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Starting Over After Recovery

Posted by Rachel Vandel on Jul 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Completing drug or alcohol rehab is an incredibly exciting, and monumental achievement for anyone who has dealt with addiction! You should be extremely proud of yourself, for the new life you have anticipated living is finally ready to be built. Rehabilitation has supplied you with the knowledge and skills to take on this next chapter, but it is officially up to you to make it happen. While your time at a recovery center may have come to an end, addiction is a lifelong battle, that will take courage and perseverance to fight every day. To make this transition into a prosperous, and permanent sober life less overwhelming, follow these steps!

 

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Famous Figures Who Dealt With Substance Abuse

Posted by Sarah Edwards on Jul 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Whether someone has fame or not, they still run the risk of addiction and its consequences. When experimenting with drugs or alcohol, a celebrity may become addicted just like anyone else. It is unfortunate because when a celebrity checks into rehab or overdoses, the general public finds out. As drugrehab.com points out, “Their actions, and the consequences of their actions are displayed in magazines, on TV, and on the internet.” 

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What Is Art Therapy?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jul 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

One of the lesser known approaches to addiction recovery is art therapy. The field of study on art therapy has only been extensively researched in the past 50 years, and its place in addiction recovery is even more infantile. However, researchers and therapists have linked art therapy with successful adherence to 12 step programs and more positive self-reported outcomes for women and adolescents in recovery.

 

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5 More Recovery Songs for Addicts

Posted by Rachel Vandel on Jun 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Struggling addicts and those going through recovery often feel alone, misunderstood, and hopeless. When one needs motivation music and recovery songs are a great place to turn for comfort and inspiration. In fact, there are more hits about addiction and recovery than you would think, and many songs you likely never realized were about the topic. For motivation on getting and staying sober, keep reading!

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What Is Refuge Recovery

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jun 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Refuge Recovery is a path to freedom from addiction inspired by Buddhist practices and beliefs. The process comes from Noah Levine, author and Buddhist practitioner who has written several other books about the subject. The main inspiration behind the program is Siddhartha, the original Buddha. His discoveries about what causes human suffering and how to transcend falling victim to that suffering are what inspired Noah to write “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction. Noah himself is no stranger to addiction, as his teenage years were filled with drugs, violence, multiple suicide attempts, and stints in jail.

 

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Our Favorite Recovery Resources and Blogs

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

When it comes to drug and alcohol recovery, it’s all about creating and supporting a network full of resources, friends, and mentors that you can count on in times of need. In the recovery business, this is no different. We surround ourselves with the latest in recovery news, developing trends, and inspiring stories in order to be the best equipped when it comes to helping our patients achieve freedom from drugs and alcohol.

 

 

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Supporting a Loved One Through Medication Assisted Recovery

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

People that undergo Medication Assisted Recovery (known as MAT) have a specific set of obstacles in their way when it comes to achieving and maintaining sobriety. They are in particular need for support that addresses reducing the amount of medication they take over time, and more direct access to psychosocial support programs. Any form of Medication Assisted Recovery needs to offer a comprehensive program that addresses these issues, otherwise risk of relapse increases.

 

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5 Classic Recovery Songs About Addiction

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

In our last post about recovery songs, we shared some classic hits from artists like Amy Winehouse and Keith Urban about the struggles of living with a chemical addiction. Today, we want to share a few more great songs that have to do with addiction, whether it be the musician's or another's point of view. 

 

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Celebrity Quotes About Sobriety

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Celebrity quotes about sobriety offer us a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous. They teach us that money, fame, and success are not guarantees of happiness, and that addiction does not discriminate based on these factors. Most of all, they help us to recognize the innate humanity present in all people, and inspire us to see sobriety as possible, and a powerful force for good.

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The Best Rap/Recovery Songs About Addiction

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you ever feel like no one could possibly understand the immense pain and struggle you face everyday addicted to drugs or alcohol-Recovery songs are here for you! Musical artists are just like you and have faced similar struggles. These musicians felt the same way you feel and expressed their battle with substance abuse through very powerful, inspirational and thought-provoking lyrics. Addiction can be tough, but when we have creative outlets like music, it can help us take a step back and enjoy the moment of being lost in the music. 

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