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Finding your own unique path to recovery can sometimes feel like a lonely journey, even if you’re spending time with loved ones and sharing your experiences at group meetings. You might sometimes feel fulfilled by newfound healthy hobbies – like jogging or painting – but there may be other times where you catch yourself feeling …

One of the hardest parts of recovery is filling in those gaps once occupied by addiction. For many, finding healthy activities to mentally and emotionally stimulate themselves can be a challenge. Overeating, and subsequently weight gain, is often a result.The first thing to understand is that weight gain during recovery is perfectly normal and expected. …

4 Steps to Rebuild Self-Respect During Recovery

Addiction affects an entire person – physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s what makes recovery a difficult process for some people. You can’t focus on one just one area and hope to fully get better.  Spirituality is one of the more common types of recovery treatment since it helps heal the mind, body, and soul. Despite …

Vaping

Vaping certainly seems like it is everywhere these days. It’s more common to see people vaping than smoking. What exactly is vaping and is it really healthier than smoking? Vaping is a newer trend that began in the 2000s and has become popular among teens as well as adults. According to the Center on Addiction, “Vaping …

Getting sober from drugs and alcohol is incredibly tough work. Many people in the beginning stages of their recovery journey do not know the amount of change required of them as they get sober from drugs and alcohol. Part of this is because they do not yet understand the difference between abstinence and recovery. As …