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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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Tips on Helping Your Addicted Friend

When you have a friend, you should be there for them as much as you can. They should be there for you as well. However, what happens when you have an addicted friend. They are caught up in using drugs or alcohol. You are left to clean up their messes, worry about them, and be confused as to what you can do. This doesn't have to be the case. The first thing you should know is that enabling won't get…...
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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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Commitment and Your Recovery

There are many things that you will need to do in your recovery. One of those things is commit to your sobriety and recovery. Commitment is one of the things that is going to help you prevent a relapse. There are many things you should know about commitment and your recovery. Before learning more about commitment in your recovery, be sure to remember that your recovering lifestyle is for you. It is to make your life better. The sooner your…...
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Benefits of Medical Rehab Programs

At Magnolia Ranch Recovery, you can find medical Rehab services. Rehab can be rough. When it comes down to it, there are far too many people relapsing after they get out of an alcohol or drug rehab program. This doesn't have to be the case for you. There are many people who attend medical Rehab programs who have more success in recovery. If you want the chance to be more successful in your recovery journey, the medical Rehab program may…...
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Step 11: Using Prayer and Meditation

When you are in recovery from an addiction, there are many ways that you can benefit from Step 11 of AA. First, it might be helpful to have a reminder of what this step is. Step 11 of AA is, “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” As you can see, from this step alone, prayer…...
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