Is Being Sober Boring?


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Is It Actually Boring to Be Sober?

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April 18, 2022

In the earliest days of your recovery from drug or alcohol dependency, you might run into a roadblock you hadn’t anticipated. It’s boring. Or, at least, it can certainly feel that way, if you’ve become used to relying on drugs or alcohol to pass the time.

Even when you’re at…

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How Long Does It Take to Overcome Addiction

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April 11, 2022

An addiction can be defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disorder characterized by the compulsive need to use a drug or engage in an activity despite any negative consequences. Addiction is not just limited to drugs but can also include behavioral activities such as gambling, sex, and food. These…

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Learning Self-Acceptance in Recovery

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March 29, 2022

It can be difficult to accept the things about ourselves we don’t like. Perhaps you feel ashamed of certain habits, behavioral patterns, emotions, or even physical features. On the path to recovery, it’s important to know you are lovable just as you are right now. You are worthy of…

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Teenage Mental Health: Recognizing the Signs Your Teen Might Benefit from Therapy

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March 18, 2022

The teenage years can be a tumultuous time. It’s the perfect storm of hormones, raging emotions, and distorted perspective, as a child slowly transitions into the teenage years. For some teens, normal teenage angst can turn into a major mental health issue that is so overwhelming they don’t know…

Preventing Teen Suicide in the Age of Digital Media


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Preventing Teen Suicide in the Age of Digital Media

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January 24, 2022

While the apparent link between social media use and teen suicide isn’t new, recent statistics indicate that this connection is more significant than we initially realized. More than ever before, it is becoming obvious that there’s an alarming and unmistakable link between suicidal behavior in teens and the use…

Can Video Games Help With Mental Health?


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Can Video Games Help With Mental Health?

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October 18, 2021

Throughout the 90s, there was a long slew of headlines as the video game industry was figuring out how to regulate itself. It was a back-and-forth volley every week about whether video games were bad for people or good for people. Since then, things have calmed down significantly, but…

How To Maintain Recovery by Discovering Your Passion


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How To Maintain Recovery by Discovering Your Passion

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September 16, 2021

Substance abuse recovery comes with its share of hurdles. However, living a life of passion can give you a way to escape addiction’s dangerous clutches and transform your life. But what exactly is passion, and why is it a vital part of your recovery?

Passion is an inner love that…

Tips for Preparing to Go to Substance Abuse Rehab


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Tips for Preparing to Go to Substance Abuse Rehab

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August 17, 2021

Making the decision to pursue recovery from substance dependence is a huge step in and of itself. In addition, the uncertainty of the situation can be challenging to handle for many individuals entering recovery.

Before you even begin your recovery program, however, there are a few things you need to…

The 12 Steps Meets Harm Reduction


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The 12 Steps Meets Harm Reduction — A Fresh Way to Look at the Steps

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July 28, 2021

In the world of recovery, many people are familiar with the globally accepted 12 steps implemented in many addiction treatments and support groups. While these principles work for many, a good amount of time has passed since their creation, and more strategies have been created based off of these…

Consciously Changing Daily Habits to Stay Sober


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Consciously Changing Daily Habits to Stay Sober

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July 23, 2021

You’ve decided to become sober, and that is an amazing accomplishment. Making a conscious decision to change is a huge step—one that you should be proud of. Entering the sober life is different for everyone. For some, it may require sober living facilities or in-house treatments, while others may…

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