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When Does Gambling Become an Addiction?

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

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What Is a Recovery Coach?

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

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Facing Trauma That Has Led to Your Addiction

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.

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Building Your Recovery Toolbox

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

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6 Popular Songs About Addiction & Recovery

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

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Why Do LGBTQ Individuals Face Higher Risk of Addiction and Substance Abuse?

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.

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How Prayer & Meditation Can Aid Your Recovery

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

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Healthy Eating is a Key to Recovery Success

Your recovery journey is in full swing. You have kicked your addiction, but there is more to be done to keep your mind, body and spirit on the right path. Changing your eating habits may seem insignificant considering the work … Continue reading

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Could Poor Communication Skills Be Thwarting Your Recovery?

Do you struggle to be heard — or taken seriously?  If everything you say is being taken wrong, or you find yourself flying off the handle every time someone offers their advice or guidance, you may find your recovery stalled.

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5 Tips for Sober St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and this holiday is a lot of fun to celebrate. However, green beer and whiskey shots aren’t options if you are focusing on your recovery. Fortunately, there are plenty of things to … Continue reading

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