Starting a New Relationship in Recovery

When you enter into an alcohol or drug rehab program, there are some things you will need to learn. After you finish with the detox program, you will likely attend either an inpatient or outpatient addiction rehab center. When doing so, you should know more about starting a new relationship in recovery. There are some general guidelines you should follow, so as not to pressure yourself into relapsing. There are certain triggers that may come along with starting a new…...
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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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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 and Reviewing Your Day

According to Chapter 6 of the Big Book, it states "When we retire at night, we constructively review our day. Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid? Do we owe an apology? Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once? Were we kind and loving toward all? What could we have done better? Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time? Or were we thinking of what we could do for others,…...
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Hanging Onto Sobriety When You are Feeling Weak

There are some people who have cravings so strong, they don't know how they are going to stay sober. There are others who don't experience cravings, yet all of a sudden something triggers them to drink. Many people feel weak to alcohol and this causes them to drink again. If you are feeling weak for any reason, after your alcohol or drug rehab stay, it is important to hang onto your sobriety. There are some tips that can help you…...
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Step 10 and Lifelong Recovery

When you are working a 12 step program after an alcohol or drug rehab, you must work through each step with care and grace. Step 10 is one that helps you continue your recovery - “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” Have you gotten to this step? If so, then you know that your personal inventory must continue. You can't just do it once and say that you are done. Recovery is a lifelong…...
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Simplicity: Add It To Everything In Your Recovery

Many people are afraid to get into recovery from their addiction. They are afraid or nervous about all the changes that will need to happen in order to live a clean and sober lifestyle. While that is true, recovery can be a lot of work, it doesn't have to be so complicated. According to the book, Narcotics Anonymous, it states, "Simplicity is the key to our symbol..." As you can see in this picture, if you don't keep things simple,…...
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Righting Your Wrongs

In Chapter 6 of the Big Book, it says that "We should be sensible, tactful, considerate and humble without being servile or scraping." What does this mean? During your recovery from an addiction, you must right your wrongs. This is part of the amends process. If you don't take part in this process, you will likely have issues with your relapse prevention. You may have more cravings if you don't right your wrongs. So, with that being said, after your…...
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