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How to Create A New Life After Drug Addiction How to Create A New Life After Drug Addiction

Article from Operation Clean Recovery

From the article:"For so long, your life has centered around drugs or alcohol, but when you have the opportunity to redo everything from ...

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0 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-career jplist-topic-Recovery 0 343987 343987 From the article:"For so long, your life has centered around drugs or alcohol, but when you have the opportunity to redo everything from scratch, it can be difficult to know how or where to begin."This article takes common concerns about life during addiction recovery and gives responses from experts.  

How to Create A New Life After Drug Addiction

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From the article:"For so long, your life has centered around drugs or alcohol, but when you have the opportunity to redo everything from scratch, it ...

Recovery During the Holidays Doesn't Have to Be.. → Recovery During the Holidays Doesn't Have to Be.. →

Article from Susan Lemere

In her article, Susan Lemere says, "Yes, it is true the season can trigger cravings and that certain situations are hard to ...

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1 Article-Article jplist-topic-Christmas jplist-topic-Holiday jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Stress jplist-topic-Thanksgiving 0 343993 343993 In her article, Susan Lemere says, "Yes, it is true the season can trigger cravings and that certain situations are hard to navigate substance-free. But most people I know in long-term recovery have found ways to be at peace with the holiday season, at minimum, and many now find the holiday season a source of great joy."Here are some of the things that have gotten people in recovery through the holidays.

Recovery During the Holidays Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

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In her article, Susan Lemere says, "Yes, it is true the season can trigger cravings and that certain situations are hard to navigate ...

Staying Sober During the Holidays Staying Sober During the Holidays

Article from PsychCentral by Lauren Carrane

In her article Lauren Carrane says, "What makes the holidays so appealing to people — catching up with the same relatives and ...

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2 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Christmas jplist-topic-Holidays jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sober jplist-topic-Thanksgiving 0 344006 344006 In her article Lauren Carrane says, "What makes the holidays so appealing to people — catching up with the same relatives and friends and doing the same traditions year after year — is exactly what can make it tough for newly sober people to stay sober."This article provides tips on how to say sober during the holidays.

Staying Sober During the Holidays

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In her article Lauren Carrane says, "What makes the holidays so appealing to people — catching up with the same relatives and friends and ...

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Article from The Fix by Beth Leipholtz

According to Beth Leipholtz, "For some people, the holidays are a joyful time that is looked forward to all year long. For others, ...

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3 Article-Article jplist-topic-Christmas jplist-topic-Holidays jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sobriety jplist-topic-Thanksgiving 0 344020 344020 According to Beth Leipholtz, "For some people, the holidays are a joyful time that is looked forward to all year long. For others, this isn’t the case. Sometimes the stress of traveling, gift-giving and time with extended family takes a toll and can be daunting – especially, perhaps, for those in recovery from substance use disorder."Read this article to get tips on how to survive the holidays sober. 

5 Helpful Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

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According to Beth Leipholtz, "For some people, the holidays are a joyful time that is looked forward to all year long. For others, this ...

Hierarchy of Needs Model for Recovery Hierarchy of Needs Model for Recovery

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Dr. John Kelly, PhD. - "Pathways to Recovery" Dr. John Kelly, PhD. - "Pathways to Recovery"

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Dr. John Kelly, PhD. - "Pathways to Recovery"

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The 10 Essential Traits of Emotional Health The 10 Essential Traits of Emotional Health

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The 10 Essential Traits of Emotional Health

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10 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays 10 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

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5 Ways to Stay Sober Through the Holidays 5 Ways to Stay Sober Through the Holidays

Article from Workit Health by Beth Leipholtz

From the article: "Believe it or not, the holiday season is nearly upon us yet again. Whether you’re newly sober or have been ...

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8 Article-Article jplist-topic-Christmas jplist-topic-Holidays jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sobriety jplist-topic-Thanksgiving 0 344045 344045 From the article: "Believe it or not, the holiday season is nearly upon us yet again. Whether you’re newly sober or have been sober for some time, the holidays can create a sense of anxiety for those of us in recovery."This article has a few strategies the author has found in their own recovery process to be helpful in staying sober through the holidays.

5 Ways to Stay Sober Through the Holidays

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From the article: "Believe it or not, the holiday season is nearly upon us yet again. Whether you’re newly sober or have been sober for ...

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Article from Workit Health by Elizabeth Brico

According to Elizabeth Brico, "Holidays are notoriously stressful for everyone, and especially so for people newly in addiction ...

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9 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Christmas jplist-topic-Holidays jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Thanksgiving 0 344061 344061 According to Elizabeth Brico, "Holidays are notoriously stressful for everyone, and especially so for people newly in addiction recovery (or even people who have been in recovery or remission for a long time). Many people relapse during the holidays—so it’s crucial that you provide extra support to your loved one during this time."Read this article to learn about why holidays can be so stressful for people in addiction recovery, so that you can better understand and help a loved on in recovery

Why Are the Holidays so Stressful to People in Addiction Recovery?

