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Category: Recovery

How Grief and Substance Abuse Are Connected

How Grief and Substance Abuse Are Connected

As the side effects of the unresolved grief and substance abuse worsen, the issues are compounded, creating significant psychological, spiritual, and physical turmoil. Without treatment and support, it is challenging to work through these complex issues and find hope. If you or a loved one feels stuck in a cycle of grief and substance abuse, there is a way out. Learning more about how substance abuse and grief relate to each other may help you understand why professional treatment is often necessary to heal.

Is Non-Alcoholic Beer Okay For Recovering Alcoholics?

Is Non-Alcoholic Beer Okay For Recovering Alcoholics?

If you’re committed to staying sober, it’s best to avoid non-alcoholic beer and anything that smells or tastes like beer. Although the choice to drink (or not to drink) near beer is a personal one that everyone in recovery must make for themselves, there are plenty of great reasons not to drink it. Instead of relying on non-alcoholic beer to make you feel good, it’s important to develop healthy tools for living sober and to establish a fulfilling sober life for yourself.

AA Online vs. In-Person: How Does It Compare?

AA Online vs. In-Person: How Does It Compare?

Going to meetings is one of the most important ways you can invest in your recovery from addiction. But if you’re new to this whole thing, you might be wondering: Is there a difference between AA online or in-person AA meetings? If so, how do they compare, and which one is right for you?

What Is A Recovery Advocate in Rehab?

What Is A Recovery Advocate in Rehab? addiction recovery group at rehab center

If you’re going to drug rehab for the first time, you’ll likely encounter many different staff members with various job titles. Although it can be confusing at first, you’ll gradually learn what each type of addiction treatment professional does and why their job is an essential part of your treatment experience. If you’re going to […]

The Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide

The Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide Holiday Survival Guide

If this will be the first holiday season you’ve spent sober, you can expect to feel a lot of different emotions. Perhaps you’re proud of the progress you’ve made. Maybe you’re scared by the thought of a sober holiday. Or maybe you just feel thankful to be where you are. Whatever you’re feeling right now, […]

5 Types of People in Recovery

5 Types of People in Recovery 5 Types of People in Recovery

Have you ever thought to yourself, “What is recovery?” Is it simply abstaining from drugs and alcohol or is it something more? Many people would argue the latter. In fact, one study found that most people who self-identify as being “in recovery” define it as a continuous process that never ends.1 Instead of pinpointing it […]

Ultimate Guide to America’s College Recovery Programs

Ultimate Guide to America’s College Recovery Programs college students in recovery

Students in recovery face significant challenges in a college campus environment, but they shouldn’t have to choose between their recovery and a college education. Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs) across the country provide support and resources to help students in recovery balance their sobriety and education while still having an authentic college experience.

How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

How to Celebrate National Recovery Month recovery month logo

September of 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month, a month-long observance designed to increase awareness about addiction, celebrate the successful recovery of millions of Americans, and improve access to addiction treatment programs. Even if you’re not in recovery, you can still participate in this annual observance and help others get the help […]

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