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How Does Life Skill Training Prepare You For Your Recovery?

When you complete drug treatment, it is an accomplishment that should fill you with a tremendous amount of pride. During your time in treatment, you worked long and hard to address and overcome your addiction. Now that you are ready to go home and resume your work and family life,

The Importance of Acceptance in Recovery

When we enter drug treatment and start the recovery process in earnest, there definitely are moments in which we feel uncertainty and even dread. In the process of digging deep and uncovering the roots of our addictive behavior, we may have revelations about ourselves that we may not want to
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3 Tips For Staying Grateful in Recovery

There is a saying that goes around the rooms, more often than not from the old-timers, that maintaining an “Attitude of Gratitude” in our recovery is one of the fundamental aspects of long-term sobriety. But what does that mean? An Attitude of Gratitude. I think we all grew up hearing
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7 Ways to Get Healthy in Sobriety

No matter how long you have clean and sober, it is absolutely crucial that you have a rock-solid plan of recovery in place. Having a plan that incorporates many components that can be easily modified as you grow in your recovery is important in allowing you to keep moving forward
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A Beginners Guide to Meditation

If I say the word meditation to you, what imagery comes to mind? If you are like most people, meditation conjures up images of incense, chanting and people sitting in somewhat painful positions while wearing colorful and loose clothing. Indeed, there are meditative practices which are more formal, but in the
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Your Guide to Letting Go of Resentments

No matter how strong you individual plan of recovery may be, there will be moments where you feel like you aren’t progressing any further in strengthening your sobriety.  When you experience those moments where you are spinning your wheels, it is a reminder that you need to re-evaluate your plan
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What is Life Skills Training Really All About?

Those who successfully complete a drug treatment program will face many obstacles once they come back home and resume their normal day-to-day life. Early in the recovery process, newly recovering addicts often feel overwhelmed in trying to cope with the stresses of daily living–and thoughts of using drugs and alcohol can take
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5 Tips for Getting Through a Crisis

If you stay sober long enough, you will eventually have to face a crisis. Getting sober does not mean you are immune to life’s up’s and down’s. But, when you get sober, you have to acquire a set of tools, and coping mechanisms to keep your recovery on track. Some of
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Inpatient vs. Outpatient: How Do I Know Which is Right for Me?

If you or if a loved one are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, undergoing drug rehabilitation and treatment is an essential step in breaking the devastating cycle of addiction. While there are many types of drug treatment programs that are available, most of these programs can be classified into two

How to Deal With Anxiety and Stop Abusing Xanax

In everyday life, it is completely normal for all of us to feel some level of anxiety. Whether it is dealing with stresses at work, dealing with tense situations at home, or any of the pressures that are a part of our day-to-day lives, we will no doubt feel a