The Stress of Crises and Survival

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The Stress of Crises and Survival     If you haven’t been there, it’s hard to imagine the stress that weighs on someone battling addiction. All of the physiological, psychological, and relational factors of stress can be overwhelming, especially when trying to cope with stress through the hazy lens of active addiction. When the unthinkable […]

Self-Care 101

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Self Care 101 Self-Care is not selfish: It’s OKAY to take care of yourself first! In fact, it’s preferred.  Addiction is complicated, but recovery is simple, soulful, and satisfying. We have to take a serious look at our personal needs (physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually) and include a plan for ensuring that our personal needs get met, […]

Detox: Safety in Sobriety

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Detox: Safety in Sobriety Alcohol Is Lethal Detox is a mainstream concept in today’s world. With media advertisements everywhere for products that claim to eliminate the poisons from your body, you may think that detoxing is a simple procedure with no serious health impacts or dangers included. The truth is, it’s not as simple as a colon cleanse.   […]

Amping Up Emotional Awareness

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AMPING UP EMOTIONAL AWARENESS! Emotional awareness is a skill that is developed to assist in identifying and understanding our emotional states. Commonly, the second that our emotions rise, our ability to think logically declines. Establishing and practicing emotional awareness gives us the ability to regain the drivers seat, instead of sliding into emotional chaos unnecessarily. […]

Recovery is Humble

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RECOVERY IS HUMBLE Humility is the opposite of ego. Active addiction encourages the ego to inflate as we become closed off to continued learning and external input to incite change, as both of these things threaten the ability to continue to use. Humility reopens this door. Humility allows us to acknowledge that we are not […]

9 Paths to Co-Addiction

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9 Paths to Co-Addiction “Codependency lives with addiction.”This is a phrase that people who are, or have been, involved in addiction recovery treatment know all too well. Codependency is the number one enabler of addiction and very often tears families to shreds. Addicts lost in their addiction feel hopeless, helpless, and actively in despair. More […]