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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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Amazing Voices in Recovery on Mother’s Day

If only your problems would stop when you discontinue consuming drugs or alcohol, but that’s not the case. The good news is, you can find continued support based on your life experiences. It’s up to you to find what best … Continue reading

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Caring vs. Enabling

Caregivers face many difficult decisions when caring for aging loved ones, particularly those with addictive behaviors. At some point, your desire to help may conflict with your loved ones’ desire to make their own decisions, even if those decisions pose … Continue reading

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The Journey Back To Self-Respect During Sex Addiction Recovery

Curiosity and exploration with yourself or other people can help you figure out who you are. Learning what most fulfills your primal desires does not in and of itself denote a sex addiction. Knowing the difference between healthy versus unhealthy … 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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Spring into a 4th Step Inventory

As you begin your journey into your new life, you’ll take certain steps to build a new reality.  As part of the 12 Step Process, you will reach step Four in the Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Step Program. This step requires you … Continue reading

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How to Manage Guilt During Recovery?

Guilt is an emotion almost everyone has felt at some point in time due to doing or saying things that hurt us or others. On one side, guilt can be helpful because it shows you recognize that your behavior was … Continue reading

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How to Celebrate Special Recovery Moments in a Pandemic

It takes time, effort, and determination to stay sober and succeed in recovering from an addiction. There will be ups and downs in your recovery journey with many obstacles to overcome. That’s why it’s important to celebrate milestones along the … Continue reading

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3 Things to Share with Your Sponsor

Recovery is a journey, but it’s not something you need to do alone. When getting sober, it’s important to have a sponsor who you trust. These individuals typically have many years of experience in sobriety and look to help others reach … Continue reading

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