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Will the 12 Steps Assure You Stay Sober?

The 12 Steps are very powerful. There have been millions of people who recovered from their alcohol or drug addiction after attending an alcohol rehab or drug rehab 12 Step program. You can too. However, there is more to it than just attending the 12 Step Program. There is more to it than just doing the 12 Steps. The 12 Steps might help you in many ways, but you have to work at whatever recovery program you are going through…...
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Fentanyl: The Dangers Everyone Needs to Know

Fentanyl is one of the most dangerous drugs in the world. One touch, of even the residue, can kill. It has for many people, as well. It is the most dangerous for children and senior citizens. There are many dangers related to Fentanyl that people just aren't familiar enough with. It is important to spread this information, so more people can be aware of the dangers associated with this deadly drug. More Dangerous Than Heroin In many instances, Fentanyl can…...
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Years of Sobriety: Now What?

Many people who are years into sobriety will relapse. Why do you think this is? Well, there are many reasons. Some people believe they can drink again after they have been sober for a long time. Others stop working on their recovery, so they relapse. Some people in recovery will hit an obstacle and slip into a relapse. These are just some of the reasons people relapse years into sobriety. If you want to stay sober for the long haul,…...
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Get Your Motivation Back Today

During recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you must keep yourself motivated. When you stop having the motivation to go to addiction recovery meetings, get up in the morning, meet up with your sponsor, or do other recovery activities, that is when things start going downhill. That is when you risk of relapsing skyrockets. You must do something about your lack of motivation. It is essential that you find a way to motivate yourself and get back up…...
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Will the 12 Steps Help You Overcome Addiction?

The 12 Steps have helped many people overcome their addiction and may be able to help you as well. With this being said, you may want to know a bit more about the 12 Steps, before deciding if this is the way you want to proceed into your recovery. What Are the 12 Steps? Knowing what the 12 Steps is the first thing you need to figure out before determining whether it is process you want to go through in…...
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Common Personal Stressors and What to Do About Them

Recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction can be rough. However, the life changes that happen when in recovery are amazing. Those far outweigh the work that recovery takes. Today you are going to learn about some of the common personal stressors recovering alcoholics and addicts have. These stressors could take place right after getting home from alcohol or drug rehab or years down the road. Making sure you know what to do when you experience these personal stressors can…...
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Permission Giving Thoughts: What Do You Need to Know About Them?

In recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction, there are many things you learn. One of those things is how to prevent a relapse. This encompasses a range of relapse prevention tips. One of those tips is to learn about permission giving thoughts. These are the reasons you tell yourself that you can use drugs or drink again. The way to combat these is through a rebuttal. These are your reasons for not using that specific permission giving thought. Some…...
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Passing Knowledge Onto Others in Recovery

In Chapter 7 of the Big Book, it reads "It is important for him to realize that your attempt to pass this on to him plays a vital part in your own recovery. Actually, he may be helping you more than you are helping him. Make it plain he is under no obligation to you, that you hope only that he will try to help other alcoholics when he escapes his own difficulties." When you finish your alcohol or drug…...
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Troubles in Paradise: What to Do When Sobriety Isn’t Enough?

When you are in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, there are going to be time when you aren't working as hard on your recovery as you maybe should be. You may think that sobriety is enough to get you through. The problem is that recovery is much more than just staying sober. You can't rely on sobriety to keep pushing you through. Yes, there are times when sobriety will be enough. However, in reality, you need more than…...
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Is an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program Best for You?

When you are making your journey into recovery, there are many different paths you can take. One of those might be to start with an intensive outpatient treatment program. This is a bit different than an inpatient program and an outpatient program. There are also many benefits to following down this path of recovery. When you are thinking about attending an alcohol or drug rehab, there may be a lot on your mind. You may have family or job responsibilities…...
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