Overcome Obsession

Addiction is both a physical and psychological condition. More often than not, addressing the physical aspects of your addiction is far more straightforward than contending with the psychological components. That is why overcoming the obsession of using drugs and/or alcohol is largely a psychological and emotional process. When you are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, […]

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Overcome Resentment

Resentment comes from holding negative feelings, such as anger or displeasure, towards someone or something because of bad situation actually or thought to be caused by that person or thing. Clinging to resentment effects individuals emotionally and physically, and damages relationships with others. With someone struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, resentment may be a […]

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Suspecting Relapse of a Loved One

Once a loved one has successfully completed treatment and is living in recovery, we often feel relief, jubilation, and pride. There is always an underlying fear, however, that he or she has relapsed and returned to drugs or alcohol. On one hand, we want to be sources of support, love, and faith, so that they […]

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An Addiction Recovery Community

The value of recovery community in alcohol and drug addiction cannot be understated. Hearing others communicate their feelings, challenges, and ideas becomes invaluable to the recovery process. Studies show that effective group therapy can make the difference between recovery and relapse, especially after treatment has ended. Recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism requires a safe, clean, and […]

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Your Personal Inventory

As the philosopher George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Conducting a personal inventory can be a useful way to acknowledge what you have been through, and help you plan your happy, healthy life. Reflecting on the past can be very hard and bring up memories you wish […]

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The Benefits of Yoga in Addiction Treatment

Many addictions begin as a coping mechanism or a way of filling a spiritual void. As a result, people in treatment for addiction must learn to deal with their emotions and environment in healthier ways. Practicing yoga is an excellent complement to conventional chemical dependency treatment. A 12-step program and the eight-fold path of yoga […]

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Living just for Today

Believing in oneself is an essential component to the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. Patients in recovery will begin to look healed, and the their physical symptoms will subside. However, addiction is a lifelong disease and the potential to relapse is never gone. For this reason, those in recovery must have a proactive plan […]

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Recovery is a Journey

 “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”  The journey of recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism can be a great journey indeed. People struggling with chemical dependency may see their individual journey through treatment to recovery as a million mile trek through harsh terrain. Addiction, however, is a dark cloud that follows […]

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