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5 Life Skills You’ll Need in Recovery and Where to Learn Them

From navigating arguments to managing your finances, early recovery is often a crash course in the real world. It’s often said that people with substance use disorder stop maturing at…
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AA, 12-step programs more effective at maintaining sobriety

March 11 (UPI) — Twelve-step programs still work for people trying to recover from alcohol problems, a new analysis has found. A study published Wednesday by the Cochrane Library shows Alcoholics Anonymous, or…
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Drugs as a massive component of hip-hop culture

The concept of “sex, drugs, and rock and roll” has saturated the music industry since it’s start. What starts as experimentation oftentimes evolves into a serious issue with devastating consequences.…
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Turn Your Life Around – Where to start?

 As a self destructive alcoholic and a hard core drug addict who was able to turn his life around and make positive changes, people often ask me about how I…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Creating Your Purpose In Addiction Recovery

Finding Meaning In Your LifeMany folks new to recovery often ask me about meaning; more specifically, finding meaning in their lives. Victor Frankel said it best in his award winning…
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