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Addiction to drugs and/or alcohol is an equal opportunity disease; it does not distinguish between men and women; however, women are generally affected differently than men. Women tend to progress quicker in addiction, face a range of different barriers when … Continue reading
Accepting Life on Life’s Terms – it’s a phrase you often hear during recovery, but how much time do you spend considering the meaning behind those words? There is a great deal of power in embracing this concept, and it … Continue reading
This has always been a controversial subject and regular users prefer using the word cannabis. Marijuana has a long history of legislation for and against its use. Fueled by mixed feelings and misinformation, confusion about the risks of marijuana addiction is … Continue reading
Gambling. Nearly everyone does it at some point. Whether it’s playing card games, horses the lottery or the slots, there’s something appealing and fun about gambling. But since everyone does it from time-to-time, when does gambling become an addiction? The explanation … Continue reading
You’re entering into recovery. But you don’t need to do it alone. If you’re trying to get into sober living, you may want the help of a recovery coach. A recovery coach is a little more than a sponsor: they’re … Continue reading
We all know that addiction doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Addiction is often a combination of things, including your genetic propensity, environment, health, and traumatic experiences. Often, properly dealing with your addictive tendencies requires that you address trauma instead.
What do you do when you start an extensive project? You first make sure you have the tools you need. Recovery is no different. When approaching your sobriety, it’s important that you know that you have the resources to help. … Continue reading
Learning to live a new life after addiction and recovery can be challenging, but it doesn’t need to be bleak or depressing. By immersing yourself in positive experiences and focusing on everything you have to gain from sobriety and being … Continue reading
Many people turn to addiction and substance abuse as a way to cope with very real problems and challenges within their lives. The LGBTQ community, in particular, faces a higher risk of addiction and substance abuse. Here’s why.
Breaking free from addiction -any addiction – requires more than simply laying off of your substance of choice. True recovery is a life-changing process that alters the way you think, act and live. It requires a willingness to surrender and … Continue reading