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What Role Does Exercise Play in Recovery?

The benefits of exercise on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health are well known. Whether you are reading a peer-reviewed journal article or looking at your Facebook feed, it quickly becomes clear how beneficial exercise is for everyone. Some people wonder what, if any, connection exists between exercise and addiction recovery. After all, it is…

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Fighting The Stigma of Addiction

Even though it is 2020, the concerns and fears around stigma related to addiction remain alive and well throughout the United States. The concept of stigma describes the powerful negative thoughts that affect how an individual is viewed when they struggle with a substance abuse disorder or addiction. Stigma has the potential to adversely affect…

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What To Do In An Intervention?

If you live with or know someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you may feel hopeless and helpless to do anything for them. You possibly feel as though nothing you say or do changes the situation or helps them in any way. It is also possible that you struggle with what to say…

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How To Reach Out For Help With Addiction

Struggling with substance addiction can make functioning in your day to day life feel nearly impossible. There is the struggle to maintain your relationships, your job, your ability to function, but above all, to make sure you have a supply of your substance of choice. The need to keep yourself “supplied” can lead to an…

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Practice Mindfulness For Substance Abuse

COVID-19 is a massive curveball thrown at anyone currently struggling with substance abuse either on the path to recovery or considering sobriety. Due to the significant health crises, we are experiencing here in the United States (and worldwide) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many states have mandated stay at home orders and social distancing…

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Social Distancing, Social Media and Sobriety

For the last several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented time of uncertainty and anxiety for people from all parts of the world. What was initially thought to be a virus that would start and end in another country has marched across oceans to settle on virtually every continent and in almost every…

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Is Your Addictionologist up to Snuff? Find Out

As the opioid crisis continues to claim lives, more people than ever before are wondering what separates a great addictionologist, or addiction specialist, from an average one. In this post, we’ll examine this question in detail, providing you with the tools you’ll need to identify a stellar specialist and treatment facility. Along the way, we’ll…

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Why Long-Term Addiction Recovery Is the Only Way to Go

In this post, we’ll dive into addiction—what it is, how long it lasts, and the best way to go about treatment. Did you know that when it comes to addiction recovery, there is definitely one treatment option that stands above the rest? In this post, you’ll discover how long-term addiction treatment differs from short-term options.…