What Is Emotional Sobriety?

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The ability to handle one’s emotions is an important part of leading a balanced life, and making progress in recovery. A person with a lack of emotional maturity will find themselves facing one difficulty after another, especially when it comes to relationships, self awareness, and other significant areas of adult life. Many people who have […]

Learning to Love Yourself

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For many people, addiction can both contribute to, and be fueled by a deep sense of self-shame and self-hatred. You may have tried to stop using, and your failure and helplessness leaves you feeling worthless or down on yourself. Developing a healthy sense of love for yourself and your value as a human being is […]

Kratom Proves to Be a Danger for Recovering Addicts

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A Southeast Asian leaf called Kratom has gained a reputation as a natural painkiller that can either help ease symptoms of withdrawal or provide a safe high that is legal in most states. However, more people are beginning to discover that the substance is not quite so benign and can actually lead to relapse in […]

Natalie Cole’s Triumph Over Addiction

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With best selling songs like “Unforgetable,” and “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love),” R&B singer Natalie Cole touched millions with songs that demonstrated an extensive vocal range, solid phrasing, and an unprecedented ability to emotionally move a song to a powerful climax. Her extensive music career began as a guest artist for her father, Nat […]

Democratic Candidates Discuss Heroin Epidemic

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With heroin addiction on the rise and reaching epidemic proportions, many of the candidates are being questioned and weighing in on the topic during debates. During recent democratic debates, candidates Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley gave their opinion on what needs to be done to curb rampant drug abuse and addiction in the […]

Dealing With Resentment In Recovery

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Resentment is a common emotion, even among people who aren’t in recovery. For someone overcoming alcoholism or addiction, resentment can be a major hurdle. The feeling is caused by negative emotions that are bottled up as a result of injustices done to the individual. Holding on those feelings can become dangerous in recovery because it […]

How Mental Health Stigma Gets In The Way Of Recovery

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Stigma about those who suffer from mental health disorders has a profound effect on the possibility of getting the right treatment. There are many reasons those with mental illnesses don’t seek help, including a lack of support from family or friends, a lack of knowledge, the fear of telling someone about their problem, and even […]

Why Romancing Drug And Alcohol Use Is So Dangerous

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Looking back on the past is a common practice that can even be an enjoyable way of reliving pleasant memories or other moments of happiness. However, this practice can be damaging if the memories that are revisited are harmful ones and too much time is spent focused on them. For someone in recovery, this type […]

Increasing Self Esteem In Eating Disorder Recovery

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Self esteem can be defined as a psychological term for the way people value themselves and their self worth. Self esteem is shaped by the unique circumstances and life experiences of each individual. For example, having positive experiences early on in life will instill a strong sense of self esteem in a person. On the […]

5 Routines To Jump-Start Your Health In Recovery

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Addiction and substance abuse often wreaks havoc on your health. The cravings for a substance can overtake anything else, including what you need to do to take care of yourself. You simply want more and more of the drug, ignoring your needs for food, sleep, activity, and connection with others. That’s why setting up daily […]