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Embracing Self-Affirming Language in Daily Life

Language is a powerful tool. For those in recovery from addiction, language can also aid in recovery by continuing to foster change both inside and out of the recovery sphere. Embracing the language of self-affirmation in daily life can be a core component to navigating the difficult recovery journey. It can help each individual become …

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Tackling Urges and Maintaining a Sober Focus

Urges are an unfortunate inevitability throughout any stage of addiction recovery. Often, they are prevalent during the beginning of one’s sober journey in detox or residential programs. However, it is still common to experience them even after graduating from a treatment program. Balancing one’s recovery and personal life can also cause urges as well.  Being …

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Creating Your Own Family in Recovery

Family is a major part of one’s life. The various relationships established with family members can influence an individual through each stage in their lives, working to establish norms, form opinions and viewpoints, and continue to impact an individual from childhood to adulthood.  However, families can take a number of different forms, and there is …

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Daily Rituals for a Healthy Mind

Addiction and mental health disorders can affect every aspect of an individual’s life. They can inhibit daily routines, workplace performance, and attendance and otherwise compromise even one’s motivation to accomplish their goals. However, providing the body and mind with a daily routine can help structure one’s day to start off with the right mindset and …

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Staying Sober Even When Your Friends Aren’t

The decision to stay sober is one focus of addiction recovery. All of an individual’s goals and strategies are based on the idea that one’s use of addictive substances is behind them. This profound decision is something that is to be celebrated.  However, making this decision for oneself doesn’t necessarily mean that one’s friends or …

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One Year In: Celebrating, Adjusting, and Preparing for the Future

No part of the recovery process is easy, and reaching an entire year sober is a huge accomplishment. However, this milestone doesn’t mean that one’s recovery no longer needs to be at the forefront of one’s mind. This time is a huge transition point that indicates how an individual has learned to cope with several …

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How Can I Celebrate Spring Break While Sober?

Traditionally, hordes of college kids have descended on beaches and vacation spots to celebrate spring break. However, people have started rethinking spring break because of COVID-19, and those in recovery especially need to reconsider their approach to spring break to remain safe and sober. Clubs aren’t the only ones who gear up for spring break. …

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The Importance of Finding Sober Friendships in Recovery

Isolation significantly impacts and influences addiction – loneliness can cause a person to search for a coping mechanism. As addiction progresses, someone may begin to isolate more and more from their friends and family. The cure for this is precisely the opposite – finding people you can be around and lean on in times of …

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