRead More

The Benefits of Sunlight

Our bodies obtain the necessary minerals and vitamins in a wide variety of ways. One such method that is often overlooked is through the sun. The sun provides a wide range of healing benefits. Some of these benefits are even more valuable to those of us in recovery. In fact, using the sun’s natural benefitsRead More

Are your Friends Helping or Hurting?

A popular, and quite relevant, expression refers to the concept that you become the aggregate of the five people you spend the most time with throughout your life. Take a moment to consider the magnitude of this statement. We all have hopes, dreams, and goals. Many of us spend much of our time trying toRead More

Expectations and Recovery

An important component of any successful recovery deals with the individual’s expectations. When you decided to get help for the addiction issues in your life, you had at least a vague idea of what you thought your recovery would look like. Maybe it was as simple as knowing that you will no longer have daysRead More

Addiction Treatment and Finances

The decision to seek treatment is monumental to say the very least. You chose life. You chose sobriety. You chose health. You chose YOU. That is something to be extremely proud of. Now, this is where the rubber meets the road, as the saying goes. You have done your research, and you know what typeRead More