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This blog is dedicated to providing information and resources about addiction and recovery. New articles are posted almost daily and can be helpful to the struggling addict or even professional health care workers. Topics discussed range from wellness, addiction science, healthy habits, to myths about addiction. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our readers and inform people about important recovery issues.  If you enjoy our blog, make sure to bookmark our site and  follow us today, or tell a friend!

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Are You An Enabler?

Posted on: June 19, 2017

For families and friends of a loved one dealing with addiction, the line between helping and enabling is not always clear cut. Relationships with people suffering from addiction disease are tumultuous at best, completely destructive at worst. What is an enabler? Simply put, an enabler is someone who enables another to continue to engage in Read more…

Setting Goals in Recovery

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Setting goals for your first year of recovery is a crucial step to help you stay on track in the days and months ahead. It is important to remember that although recovery is a lifelong journey, you don’t have to set long-term goals immediately. Goals that are too far in the future can be overwhelming and discouraging. Instead, Read more…

Life Lessons Anyone Can Learn from Recovery

Posted on: June 05, 2017

he various tools and suggestions that are common in recovery are not beneficial for just addicts and alcoholics. While these “lessons” may be especially important for someone with addiction, the message behind them are universal. The truth is that you do not have to be addicted to draw wisdom and knowledge from the principles of Read more…

6 Intangible Gifts of Sobriety

Posted on: June 01, 2017

People often say that sobriety is a gift. What exactly do they mean? To someone who has never gone from addiction to recovery, the benefits of recovery may seem pretty straightforward. There are some real concrete improvements that take place in our lives when we stop using drugs and alcohol. For instance, our financial and Read more…

Eating for a Healthy Mind? 6 Foods for Better Mental Health

Posted on: May 23, 2017

We all know most of the health benefits of eating nutritious and healthy food right? Eating well can improve heart health and reduce the risk of health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and even cancer. Did you know that healthy foods can also play a major role in your mental well-being? There are Read more…

The Love Series Part III: Finding a Solution

Posted on: May 18, 2017

  In the last two posts we discussed the most common reactions to addiction in a loved one. Many people want to deny the severity of the addiction, they want to believe that the addiction isn’t so bad and it’s not out of control. They think that their love, encouragement and advice will help lessen Read more…

The Love Series Part II: Does Tough Love Work for Addiction?

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Showing tough love to an addict is not simple. It can be so uncomfortable and conflict creating that many end up enabling a loved one’s addiction instead. Why is it so difficult to practice “tough love”? When an addict is faced with accusations, denial and consequences, the reactions can be unpleasant and unpredictable. Imagine a Read more…

The Love Series Part I: Loving an Addict

Posted on: May 11, 2017

Can You Overcome an Addiction With Love? Parents, spouses and friends of addicts and alcoholics should understand the difficulty in trying to help and love someone in the midst of an addiction. In fact, addiction may be the only disease where the person suffering refuses help and even strikes out at the very people who Read more…

Outpatient Treatment: F.A.Q

Posted on: May 08, 2017

Outpatient addiction treatment is not the typical rehab experience most people expect. Considered the “less intensive” level of care, outpatient treatment differs from the average inpatient rehab. Why choose outpatient? How much does it cost? Does it work for everyone? Here are 8 Frequently Asked Questions about outpatient treatment. What is Outpatient Rehab? Addiction treatment Read more…

Practicing Acceptance: The Key to Happiness?

Posted on: May 01, 2017

The idea behind acceptance is simple enough. The basic premise of acceptance is releasing negative feelings towards things that we have no control over. It’s about giving up the frustration and dissatisfaction that we feel when our wishes and our plans don’t work out. Looking at situations like change, loss, even death objectively; not labeling Read more…

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