Meditation in Addiction Recovery

Meditation in Addiction Recovery Finding much needed clarity, stillness, and strength. Meditation factors into each person’s recovery process differently. While some people may find that immersing themselves into a particular religion with formal ritual and prayer is an essential component of a successful treatment and recovery process, others may find non-traditional spiritual forms and practices […]

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Is it a Slip or Relapse

Is it a Slip or Relapse in Substance Addiction? Is a slip and relapse the same thing? Many people in recovery hear the terms slip and relapse, and wonder if they are the same thing. Sometimes slip and relapse are used interchangeably, so it can be confusing. Some addicts see them as the same thing, […]

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How to Support those in Recovery

  How to Support Those in Recovery Learn, Listen, and Love When our loved ones enter addiction recovery, we want to do everything we can to prevent a relapse. Through learning, listening, and loving you can provide the support your loved one needs. 1. Learn You should not only support your loved one’s efforts to […]

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Pain Management and Chemical Dependency

  Pain Management and Chemical Dependency A chemical dependency to prescription medication can develop whether or not you have a history of addiction. In particular, medications for pain management can quickly become addictive. These prescriptions contain opioids that treat acute pain after an operation or injury and the severe, chronic and debilitating pain associated with illnesses such as […]

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Beyond Nutrition

Beyond Nutrition The Importance of Eating Healthy in Addiction Recovery A person struggling who has had a substance addiction has a fragile body systems. Because of this, treatment centers have focused on healthy eating and customized nutrition plans for patients. By replacing toxic substances with healthful food, the person can begin to heal body, mind, […]

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4 Reasons to Exercise During Addiction Recovery

Many who abuse drugs or alcohol neglect important components of daily health, wreaking havoc on both emotional and physical well being. It is important to repair the psychological and physical damage of chemical dependency as well as the damaged mind-body connection. Exercise in chemical dependency treatment serves many purposes, but there are some primary benefits […]

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Outgrowing 12-Step Meetings

Outgrowing 12-Step Meetings – When and How to Change your Recovery Plan Is there something missing from your group? Have the dynamics of the group changed? Do the meeting times make it difficult to attend? Would you rather be doing something else? In the first year of recovery, 12-Step meetings are an important part of […]

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