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According to Elizabeth Brico, "Holidays are notoriously stressful for everyone, and especially so for people newly in addiction recovery (or ...

Navigating the Holidays in Recovery Navigating the Holidays in Recovery

Article from Harvard Health Publishing by Peter Grinspoon, MDPeter ...

According to Dr. Peter Grinspoon, "For people in recovery from substance use disorders, such as from opiates or alcohol, the holidays ...

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10 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Christmas jplist-topic-Holidays jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Thanksgiving 0 344085 344085 According to Dr. Peter Grinspoon, "For people in recovery from substance use disorders, such as from opiates or alcohol, the holidays can be a time of unique and profound stress. Part of this stress is related to the freely flowing alcohol that can be found at many holiday events, and another aspect is often related to complex interactions with family members who can be “triggers” for dark and uncomfortable feelings that can even threaten one’s hard-won sobriety."Read this article to learn how to deal with the stress of the holidays while in recovery.

Navigating the Holidays in Recovery

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According to Dr. Peter Grinspoon, "For people in recovery from substance use disorders, such as from opiates or alcohol, the holidays can be a ...

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Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

Buddy T says, "If you have had problems with money management in the past, your continuing care counselor will probably make suggestions ...

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11 Article-Article jplist-topic-Abstinence jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-alcoholism jplist-topic-Money jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sobriety 0 344103 344103 Buddy T says, "If you have had problems with money management in the past, your continuing care counselor will probably make suggestions based on your previous experiences. By this time, your counselor probably knows you pretty well and knows whether or not money is going to be a problem for you as you return to work." This article discusses returning to work after going through a drug or alcohol rehab program, and the importance of money management in recovery.

Money Management as a Tool to Help Maintain Abstinence

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Buddy T says, "If you have had problems with money management in the past, your continuing care counselor will probably make suggestions based on ...

9 Tips to Stay Sober on Vacation 9 Tips to Stay Sober on Vacation

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9 Tips to Stay Sober on Vacation

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Stages of Recovery Model: William L. White Stages of Recovery Model: William L. White

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Stages of Recovery Model: William L. White

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8 Ways to Help You Keep Loving Someone With an Addiction

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A Dozen Ways You Can Support Someone in Recovery A Dozen Ways You Can Support Someone in Recovery

Article from Psychology Today by David Susman PhD.

David Susman, PhD. gives a dozen different options to consider when trying to support a loved one in recovery. Each individual's recovery ...

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15 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Friends jplist-topic-Help jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Support 0 344122 344122 David Susman, PhD. gives a dozen different options to consider when trying to support a loved one in recovery. Each individual's recovery journey is different, so some suggestions might work better than others.

A Dozen Ways You Can Support Someone in Recovery

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David Susman, PhD. gives a dozen different options to consider when trying to support a loved one in recovery. Each individual's recovery journey is ...

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Article from Workit Health by Beth Leipholtz

From the article: "If you’ve been sober, whether for a long period of time or a short while, you’ve likely had to deal with facing a ...

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16 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Halloween jplist-topic-Holidays jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Relapse 0 344136 344136 From the article: "If you’ve been sober, whether for a long period of time or a short while, you’ve likely had to deal with facing a holiday while in recovery. Doing so can feel like an intimidating, daunting task, especially when drinking-heavy holidays like Halloween make their way around." This article gives a few pieces of advice to make the most out of Halloween, but putting your addiction recovery first. 

5 Ways to Make Sure Halloween in Recovery Isn't Scary

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From the article: "If you’ve been sober, whether for a long period of time or a short while, you’ve likely had to deal with facing a holiday ...

Developing Healthy Relationships in Recovery Developing Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

Buddy T says, "If you are trying to maintain abstinence from drugs or alcohol, it is very important that you develop positive, healthy ...

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17 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Friendship jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Love jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Relationships 0 344176 344176 Buddy T says, "If you are trying to maintain abstinence from drugs or alcohol, it is very important that you develop positive, healthy relationships to support you during your recovery process. For most people who go through a professional rehab program, that can mean having to make an entire set of new friends." This article explains the importance of developing new, positive friendships with people who support your addiction recovery efforts. 

Developing Healthy Relationships in Recovery

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Buddy T says, "If you are trying to maintain abstinence from drugs or alcohol, it is very important that you develop positive, healthy relationships ...

How to Support a Partner in Recovery How to Support a Partner in Recovery

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According to Living Better, "People of every age, race, religion and social background can struggle with substance addiction, but recovery ...

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How to Support a Partner in Recovery

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According to Living Better, "People of every age, race, religion and social background can struggle with substance addiction, but recovery is ...

Transcending Addiction and Redefining Recovery Transcending Addiction and Redefining Recovery

Tedx Talk by Jackie Hillios

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Healthy Habits to Help Addiction Recovery Healthy Habits to Help Addiction Recovery

Article from Patient Empowerment Network by Kelly Coleman

According to Kelly Coleman, "Attaining a well-balanced, healthy life with a well-managed addiction involves adopting healthy habits. There ...

