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Mindful eating isn’t about dieting, it’s about appreciating what you’re eating. It’s not about restriction, it’s about observation. It’s about self-control as a response to self-awareness.  Mindful eating does not require an entire lifestyle change; it’s a simple practice with origins in mindful meditation that, when incorporated with eating, provides more enjoyment, less stress and…

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There’s never a time that self-care isn’t important. The practice of maintaining your emotional and physical wellbeing should be a priority at every stage in your life. That being said, self-care is especially critical during the recovery period, and in this article we’ll explain why and how to put self-care at the top of your…

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It seems like we all have a dozen things competing for our attention on any given day. Work, education, friends, family, hobbies and other responsibilities all seem to require so much of our time and energy. As if regular life wasn’t already overwhelming, the added demands of recovery are significant. While going through treatment for…

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12-step addiction program A 12-step program, originating as the Twelve Steps through Alcoholics Anonymous, is a spiritually focused recovery program. 12-step programs have since been expanded to all types of recovery programs, and their model of encouraging peer support, vulnerability and service is popular among those in recovery. 12-step programs are often marked by the…

At its core, recovery from substance abuse is a creative process. Recovery is unique for every individual, and must be crafted to fit individual needs. It’s not a linear, mathematical journey that can be calculated – it’s complex and requires imagination, expression and inspiration. The journey towards sobriety requires creative modes of treatment. To address…

Pursuing successful recovery isn’t just about getting sober. Successful recovery means living an independent and fulfilling life. To get to that point you’ll want to learn financial skills, time management strategies, organization and more. Why do life skills matter in recovery? You may be asking yourself, “how do resume writing skills help sobriety to stick?”…

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When someone is injured in a car accident, the hospital doctors work to repair all their injuries, not just the biggest or most apparent one. The goal of holistic sobriety takes a similar perspective. An individual struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction needs all the injuries incurred to be repaired, that is, the physical…

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Many people find themselves at a plateau at some point in recovery, having tried different treatment programs and therapy modalities, only to feel like they need something more, but don’t know where to turn. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is another treatment option that uses medication to help alleviate physical and mental blocks to long-term recovery. According…

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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou No one wants to just survive – surviving implies struggling for resources, barely keeping your head above water, waking up each morning with dread and waiting…

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Recovery is hard, no one is going to deny that. Changing a lifestyle, whether or not it’s characterized by substance use, takes strong motivation, passionate dedication and peaceful flexibility, because encountering roadblocks is inevitable during recovery. Changing a lifestyle that was previously dictated by substance use requires all of this, in addition to accountability. Why?…