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The Devastating Addiction of Opioids

Opioids like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Codeine or Roxicodone to name few are some of the most addictive drugs in the world, and the trouble is that you can get them prescribed to you at the doctor’s office. Though these pills are … Continue reading

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Why Starting Your Day With Gratitude Is Worth It

Gratitude is something that we could all do with a bit more of. Starting each day by stating what we are grateful for can help change the entire mood of your day and can help you feel better and be … Continue reading

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Fun Ideas for Fellowship After a Meeting

Once you have committed yourself to recovery, you might start to feel a void. You also might experience boredom occasionally. Perhaps you miss the socialization of partying but know that returning to that life is not the healthiest decision. Otherwise, … Continue reading

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Going Back To in-Person Meetings

The past year was tough on everyone. In-person meetings stopped, and people were asked to limit getting together because of a quickly spread virus. But those times for the most are in the past, and it is time to get … Continue reading

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Ways To Stay Active This Summer

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and stay active, and for people in recovery, that fresh air and exercise can go a long way toward supporting long-term sobriety. Having a plan helps ensure you take action. Here are … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Create Meaning in Your Life

On social media, it sure seems like everyone has it all together, doesn’t it? Most of them only take pictures at the few perfect times they can grab. It really isn’t that way, so don’t get to thinking their life … Continue reading

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How To Celebrate Mother’s Day All Year

A mother is a precious thing. She plays many, many roles for her family in her lifetime. On Mother’s Day, we honor our mothers for all they have done for us and all the love they have shown us. We … Continue reading

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Higher Power vs. God – Is There Really a Difference?

Turning our wills over to “God as we understand Him.”  That’s a common theme in 12-step recovery. The term “higher power” is also used within step-based addiction treatment literature. This accounts for the endless experiences of faith backgrounds that we … Continue reading

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Navigating Relationships and Breakups During Recovery

Even if you and your significant other are still together, it might be time to find experience, strength and hope outside your primary romantic relationship. This will prepare you in the worst-case scenario when becoming sober in case it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Why a Journal is Helpful During Recovery

A journal is used as a coping method for expressing your stressors in a healthy manner, and for those in recovery, journaling may help to keep your temptations at bay and maintain your mental health. Journaling is one of the … Continue reading

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