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20 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Fitness jplist-topic-Habits jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Healthy jplist-topic-Recovery 0 344200 344200 According to Kelly Coleman, "Attaining a well-balanced, healthy life with a well-managed addiction involves adopting healthy habits. There are many healthy choices available for most people such as incorporating more activity, becoming mindful, adding spirituality, eating a healthy diet, and ensuring positivity in one’s social circles. Here are some ways to address each of these for successful recovery." This article discusses different healthy habits that aid addiction recovery. 

Healthy Habits to Help Addiction Recovery

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According to Kelly Coleman, "Attaining a well-balanced, healthy life with a well-managed addiction involves adopting healthy habits. There are many ...

7 Tips for Staying Clean and Sober 7 Tips for Staying Clean and Sober

Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

According to Buddy T., "It is estimated that 90 percent of those who find long-term sobriety had at least one relapse along the way. Some ...

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21 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Clean jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sober jplist-topic-Support jplist-topic-Tips 0 344216 344216 According to Buddy T., "It is estimated that 90 percent of those who find long-term sobriety had at least one relapse along the way. Some had many before they found lasting recovery. Your intentions may be good, but it takes more than willpower to avoid having an addiction relapse." This article lists things you can change in your life that scientific research shows can help you develop a healthier lifestyle and stay sober.

7 Tips for Staying Clean and Sober

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According to Buddy T., "It is estimated that 90 percent of those who find long-term sobriety had at least one relapse along the way. Some had many ...

Relapse Prevention Plan and Early Warning Signs Relapse Prevention Plan and Early Warning Signs

Recovery Research Institute

Full Article "Relapse Prevention is a skills-based, cognitive-behavioral approach that requires patients and their clinicians to identify ...

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22 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction-Relapse jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Recovery-Answers jplist-topic-Recovery-Research-Institute jplist-topic-Recoveryanswers-org jplist-topic-Relapse jplist-topic-Relapse-And-Recovery jplist-topic-Relapse-Prevention 0 344223 344223 Full Article "Relapse Prevention is a skills-based, cognitive-behavioral approach that requires patients and their clinicians to identify situations that place the person at greater risk for relapse – both internal experiences (e.g., positive thoughts related to substance use or negative thoughts related to sobriety that arise without effort, called “automatic thoughts”) and external cues (e.g., people that the person associates with substance use)." This article from Recovery Answers describes Relapse Prevention and the strategies used to prevent relapse.  Original article from The Recovery Institute

Relapse Prevention Plan and Early Warning Signs

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Full Article "Relapse Prevention is a skills-based, cognitive-behavioral approach that requires patients and their clinicians to identify situations ...

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Article from Mental Health Easy by Andy

"Addiction isn’t really something you can cure with rehab or with medicine. Even after finishing your treatment, addiction stays with ...

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23 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Anxiety jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Emotions jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Stress 0 344226 344226 "Addiction isn’t really something you can cure with rehab or with medicine. Even after finishing your treatment, addiction stays with you, like a ghost hiding in the shadows waiting for an opportunity to come back to life. Sobriety is hard on its own, and dealing with anxiety at the same time can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be", says the author of this article, Andy.  This article gives 5 tips that can help you manage anxiety while in addiction recovery.

5 Ways You can Manage Your Anxiety While You're in Addiction Recovery

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"Addiction isn’t really something you can cure with rehab or with medicine. Even after finishing your treatment, addiction stays with you, like a ...

Recovery Skills and Tools of Recovery Recovery Skills and Tools of Recovery

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"You don't recover from an addiction by stopping using. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you don't ...

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24 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Help jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Tools 0 344230 344230 "You don't recover from an addiction by stopping using. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you don't create a new life, then all the factors that brought you to your addiction will eventually catch up with you again." This is the first rule of recovery according to Addictions and Recovery.  This article lists some common things people need to change in order to achieve recovery. 

Recovery Skills and Tools of Recovery

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"You don't recover from an addiction by stopping using. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you don't create a new ...

Recovery and Recovery Support Recovery and Recovery Support

Article from SAMHSA

According to SAMHSA, "Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and ...

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25 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Mental-Health jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Support 0 344234 344234 According to SAMHSA, "Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential." This article discusses the four major dimensions of recovery.

Recovery and Recovery Support

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According to SAMHSA, "Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to ...

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Article from PSYCOM by Evie Billon

Evie Billon says, "If you have ever experienced symptoms of or been diagnosed with a mental illness, eating disorder, addiction, or ...

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26 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Mental-Health jplist-topic-Recovery 0 344239 344239 Evie Billon says, "If you have ever experienced symptoms of or been diagnosed with a mental illness, eating disorder, addiction, or self-harmed you may understand how the world you once found yourself quite fond of, and certainly in control of, suddenly starts to feel like a prison." This article gives reasons to recovery from addiction.

