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Three Important Truths of Sobriety

Three Important Truths of Sobriety
Sobriety means freedom: freedom from feeling hungover or sick and freedom from the oppressive need to find more drugs or alcohol. Even though freedom is, well, freeing, it still takes a fight to achieve it. There are plenty of surprises that go along with sobriety; many of them are small, meaningful realizations that bring depth to the process. Seeing the big picture of a sober...

Giving Back: Why Giving Is a Great Way t...

Giving Back: Why Giving Is a Great Way to Receive
Many people see volunteer work as a way to help others, but, when you are a recovering addict, giving back can benefit you just as much as the community, if not more. After you go through addiction treatment, you may feel secure in recovery and ready to face the world, but the time after treatment ends can strongly challenge your sobriety. However, giving back reinforces the principles...

Four Unexpected Life Benefits of Becomin...

Four Unexpected Life Benefits of Becoming Sober
Sobriety can seem like a never-ending and challenging goal for many who are struggling with opium abuse and addiction. While it can be difficult to see the benefits of sobriety when you or your loved one is struggling with their addiction, getting and staying sober brings with it tremendous benefits that are unquestionably worth the effort and struggle. Opioids, also referred to as...

Why You Should Be Involved in Your Rehab...

Why You Should Be Involved in Your Rehab’s Alumni Program
Addiction recovery is a lifelong process that can include numerous triumphs and even the occasional failure. To that end, when recovering addicts are part of a community, then they can find the key to success in their recovery—part of that recovery is a rehab center’s alumni program, which consists of other recovering alcoholics and addicts. Many treatment facilities have the same...

5 Tips for Climbing the Hill to Recovery

5 Tips for Climbing the Hill to Recovery
Recovering from addiction can be a difficult, long and taxing process. Some individuals are more susceptible to addiction than others, but this problem is no sign of personal weakness; in fact, factors such as genetics or environmental issues can increase one’s risk for substance abuse. However, despite what factors an individual is exposed to, she must understand that recovery is a...

What to Do After Treatment for Benzos

What to Do After Treatment for Benzos
Seeking and successfully completing treatment is a tremendous accomplishment for any opium addict. But now that they have completed treatment, what lies ahead of them? While in treatment, addicts establish a routine, which helps them gain confidence while at the same time filling their spare hours and giving them the familiarity of knowing what to expect each day. Although they receive...

How Community Impacts Your Recovery Work

How Community Impacts Your Recovery Work
Addiction is an extremely complex disease characterized by uncontrollable drug cravings, compulsive drug seeking behaviors, and persistent use despite facing devastating consequences.  Although the path towards addiction typically begins with a voluntary act of taking a substance, such as Opium, over time an individual’s ability to choose not to do so becomes compromised, and seeking...

Finding Hope in Other People’s Stories o...

Finding Hope in Other People’s Stories of Recovery
When it comes to recovery and what to expect from it, many people are unsure of the process, so they are often unable to see the differences between the truth and the myths they hear. However, by hearing of someone else’s recovery success, it gives her hope, and it helps her distinguish between what really occurs and what others think happens. When someone feels alone, she will become...

Five Ways to Create Sober Routines in Re...

Five Ways to Create Sober Routines in Recovery
During rehab you are surrounded by therapists, staff, and others that are there to support you but when you leave treatment that support system disappears. Losing the structure of the rehab facility can be jarring at first, but by using what you have learned you can stay sober and continue to grow in your opium recovery. One of the keys to maintaining your sobriety is establishing...

5 Ways to Create Sober Routines in Recov...

5 Ways to Create Sober Routines in Recovery
Some believe recovery is just the process of stopping the use of drugs like opium or alcohol, but this is an overly simplistic understanding of the process. Drug addiction is a holistic problem, meaning it impacts every aspect of a person, and so is recovery. Recovery is tearing down the foundation of your life and building a new life without drugs. One key component of this process is...

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