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5 Tips on How to Navigate Through Work Functions with Alcohol

It never feels like every event revolves around alcohol until you have decided to live your life without it. For those who have recently left rehab and are just beginning to navigate through life sober, events that were once exciting because they involved drinking can now appear nerve-racking and intimidating for the same reason. Although it may seem like the easiest option is to stay home where you will be as far away from the temptation as possible, this is not always a healthy or longstanding solution. While it very well could be a smart decision to deny the Facebook…

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3 Myths about Your First Time in Substance Abuse Treatment

1. It’s the scariest thing you will ever go through.

It’s actually not. If you can muster up the strength to finally get your life on track, the rest is easy. Once you come to drug and alcohol treatment you are already bettering yourself and have the courage to face it. It’s not going to be easy because some days are good and some days are bad. But it’s worth it at the end if you stick to the program and apply what you learn in treatment to the outside world.

It can be scary at first when you have to open up all your emotions and dig deep into the past to a therapist you barely know. But over time, you will see that talk therapy works and build a relationship with your counselor. You have to be able to trust and let your guard down to open up. That’s the only way this will work.

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Addiction Comes in Threes

Three wise men. Three stooges. Three ring circus. Many things come in threes and in the world of addiction, we see this time and time again. For example, it is not uncommon for a heroin addict to also have a food, gambling or sex addiction. Someone who is addicted to painkillers is likely to have sexual impulsivity or an addiction to money. Why does it come in threes? It has to do with symmetry, a spiritual component and the good vs. evil different parts of us. Depending on one’s drug of choice, it taps into a certain part of the…

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Great and Inexpensive Gift Ideas for People In Recovery From Substance Abuse

Recovery from substance abuse can be difficult, especially when it comes time for the holiday gift season.  As others attempt to out-do each other by purchasing the latest gadget or hottest toy of the season, you may feel pressure to keep up. Instead of focusing on material possessions, focus instead on the meaning of the season, to show love, thanks and gratitude for those who have made and continue to make a difference in your life.  We’ve put together a list of inexpensive, but terrific and thoughtful gifts that anyone would be happy to receive! Gifts From Those In Recovery…

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