Addiction Recovery: Reasons to Recover from Someone Who's Been There

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Evie Billon says, "If you have ever experienced symptoms of or been diagnosed with a mental illness, eating disorder, addiction, or self-harmed you ...

Heroic Stories. Real Journeys. Heroic Stories. Real Journeys.

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"Heroes In Recovery breaks the stigma of addiction through the power of storytelling. We celebrate the heroic efforts of those who seek the ...

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27 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Journey jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Story 0 344242 344242 "Heroes In Recovery breaks the stigma of addiction through the power of storytelling. We celebrate the heroic efforts of those who seek the help they need without feeling ashamed or isolated. Our movement thrives on the personal journeys of survivors — addicts, those struggling with mental health issues, their family members, and friends — to bring truth to the spotlight and create a global community of support."

Heroic Stories. Real Journeys.

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"Heroes In Recovery breaks the stigma of addiction through the power of storytelling. We celebrate the heroic efforts of those who seek the help they ...

My Lost Decade: A Story of Addiction and Recovery My Lost Decade: A Story of Addiction and Recovery

Article from talkspace by Eric Taylor

"I was able to hold down a job. I went into an office one day a month, and all my other work was from home, mostly on conference calls. I ...

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28 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Story 0 344248 344248 "I was able to hold down a job. I went into an office one day a month, and all my other work was from home, mostly on conference calls. I drank during these calls, and sometimes I’d black out. I’d come to hours later and have to reach out to my teammates over instant messenger, casually asking how they thought the call went, and wondering if I had any tasks that came out of the call. I rationalized that, if I could get away with drinking and blacking out on calls, then the issue was with my employer. I didn’t have a problem, they did," recounts Eric Taylor.  This is Eric Taylor's story of addiction, and how he managed recovery. 

My Lost Decade: A Story of Addiction and Recovery

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"I was able to hold down a job. I went into an office one day a month, and all my other work was from home, mostly on conference calls. I drank ...

7 Steps to Maintain Long-Term Recovery 7 Steps to Maintain Long-Term Recovery

Article from Cathy Taughinbaugh by Todd Branston

According to Todd Branston, "Long-term sobriety requires personal engagement in your recovery. Real engagement goes beyond just attending ...

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29 Article-Article 0 344252 344252 According to Todd Branston, "Long-term sobriety requires personal engagement in your recovery. Real engagement goes beyond just attending meetings or calling your sponsor.Engaged recovery requires that you constantly learn new, concrete skills which support long-term sobriety." In this article, Todd Branston lists 7 skills that support recovery.

7 Steps to Maintain Long-Term Recovery

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According to Todd Branston, "Long-term sobriety requires personal engagement in your recovery. Real engagement goes beyond just attending meetings or ...

The Brain in Recovery The Brain in Recovery

Article from Recovery Research Institute

According to Recovery Research Institute, "Science has come a long way in helping us understand the way the brain changes in addiction. In ...

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30 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-neuroscience jplist-topic-Recovery 0 344260 344260 According to Recovery Research Institute, "Science has come a long way in helping us understand the way the brain changes in addiction. In this section, we will provide updates of current research on addiction, recovery, and the brain." This article describes three key points to understand about addiction and the brain.

The Brain in Recovery

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According to Recovery Research Institute, "Science has come a long way in helping us understand the way the brain changes in addiction. In this ...

Supporting Recovery Without Enabling Supporting Recovery Without Enabling

Article from SMART Recovery by A. Thomas Horvath, PhD.

According to A. Thomas Horvath, PhD., "When we care about individuals who are trying to overcome addictions, we often face dilemmas in how ...

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31 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Enabling jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Friends jplist-topic-Love jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Support 0 344264 344264 According to A. Thomas Horvath, PhD., "When we care about individuals who are trying to overcome addictions, we often face dilemmas in how best to help them. For instance, if I help someone by providing money for some critical need, am I supporting recovery by preventing some degree of “disaster”? Or am I just shielding the person from negative consequences that might motivate lasting behavior change?" This article will identify some things to consider when facing that kind of decision.

Supporting Recovery Without Enabling

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According to A. Thomas Horvath, PhD., "When we care about individuals who are trying to overcome addictions, we often face dilemmas in how best to ...

8 Things You Shouldn't Say to People in Recovery 8 Things You Shouldn't Say to People in Recovery

Article from HuffPost by Sasha Bronner

In this article,"The Huffington Post consulted with Crimi and three other people in different stages of recovery to learn about their ...

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32 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Friends jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Tips 0 344267 344267 In this article,"The Huffington Post consulted with Crimi and three other people in different stages of recovery to learn about their interactions with loved ones. Jeremy Manne, admissions director at the adolescent recovery center Paradigm Malibu, contributed to the list, as did two Los Angeles professionals -- a 31-year-old who works in the fine arts and a 32-year-old lawyer. In keeping with the practice of anonymity in the world of recovery, these last two chose not to give their full names." They give suggestions of what to say and what to avoid when talking to a person about addiction and recovery. 

