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Is There a Difference Between Being Clean and Being Sober?

Individuals who are struggling with addiction often wonder whether there is a distinction between being “clean” and being “sober.” In the most basic sense, both things are essential to attaining and maintaining sobriety, but there are some key differences that … Continue reading

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Recovery is Not a Destination, It’s a Life Journey

If you struggle with addiction of any sort, it is important that you think of recovery as a process rather than a destination. You can’t “make it” to the end of addiction recovery. It is a lifelong journey one day … Continue reading

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Relapse: When You Think You Have Reached a Goal Line

Anyone who is battling the temptation of alcohol or drugs must understand that his or her road to recovery has no goal line. There is no end point to sobriety. For many addicts, the struggle to abstain from their vices … Continue reading

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What is the 13th Step and Why is it Bad?

Those who are familiar with the 12-step program know that a 13th step exists. The 13th step is not an official component of the AA program. Rather, it is a term that refers to an individual who has been sober … Continue reading

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A Guide to Dating While In Recovery

If you are in recovery, you should be squarely focused on returning to a life of sobriety. But this doesn’t mean that you should close the door on a potential relationship. Who knows, you just might meet the love of … Continue reading

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How Many 12-Step Meetings Should I Go to Each Week?

Each person’s passage through the 12-step program is unique. Some people in recovery require a daily meeting with their sponsor and peer support group. Others need a weekly or monthly meeting to remain sober and confident. The frequency of attendance … Continue reading

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Fat Burners: Can I Take Them in Recovery?

When you are dealing with addiction, it’s important to make the most of your time in recovery. The last thing you want to do is cause a relapse inadvertently. Something that could easily trip you up is fat burners and … Continue reading

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Going Back to School in Recovery

You’re in recovery, which means you’re on your way to getting your life back on track in so many ways. You might even be thinking of going back to school. College isn’t just for the people right out of high … Continue reading

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Find Ways to Relax and Keep Motivated

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed while in recovery. When you are overcoming addiction, it’s important to take it easy and make a conscious decision to manage your stress, and there are many things that you can do. Just Relax Relaxing … Continue reading

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How to Show Your Gratitude this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a great time to think about all of the things you’re thankful for in life, especially when you’re going through recovery. It’s also an ideal time to show how thankful you are for those around you … Continue reading

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