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Month: October 2020

Steps to finding a Sober Living Home that is right for you

Here are some things to look out for when looking for a sober living home: Does the Sober Living Home offer Recovery Support Services? Some examples of these services include a Back to Work Program, Peer to Peer support Specialists, Recovery Coaching, Lifeskills Development program, Etc.. Is there any Structure?  Are there rules in place? Do the…
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How To Find Friends and Adventures Abroad, 12-Step Style

How many people do you know, outside of program, that can hop on a plane and go to Thailand, Malaysia, or Vietnam and have an instant network of friends when they land Traveling sober can be a scary proposition for someone in drug and alcohol recovery, particularly for those of us who stay sober with…
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The State of Virginia enlists recovering addicts to help fight drug crisis

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia is enlisting recovering addicts in its battle against the opioid epidemic. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Sunday that more than 1,000 peer recovery specialists have been trained by the state’s Office of Recovery Services. They’re beginning to work in opioid treatment centers, emergency rooms and recovery centers. Experts say recovering addicts can…
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The Recovery Capital Program Overview

Recovery capital is characterized as the inner and outer assets that a person has to allow him/her to nurture their recovery. There are three main groupings of recovery capital that a person in recovery can possess and they include: personal recovery capital, family/social recovery capital, and community recovery capital. When we talk about personal recovery…
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Recovery Capital And My Personal Experience

The Importance of Building Recovery Capital Several people who have traveled the road to recovery, have been exposed to the concept of “personal inventory”. At times, the personal inventory refers to past indiscretions, liabilities, internal and external assets that may or not exist, that will have a direct effect on our recovery. Those internal and…
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The opioid crisis has made its way to Art Basel this year

The opioid crisis has made its way to Art Basel. If you attend the SCOPE International Art Show, don’t be surprised to see samples of an unusual nature being given out. No, you won’t be getting free drugs — just the opposite. Around the exhibition called “unaffiliate.us,” featuring drug addiction-inspired works by contemporary NYC artist Tom…
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What the AIDS Epidemic Can Teach Us About the Opioid Crisis

“The correlation is that outsiders blame the person for the illness—they say you got this because you did something bad.” A man walks into a pharmacy. His face is wan; his skin clammy. He is thin—too thin, and the other customers notice, though they pretend not to. His deep-set eyes are lined by thick, bruisey…
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BioSound: An Alternative Natural Mental Health Option

Life can seem very difficult as we face day to day challenges. People are being diagnosed with mental health conditions more and more frequentlely, and are becoming more concerned with every aspect of their well being. Several people rely on medications, but there is a large group of them who are seeking alternative treatment options.…
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The Importance Of Finding Balance In Recovery

For most addicts, life during the addiction was anything but balanced. The sole purpose and focus of the day was to address the needs of the addiction, creating a hyperfocus on one specific area of life. This was all about the addiction and meeting your needs, numbing your fears or frustrations and getting rid of…
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Overcoming Challenges in Recovery During Holiday Events

December is here and opportunities for urges and cravings seem to be everywhere. Several members of the Recovery Community have put their heads together to offer some suggestions to help you navigate this month’s challenges. People who achieve long-term sobriety have some of the following characteristics in common: They make a firm commitment to their…
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