8 Things You Shouldn't Say to People in Recovery

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In this article,"The Huffington Post consulted with Crimi and three other people in different stages of recovery to learn about their interactions ...

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Article from Women's LifeLink by Madeline

The author of this article, Madeline, says, "When it comes to addiction – or an attempt to cease any problematic behavior – it’s ...

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33 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Help jplist-topic-Long-term jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sober jplist-topic-Sobriety jplist-topic-Strategy 0 344271 344271 The author of this article, Madeline, says, "When it comes to addiction – or an attempt to cease any problematic behavior – it’s essential to understand that relapse may be a part of ultimate recovery. Truthfully, few people immediately change the way they live in order to conquer non-serving life situations like an addiction. On the first attempt to change, there may be setbacks and even willful resistance. Fortunately, there are some helpful strategies for long-term addiction recovery." This article gives some tips to consider if you or a loved one is going through addiction recovery.

3 Helpful Strategies for Long-Term Addiction Recovery

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The author of this article, Madeline, says, "When it comes to addiction – or an attempt to cease any problematic behavior – it’s essential to ...

Recovery From Drug Addiction Recovery From Drug Addiction

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According to Scholastic, "Like other chronic diseases such as heart disease, drug addiction often requires treatment throughout a ...

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34 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sober jplist-topic-Sobriety 0 344273 344273 According to Scholastic, "Like other chronic diseases such as heart disease, drug addiction often requires treatment throughout a person’s life. Even after a period of time without using drugs, an addicted person may have a relapse, meaning they start to use again. Relapse requires more or different treatment in order for him or her to stop using drugs again." This article discusses drug addiction, recovery, and relapse. 

Recovery From Drug Addiction

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According to Scholastic, "Like other chronic diseases such as heart disease, drug addiction often requires treatment throughout a person’s life. ...

Your Life After Alcoholic Recovery Your Life After Alcoholic Recovery

Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

According to Buddy T., "People who have been successful in overcoming their dependence on alcohol and other drugs usually refer to their ...

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35 Article-Article jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-alcoholism jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Life jplist-topic-Mental-Health jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sober jplist-topic-Sobriety 0 344275 344275 According to Buddy T., "People who have been successful in overcoming their dependence on alcohol and other drugs usually refer to their new lifestyle as being in "recovery." But a panel of experts convened by the Betty Ford Institute says there is more to recovery than just being sober." This article explains the working definition of recovery, and applies it to recovery from alcohol addiction. 

Your Life After Alcoholic Recovery

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According to Buddy T., "People who have been successful in overcoming their dependence on alcohol and other drugs usually refer to their new ...

Treatment Initiation- Seeking Help Treatment Initiation- Seeking Help

Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

Buddy T says, "If you have decided that you need to get help for your drinking or drug abuse problem, you have already entered the first ...

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36 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Help jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sobriety jplist-topic-Treatment 0 344279 344279 Buddy T says, "If you have decided that you need to get help for your drinking or drug abuse problem, you have already entered the first stage of recovery by admitting that you have a problem and seeking outside help." This article discusses the first stage of alcohol and drug abuse recovery: treatment initiation.

Treatment Initiation- Seeking Help

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Buddy T says, "If you have decided that you need to get help for your drinking or drug abuse problem, you have already entered the first stage of ...

How to Build a Sobriety Toolbox (+27 Tools) How to Build a Sobriety Toolbox (+27 Tools)

Blog Post by Hip Sobriety

According to Hip Sobriety, "Basically, a tool is anything that we use as a coping mechanism or use to shift/relieve our current state. ...

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37 Blog-Post-Blog-Post jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sobriety jplist-topic-Toolbox 0 344282 344282 According to Hip Sobriety, "Basically, a tool is anything that we use as a coping mechanism or use to shift/relieve our current state. Tools can be unhealthy (e.g., alcohol, drugs, sugar) or tools can be healthy (e.g., breathing, meditation, herbal tea)." In this blog post, Hip Sobriety explains what a sobriety toolbox is, and lists some of her favorite things to get you started with your own sobriety toolbox. 

How to Build a Sobriety Toolbox (+27 Tools)

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According to Hip Sobriety, "Basically, a tool is anything that we use as a coping mechanism or use to shift/relieve our current state. Tools can be ...

The Brain in Recovery The Brain in Recovery

Article from Recovery Research Institute

According to Recovery Research Institute, "Science has come a long way in helping us understand the way the brain changes in ...

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38 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Research jplist-topic-Science 0 344284 344284 According to Recovery Research Institute, "Science has come a long way in helping us understand the way the brain changes in addiction." This article provides updates on current research done on addiction, recovery, and the brain. 

