Exercise may not be top of mind when someone is in the midst of a substance abuse problem, but for those in recovery, physical fitness can greatly reduce symptoms of withdrawal and cravings while increasing self-esteem, negating previous health issues, and helping build a platform for long-term sobriety. According to Bradford Health Services, the feel-good … Continue reading How Physical Fitness Can Help Keep Those in Recovery on the Right Track
Steps to prepare for rehab If you’ve decided to check into a drug or alcohol recovery program, congratulations - you’ve made a conscious, albeit difficult, decision to get the help you need to turn your life around. It takes courage and faith that things can get better. It also takes some time to prepare for … Continue reading Laying the Groundwork: A To-Do List for People Heading to Recovery
Sobriety Offers a New Life One of the first steps in reclaiming your life from addiction is to start building (or rebuilding) your career. There’s nothing easy about getting your career up and going. However, if you’ve chosen recovery and are living it out each day, you’re already doing the hardest part. While looking for … Continue reading Starting a Life After Addiction? Here Are 4 Ways to Support Yourself While Building Your Career
hostChildren enjoy Halloween for many reasons. From candy to costumes to pumpkin carving, there are many fun activities. But none of those activities include consuming alcohol or using drugs. While you may have lost sight of the simple pleasures that embody the true Halloween spirit, you can make staying sober on Halloween a treat this … Continue reading A Sober Halloween: Enjoying Halloween Celebrations While in Addiction Recovery
Healthy Recovery Getting sober was not a walk in the park. It took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears — it’s definitely something to be proud of. It took me a while to realize that my recovery wasn’t just about staying sober. It was my chance to reclaim my mind, body, and soul. I … Continue reading Addiction Recovery Is Your Chance At Getting Healthier Overall
So it’s come to a point where you've come to terms with the fact that you have a substance abuse issue. You’ve realized you've lost sight of yourself, your relationships, and the things that were once most important to you. There's a good chance you’ve been denying your addiction to yourself and your loved ones … Continue reading Coming Clean to Family About Your Addiction
There’s no right or wrong way to achieve lasting sobriety. When it comes down to it, as long as you’re doing it in a healthy way, it’s really the results that matter. This is why there are so many different recovery resources available; although we have a tendency to gravitate toward addiction treatment programs as … Continue reading Why Your Sobriety Dates Are Important
Active drug addicts can be summed up in just a few words: ripping and running, neglecting responsibilities, lying, stealing, cheating, and virtually a giant tornado damaging everyone and everything around them. However, if these same drug addicts sober up and dedicate their lives to a program of recovery, their new lives can be explained in … Continue reading The Hardest Obstacles of Recovery
When it comes to addiction and cravings, there’s no easy way to overcome them. In short, anyone who develops an addiction will inevitably experience cravings at some point in the recovery process and likely even in more advanced stages of long-term recovery. However, even though cravings are an unavoidable, it’s often the case that those … Continue reading What are drug cravings & how can I deal with them?
Returning to everyday life after drug and alcohol rehab can be filled with triggers and temptations. Avoid these 3 things to ensure a healthy recovery.