Art Therapy: Benefits to Addiction Recovery

There are many things that can help someone in their recovery from an addiction. Art therapy is one of those things. Many studies have shown that art therapy is a great way to build emotional resilience, promote change, build self-awareness, and much more. If you are in recovery from an addiction and are going to alcohol rehab or drug rehab, you should know that art therapy can help you a great deal. Building Emotional Resilience with Art Therapy One of…...
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Alcohol Withdrawal and Detox Benefits

For many of those who suffer with an alcohol abuse disorder, the alcohol withdrawal process can be the worst. In fact, it can be one of the various reasons why many alcoholics choose not to get sober in the first place. Quitting can be quite tough. However, there are many medical detox programs that can benefit you when you're trying to overcome an alcohol addiction. Mitigating Risks of Withdrawal It is beneficial to attend alcohol detox to mitigate risks of…...
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Chronic Pain and Addiction Recovery

When someone is in addiction recovery and they are dealing with chronic pain, they must figure out ways to handle their pain without using drugs. This can be extremely difficult, especially when they are used to using drugs to handle all of their aches and pains. However, just because it is difficult, that doesn't make it impossible. There are some great tips for handling chronic pain in alcohol rehab or drug rehab addiction recovery. Massage Therapy Massage therapy is one…...
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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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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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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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