The Brain in Recovery

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According to Recovery Research Institute, "Science has come a long way in helping us understand the way the brain changes in addiction." This article ...

15 Things I Do to Maintain Sobriety After 4 Years.. → 15 Things I Do to Maintain Sobriety After 4 Years.. →

Blog Post by Hip Sobriety

Hip Recovery wrote this piece "not to tell you how I hang on, how I keep sober, how I don't end up on the floor drunk or high or any of ...

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39 Blog-Post-Blog-Post jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sober jplist-topic-Sobriety 0 344286 344286 Hip Recovery wrote this piece "not to tell you how I hang on, how I keep sober, how I don't end up on the floor drunk or high or any of those things we fear will happen to those who once were addicted to a chemical substance. This is simply what I do in my real life today, four years into this journey, not so that I don't slip up, but so that I don't fall asleep and forget how grand and delicious life really is, and don't go back to needing to escape it." In her post, Hip Recovery gives 15 things she does now to stay on her path of sobriety. 

15 Things I Do to Maintain Sobriety After 4 Years in Recovery

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Hip Recovery wrote this piece "not to tell you how I hang on, how I keep sober, how I don't end up on the floor drunk or high or any of those things ...

13 Essential Books to Build A Holistic Recovery.. → 13 Essential Books to Build A Holistic Recovery.. →

Blog Post by Hip Sobriety

Hip Sobriety believes, "Recovery from addiction is not just a one and done - it is a life practice, a way of being, and because of that it ...

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40 Blog-Post-Blog-Post jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Blog jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Holisitic jplist-topic-Recovery 0 344290 344290 Hip Sobriety believes, "Recovery from addiction is not just a one and done - it is a life practice, a way of being, and because of that it requires us to explore the whole of our lives and existence. We cannot just find God and be done with it, or even just work a series of steps and call it a day. Recovery means we reframe our relationship with the whole of us - our bodies, our minds, our emotions, our spirit, our relationships, our communities, our environment, our purpose, ourselves. And so it is we must draw on a number of resources and teachings that span the spectrum of these things." Hip Recovery provides 13 books she believes are a good foundation for a recovery library.  

13 Essential Books to Build A Holistic Recovery from Addiction

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Hip Sobriety believes, "Recovery from addiction is not just a one and done - it is a life practice, a way of being, and because of that it requires ...

The Benefits of Recovery, Explained (With Numbers) The Benefits of Recovery, Explained (With Numbers)

Article from Medium Christopher Johnston, MD

According to Christopher Johnston MD, "Recovery is the period of time that begins after an individual with an alcohol or substance use ...

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41 Article-Article jplist-topic-Recovery 0 345213 345213 According to Christopher Johnston MD, "Recovery is the period of time that begins after an individual with an alcohol or substance use disorder takes proactive steps to restore and repair the harm caused by their time in active addiction. They may enter treatment for alcohol abuse, opioid addiction, or a problem with other illicit drugs. They may go to community support groups or begin recovery on their own: whatever the case, when they take that step, that’s when recovery begins."This article explains the benefits of addiction recovery and provides data to prove recovery is beneficial.

The Benefits of Recovery, Explained (With Numbers)

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According to Christopher Johnston MD, "Recovery is the period of time that begins after an individual with an alcohol or substance use disorder takes ...

Addiction and Sleep Addiction and Sleep

Article from Tuck

From the article:"Sleep and addiction are intricately linked. Many people use alcohol or other drugs to help them fall asleep and treat ...

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42 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Insomnia jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sleep 0 346409 346409 From the article:"Sleep and addiction are intricately linked. Many people use alcohol or other drugs to help them fall asleep and treat their insomnia, and accidentally become addicted as a result. Even if one didn’t have sleep problems before their addiction, long-term substance abuse physically changes your brain’s sleep architecture, disrupting your sleep patterns and sleep quality."This article discusses the link between addiction and sleep problems and gives tips on how to improve sleep quality during recovery.

Addiction and Sleep

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From the article:"Sleep and addiction are intricately linked. Many people use alcohol or other drugs to help them fall asleep and treat their ...

Sober and Sleepless: 13 Tips to Help You Get Some.. → Sober and Sleepless: 13 Tips to Help You Get Some.. →

Article from The Fix by Olivia Pennelle

According to Olivia Pennelle, "Sleep is as crucial to one’s recovery as regular exercise and a nutritious diet, but sleep disturbance is ...

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43 Article-Article jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sleep jplist-topic-Sobriety 0 346417 346417 According to Olivia Pennelle, "Sleep is as crucial to one’s recovery as regular exercise and a nutritious diet, but sleep disturbance is a problem that plagues most of us when we first stop using or drinking. As a result, we're cranky, unable to function effectively, irritable, and reaching for coffee, energy drinks, and sugary or processed foods for a quick boost. In some cases, the lack of restful sleep can put you at risk for a return to drugs or alcohol — all the more reason to get a good sleep habit established early in recovery."This article discusses the importance of sleep during early addiction recovery.

