5 Reasons Why Support Groups are Great in Recovery

The concept of a “support group” is widely used in all different situations. These gatherings play an important role for the sharing of ideas and understanding new perspectives. Let’s take a closer look at what support group represents. A support group can be defined as “a group of people with a common experiences and/or concerns,…

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3 Basic Reasons Why Recovery is Worth Attempting

By Chris Farni   Having a substance abuse disorder should not be perceived as being weak. Like any other illness, addiction requires more than just willpower to prevail over it. As studies have shown, long-term abuse causes specific changes in the brain, which lead to the development of cravings and compulsive substance use. As a…

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Movies to Watch When in Recovery from Addiction

By Chris Farni   When in recovery from substance abuse, you need some options of new activities which can help you recover and not feel as if recovery is the most boring option to be found. Such activities have many benefits, ranging from keeping away boredom to relapse prevention. Are you looking for any suggestions?…

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Importance of Chiropractic Care During Recovery

Research has proven that whenever the vertebrae within the spine are misaligned, the neurotransmitters in the brain cannot function correctly, creating a loss of well-being. If this imbalance or subluxation is repaired through a chiropractor, it enables for that correct flow of neurotransmitters, generating a feeling of calmness. Chiropractic care during recovery continues to be…

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How Do I Know If Someone Is Addicted to Heroin?

Heroin addicts may try to lie and hide their habit, but there are a few signs you can watch out for if you suspect a loved one is addicted.  If you suspect a loved one is using heroin or is becoming addicted, HowToQuitHeroin.com lists a few signs you can look for… and how you can…

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What is Residential Drug Treatment?

What is residential drug treatment like? At first, it may seem difficult to choose the correct inpatient residential drug rehab program for your treatment. What treatment is effective for someone, might not be sufficient for another. Residential rehabilitation treatment offers patients resources that might be hard to find all on your own. Inpatient therapy centers supply you…

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What AA Taught Me

Laura Silverman is the founder of The Sobriety Collective, a resource and blog created to celebrate recovery, especially through creativity, in all its forms. In 2007, at age 24, Laura pulled a 180 and went from insecure, anxious binge drinker to newly-minted sober 20-something. This scary step catapulted her into a journey of long-term recovery.  I don’t love AA, but…

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Addiction And Mental Illness

Annette Marshall blogs about her journey to wholeness from the effects of the disease of addiction in loved one’s. Her blog Just For Today focuses on living a whole life despite the challenges that life often brings. She believes that by God’s grace she has been able to travel a journey that is leading her out of fear and into faith. In addition,…

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How Has Addiction Affected Me?

Ben Emerling is a content writer who works in the Metro Detroit area. Creative writer by day and avid adventurist by night. He dedicates his life to helping people achieve sobriety. Ben previously interned for 12up and currently works for Monarch Shores. If you can say you have never been affected by addiction you are extremely lucky.…

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The Perfect Diet For Recovery

Matthew Lovitt, Master Nutrition Therapist, is back for more! Last month he shared with us the complicated relationship between sugar and sobriety. This month he is here to discuss the perfect diet for recovery and life!  We’ve all been there, searching for something, anything to help us change the way we look, feel, and, perhaps, relate…

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