April 27, 2018

If you’re thinking of quitting drinking, or know someone who is, it can be a challenging journey. You may not know what to expect and might have heard a number of myths and partial-truths about detoxing. The reality is that every person is different, and there are many...

April 17, 2018

Self-care is crucial in recovery, but it’s one of the hardest things to prioritize. For most people in recovery, it has been a very long time since they’ve taken care of themselves. When they’re addicted, drugs take over. The addict may even stop basic grooming rituals...

March 2, 2018

It’s an undeniable fact that animals, especially dogs, are some of the most wonderful creations that have graced this Earth and the lives of human beings. They’re loyal, adorable, and petting them can soothe the soul and make you feel all warm inside.

I owe years of sob...

February 3, 2018

Coping with stress doesn’t have to be a grand or luxurious feat that breaks the bank. You just have to make minor adjustments to your everyday life by using the following ten hacks in order to reduce stress and anxiety:

1.     Embrace the great outdoors

No...

January 24, 2018

Did you know that a healthy diet is incredibly impacting to one’s sobriety? Not only does a clean diet help us feel and look great, it helps us handle triggers, avoid relapses, and keeps us feeling balanced and ready to take on the day. It just goes to show that your p...

December 16, 2017

If you’re going through recovery or know someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you’ve probably learned that there are a lot of misconceptions. People have preconceived notions about who and what an addict is, and those notions are difficult to change.

But, as res...

October 20, 2017

Depression, addiction, and suicide are strongly correlated in general, but their relationship gets closer in recovery.

Depression is actually a symptom of Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS), which is the second stage of recovery. PAWS symptoms can begin two months or...

September 12, 2017

Before I was addicted to heroin, I was just like everyone else. I came from a decent family; I didn’t have a shady criminal past. I would even go to church on most Sundays and help my grandma with chores around her house. I was just like you.

Then I was a heroin addict.

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August 2, 2017

Source: Trevor McDonald

The recovery process doesn’t end after rehab. Sobriety is a life-long journey instead of a destination, but that should never discourage you from trying to live a happy and clean life. Addiction is an extremely complicated disease, and to begin l...

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