Sober and Sleepless: 13 Tips to Help You Get Some Sleep in Early Recovery

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According to Olivia Pennelle, "Sleep is as crucial to one’s recovery as regular exercise and a nutritious diet, but sleep disturbance is a problem ...

How Insomnia Happens With Recovering Alcoholics How Insomnia Happens With Recovering Alcoholics

Article from Verywell Mind by Buddy T

"According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 25% to 72% of people with alcohol use disorders ...

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44 Article-Article jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-alcoholism jplist-topic-Insomnia jplist-topic-Sleep 0 346430 346430 "According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 25% to 72% of people with alcohol use disorders report sleep troubles. The more prevalent, disruptive effects include more frequent awakenings, worse sleep quality, reduction of deep sleep, and earlier-than-usual waking times, leading people to feel they did not get enough sleep."This article explains why people in alcohol recovery struggle with insomnia and gives different treatments for insomnia.

How Insomnia Happens With Recovering Alcoholics

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"According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 25% to 72% of people with alcohol use disorders report sleep ...

Working Through Loss and Grief in Recovery Working Through Loss and Grief in Recovery

Article from TheSoberWorld by Murphy Vestute, MS, RMHC, CGRS, and Jodi ...

"People in active addiction lose far too many friends to drug overdoses. We would never let that painful fact go unacknowledged. But for so ...

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45 Article-Article jplist-topic-Grief jplist-topic-Loss jplist-topic-Recovery 0 349350 349350 "People in active addiction lose far too many friends to drug overdoses. We would never let that painful fact go unacknowledged. But for so many people entering treatment for addiction, grief from a lifelong string of losses fueled the need to drink or use in the first place."People in recovery face subtle, unrecognized losses everyday. Read this article to learn about working through loss and grief in recovery.

Working Through Loss and Grief in Recovery

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"People in active addiction lose far too many friends to drug overdoses. We would never let that painful fact go unacknowledged. But for so many ...

Living With a Recovering Drug Addict or Alcoholic Living With a Recovering Drug Addict or Alcoholic

Article from Recovery.org

According to Recovery.org, "By understanding what is involved in living with a recovering alcoholic or drug addict, you can be better ...

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46 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addict jplist-topic-Alcoholic jplist-topic-Recovery 0 376518 376518 According to Recovery.org, "By understanding what is involved in living with a recovering alcoholic or drug addict, you can be better prepared to assist with recovery and offer support to decrease the chance of relapse."This article gives some helpful advice about how to help support loved ones in recovery.

Living With a Recovering Drug Addict or Alcoholic

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According to Recovery.org, "By understanding what is involved in living with a recovering alcoholic or drug addict, you can be better prepared to ...

THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS IN.. → THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS IN.. →

Article from ProjectKnow by Brittany Tackett, MA

According to Brittany Tackett, "Cultivating strong, supportive, and healthy relationships is a major step in reinforcing your ability to ...

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47 Article-Article jplist-topic-Healthy jplist-topic-Relatonships jplist-topic-Sober 0 376528 376528 According to Brittany Tackett, "Cultivating strong, supportive, and healthy relationships is a major step in reinforcing your ability to remain abstinent even in times of stress."This article explains what a healthy relationship looks like and the many ways healthy relationships support sobriety.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS IN STAYING SOBER

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According to Brittany Tackett, "Cultivating strong, supportive, and healthy relationships is a major step in reinforcing your ability to remain ...

What Being Sober Has Meant to Me What Being Sober Has Meant to Me

Article by Brené Brown

Brené Brown shares, "I celebrated 23 years sober this month – May 12 to be exact. About a year ago, I was talking to a dear friend who ...

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48 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Mental-Health jplist-topic-Sober 0 376539 376539 Brené Brown shares, "I celebrated 23 years sober this month – May 12 to be exact. About a year ago, I was talking to a dear friend who was newly sober, and our conversation shifted something in me. For the first time in my life, I realized that my sobriety isn’t a limitation. Sobriety isn’t even a “have to” – it’s a superpower."This article is about Brené Brown and is written in first person about her recovery.

What Being Sober Has Meant to Me

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Brené Brown shares, "I celebrated 23 years sober this month – May 12 to be exact. About a year ago, I was talking to a dear friend who was newly ...

Rediscovering My Soul: A Reformed Drug Dealer and.. → Rediscovering My Soul: A Reformed Drug Dealer and.. →

Article from Volunteers of America by Pastor Al Peratt Sr.

Pastor Al Peratt Sr. writes, "I needed something more powerful than drugs to set my moral compass. I didn’t trust most people, but I ...

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49 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addict jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Reformed 0 376548 376548 Pastor Al Peratt Sr. writes, "I needed something more powerful than drugs to set my moral compass. I didn’t trust most people, but I decided to make a commitment to God that wherever he led me I would tell the truth about my life in addiction and conviction."This is a first person story written by an ex drug dealer and addict who became a pastor in recovery.

