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Group Therapy vs. Solo Therapy

Employment provides people with a sense of purpose and fulfillment in their lives. It helps them structure their time and alleviates their boredom. Employment can also provide people with an opportunity to socialize and make new friends, and lead to an increased self-esteem through receiving praise for a job well done and a paycheck for …

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice

Getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult in early recovery. Due to post-acute withdrawal symptoms, people in early recovery can experience weeks of tossing and turning as well as racing thoughts that prevent them from being able to fall asleep. When they finally do fall asleep, they may find themselves jolted awake by drug …

The Difference Between Sober Living and Halfway Houses

A person may occasionally experience discomfort through their recovery from a substance use disorder. As a result, people in recovery sometimes gravitate towards other excessive behaviors to alleviate these feelings of discomfort. Cross-addictions are behaviors that are done in excess to help a person escape some part of their reality that is causing them discomfort. …

The Power of Morning Meditation

Many people in recovery will attest to how helpful yoga has been for them. Yoga can help a person deal with underlying issues related to their substance use disorder, like anxiety and depression. It can also help them address symptoms of their substance use disorder, like cravings and triggers. Additionally, yoga provides a way of …

choose a sober sponsor

Substance use disorders are complicated diseases that often involve psychological and physiological cravings for drugs and/or alcohol. Medication assisted treatment is one of the evidenced-based practices used to address substance use disorders and is especially helpful in addressing the cravings that can trigger people working towards recovery. Medication Assisted Treatment Defined Medication assisted treatment, or …