The Gradual Spiritual Experience

The Gradual Spiritual Experience

  Twelve-Step Recovery fellowships focus on having a spiritual awakening as a means of achieving and maintaining lasting sobriety. The idea of an “awakening” may imply a singular, spectacular event where a person suffering from addiction or alcoholism makes an immediate change in their internal life. However, these experiences often come gradually, and are of the “educational variety,” as described …Read More

When Will I Feel Normal?

When Will I Feel Normal?

Physical recovery from the damages caused by addiction and alcoholism takes time. Even after our initial detox, we may face uncomfortable symptoms for a much longer period of time. The persistence of symptoms after detox is known as “Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome.” The timeline for the persistence of PAWS symptoms varies from person to person, and it dependent upon an individual’s …Read More

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The Necessity of a Healthy Sleep Schedule

When undergoing your journey through recovery, getting good sleep every night is essential. Here are the benefits of a healthy sleep cycle, and tips to sleep better. In active addiction, many of us never considered how important sleep could be for our mental and physical health. We were so caught up in feeding our addiction that we did not develop healthy …Read More