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December 12, 2018
Try Some Indoor Rock Climbing to Kick Addiction to the Curb

Try Some Indoor Rock Climbing to Kick Addiction to the Curb

Indoor rock climbing may not come to mind as the first activity to do while in recovery. There are myriad benefits but it is not something everyone would consider. It is also a sport which […]
December 11, 2018
Ask Your Doc These 3 Questions Before They Prescribe Opioids

Ask Your Doc These 3 Questions Before They Prescribe Opioids

Narcotic painkillers (opioids) have increased in use within the United States. This class of medication suppresses the body’s perception of body by blocking signals between the brain and nervous system. Usage of opioids for pain […]
December 10, 2018
Why Denial is So Strong with Sex Addiction

Why Denial is So Strong with Sex Addiction

With sex addiction, it can seem like excuses piled on excuses. Denial is a very strong emotion and behavioral pattern which can keep a person stuck in addiction. People who struggle with sex addiction tend […]
December 7, 2018
How to Cope with Hard Feelings and Stay Sober

How to Cope with Hard Feelings and Stay Sober

Emotions are a huge driver for people who use drugs or alcohol. Commonly triggering feelings include anxiety, anger, boredom, depression, loneliness, excitement, and joy. Managing ‘triggering feelings’ can be a challenge. Most people do not […]
December 6, 2018
Don’t Be Afraid of Intimacy and Rejection: How to Get Back on Your Feet Again

Don’t Be Afraid of Intimacy and Rejection: How to Get Back on Your Feet Again

Fear of intimacy can ruin relationships. People crave connection and may learn it is safer to keep others an an emotional arm’s length. Keeping people at an arm’s length is counterproductive and can lead to […]
December 5, 2018
Why Shame Doesn’t Have the Last Word

Why Shame Doesn’t Have the Last Word

Harboring shame not only hurts you, but it hurts other people around you as well. It may have even been driving the addiction bus for awhile. Now that you are in recovery, you don’t have […]
December 4, 2018
Tips to Be Successful in Early Recovery

Tips to Be Successful in Early Recovery

Treatment will end and, when it does, your biggest challenge begins. Learning to live every day in recovery will be important to success early on and for the long haul. Planning ahead for recovery after […]
December 3, 2018
These 6 Substances Are Commonly Misused By Older Adults: Here’s Why

These 6 Substances Are Commonly Misused By Older Adults: Here’s Why

Older adults are susceptible to drug abuse and substance use disorders the same as any other population. Increasingly, older adults over the age of 50 are using illicit drugs. Learn more about the substances they […]
November 30, 2018
Social Phobia Can Kill Recovery: Tips for How to Cope

Social Phobia Can Kill Recovery: Tips for How to Cope

Phobia is the root of anxiety. Some phobias are around fear of heights, or spiders, or some other such thing but social phobia is just as real as any object that might scare a person. […]

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