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Grieving a Substance

For an alcoholic or an addict, getting clean and sober is about a lot more than just stopping drinking or using. Clearly, doing so is a necessary step to begin recovery, but beyond the physical craving is something much deeper. Psychologically, many of us have shaped our identities around our drug of choice. For instance, a woman may pride herself …Read More

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The Only Way Out of It, Is Through It

For those new to recovery, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with, well, feelings. You know, those things we avoided, pushed down, and ran away from for so long in our addiction? As appealing as running away from feelings sounds, we cannot do that in recovery. We have to learn how to sit with how we feel, and we …Read More

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5 Suggestions to Improve Your Recovery

Whether you are new to recovery or have been around for awhile, your life is always a work in progress. Staying on top of what works for you, and being open to suggestions can be helpful in strengthening your recovery, and can help you to better manage stress. Remember to take it easy, but also keep moving forward. You are …Read More