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How to Keep Up with Your Recovery While Taking Trips

Do you take trips often? Maybe you just want to take one or two trips a year? How are you going to keep up with your recovery while taking trips? If you have gone through an alcohol rehab or drug rehab program, this may be something that is on your mind. You can't just up and leave your life behind without any worry at all. The good news is there are ways you can keep up with your recovery while…...
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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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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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Keeping Busy Without Overwhelming Yourself

In your recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction, there are certain things you will need to pay attention to. One of those things is how much you are taking on. While you don't want to allow y0urself to get too bored, you don't want to take on so much that you are overwhelming yourself either. You should be able to keep just busy enough that you aren't feeling overwhelmed. How can you do this? Whether you have just gone…...
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Life Takes On a New Meaning in Recovery

According to Chapter 7 of the Big Book, "Life will take on a new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends -- this is an experience you must not miss..." Read this again. Aren't these all amazing things you can bring into your life? Doesn't this sound so much better than what you had during your addictive lifestyle? If…...
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What Do You Need for Relapse Prevention Planning?

Relapse prevention is one of the biggest parts of a recovering lifestyle. As you begin your stay in an alcohol or drug rehab center, there are many things you learn. You learn how to get clean and sober. This is just the beginning, though. You also learn how to manage your recovering lifestyle. Part of doing that is preventing a relapse. There are many things you should know about relapse prevention planning. There are lists you can make, things you…...
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