Rediscovering My Soul: A Reformed Drug Dealer and Addict’s Road to Spiritual Recovery

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Pastor Al Peratt Sr. writes, "I needed something more powerful than drugs to set my moral compass. I didn’t trust most people, but I decided to ...

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Article from VeryWell Mind by Buddy T

Buddy T explains, "Many people with alcohol use disorders also have sleep problems."This article explains the relationship between alcohol ...

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50 Article-Article jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sleep 0 376557 376557 Buddy T explains, "Many people with alcohol use disorders also have sleep problems."This article explains the relationship between alcohol misuse and problems with sleep.

Understanding and Managing Sleep Problems Associated with Alcohol Misuse

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Buddy T explains, "Many people with alcohol use disorders also have sleep problems."This article explains the relationship between alcohol misuse and ...

Women Seeking Recovery From Addiction Women Seeking Recovery From Addiction

Article from VeryWell Mind by Buddy T

According to Buddy T, "Women are the fastest-growing segment of substance abusers in the United States: About 2.7 million American women ...

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51 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Women 0 376565 376565 According to Buddy T, "Women are the fastest-growing segment of substance abusers in the United States: About 2.7 million American women abuse alcohol or drugs, or one-quarter of all abusers, according to the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention."This article talks about women in recovery and the different obstacles they face as they recover from addiction. 

Women Seeking Recovery From Addiction

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According to Buddy T, "Women are the fastest-growing segment of substance abusers in the United States: About 2.7 million American women abuse ...

Early Abstinence From Drugs and Alcohol Early Abstinence From Drugs and Alcohol

Article from VeryWell Mind by Buddy T

Buddy T says, "Craving can be both physical and psychological to the point that you can become obsessed with thinking about using ...

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52 Article-Article jplist-topic-Abstinence jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Recovery 0 376573 376573 Buddy T says, "Craving can be both physical and psychological to the point that you can become obsessed with thinking about using again."This article explains what early recovery looks like and how important it is that those in recovery have sources of help.

Early Abstinence From Drugs and Alcohol

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Buddy T says, "Craving can be both physical and psychological to the point that you can become obsessed with thinking about using again."This article ...

6 Bonus Benefits of Alcohol Recovery 6 Bonus Benefits of Alcohol Recovery

Article from VeryWell Mind by Buddy T

According to Buddy T, "The longer you go without alcohol, the more health improvements you will experience."This article goes over some of ...

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53 Article-Article jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drinking jplist-topic-Recovery 0 376586 376586 According to Buddy T, "The longer you go without alcohol, the more health improvements you will experience."This article goes over some of the many benefits of quitting drinking.

6 Bonus Benefits of Alcohol Recovery

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According to Buddy T, "The longer you go without alcohol, the more health improvements you will experience."This article goes over some of the many ...

Recovery During the Holidays Recovery During the Holidays

Article from VeryWell Mind by Buddy T

Buddy T says, "Sober holidays for those of us in recovery can also present some problems."This article gives suggestions on how to maintain ...

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54 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-alcoholism jplist-topic-Holidays jplist-topic-Recovery 0 376658 376658 Buddy T says, "Sober holidays for those of us in recovery can also present some problems."This article gives suggestions on how to maintain sobriety during the holidays.

Recovery During the Holidays

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Buddy T says, "Sober holidays for those of us in recovery can also present some problems."This article gives suggestions on how to maintain sobriety ...

Developing a Drug-Free Lifestyle to Maintain.. → Developing a Drug-Free Lifestyle to Maintain.. →

Article from VeryWell Mind by Buddy T

According to Buddy T, "If you are trying to maintain abstinence from alcohol or drugs over a long period of time, it is important to ...

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55 Article-Article jplist-topic-Abstinence jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drug-Free jplist-topic-Drugs 0 376671 376671 According to Buddy T, "If you are trying to maintain abstinence from alcohol or drugs over a long period of time, it is important to develop a drug-free lifestyle in all aspects of your life—at home, at work and during your leisure hours."This article explains some key factors in supporting a drug-free lifestyle.

Developing a Drug-Free Lifestyle to Maintain Abstinence

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According to Buddy T, "If you are trying to maintain abstinence from alcohol or drugs over a long period of time, it is important to develop a ...

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Article from WV Public Broadcasting by Emily Allen

Emily Allen explains, "Several medical experts have said peer support should be used to enhance other forms of treatment, and it doesn’t ...

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56 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Peer-Support jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Women 0 376680 376680 Emily Allen explains, "Several medical experts have said peer support should be used to enhance other forms of treatment, and it doesn’t serve as a replacement."This article emphasizes the importance of peer support during recovery.

Experts Say Peer Support Makes A Difference In Recovery

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Emily Allen explains, "Several medical experts have said peer support should be used to enhance other forms of treatment, and it doesn’t serve as a ...

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