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Dealing with Emotions in Early Recovery: There Are No "Quick Fixes"

During early recovery we often find ourselves raw. But you can't heal what you can't feel. There are no quick fixes. Learn how to let it go.

SMART Recovery: The Power of Choice

There are many pathways to recovery. If the 12 steps don’t feel right, consider SMART Recovery meetings. SMART Recovery is a free, science-based community self-help group.

Getting Over the Recovery Blahs - Planning Excitement

After a few months, it’s easy to hit a recovery wall and start to feel bored and dissatisfied with your new clean and sober lifestyle. This dissatisfaction will pass, but until it does, you can ...

Entering Recovery as a Single Parent

When caring for the kids means seeking help for addiction: Overwhelmed by the competing demands of daily life, single parents are at a higher risk for substance abuse and addiction.

New Year's: Reflecting on Your Progress in Recovery

New Year's can be a time for reflection, but for those in addiction recovery, it can also be a minefield. About taking stock, as this year comes to an end.

How to Find Your Ideal AA Sponsor

Developing a support system in early recovery can be overwhelming. Choosing a sponsor is an important choice that gives stability. Here's what to look out for.

Avoiding Bitterness: Learn to Let Go of Resentment

Does the true cost of resentment go beyond taking up room in our hearts and mind? Learn how to let go of bitterness and baggage.

After Drug Addiction, Can You Ever Drink Again?

If you're an in-recovery drug addict, but not an alcoholic, can you ever drink alcohol again? Learn how to decide for yourself.

Grief: Staying Sober while Dealing with Loss
© George Hodan

Grief and loss can rock you, no matter how strong your recovery. Learn to grieve in healthy ways to sustain your recovery and honor your departed loved-one.

Healing the Body, Mind and Spirit after Addiction
© Laris.Sa*

Addiction is a disease that damages the body, mind and spirit. Here's a how-to guide to healing your physical, mental and spiritual health once in recovery.

You May Slip, But Don’t Relapse
© Ohsoabnormal

Some basic facts about relapse, why a slip never needs to mean the end of a recovery or that treatment has failed, what to do if you slip (right away) and how to reduce your odds of relapse in the ...

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There are many pathways to recovery. If the 12 steps don’t feel right, consider SMART Recovery meetings. SMART Recovery is a free, science-based community self-help group.

After a few months, it’s easy to hit a recovery wall and start to feel bored and dissatisfied with your new clean and sober lifestyle. This dissatisfaction will pass, but until it does, you can lower your risk of relapse by taking some time to plan islands of excitement to look forward to.

When caring for the kids means seeking help for addiction: Overwhelmed by the competing demands of daily life, single parents are at a higher risk for substance abuse and addiction.

New Year's can be a time for reflection, but for those in addiction recovery, it can also be a minefield. About taking stock, as this year comes to an end.

Developing a support system in early recovery can be overwhelming. Choosing a sponsor is an important choice that gives stability. Here's what to look out for.

Does spirituality have a place in recovery? Find out how spiritual practices can make a real difference and help us in our sobriety and daily living.

Does the true cost of resentment go beyond taking up room in our hearts and mind? Learn how to let go of bitterness and baggage.

A No-Relapse Guide to Coping with Grief & Loss © George Hodan

Grief and loss can rock you, no matter how strong your recovery. Learn to grieve in healthy ways to sustain your recovery and honor your departed loved-one.

Tips for Healing the Body, Mind and Spirit after Addiction © Laris.Sa*

Addiction is a disease that damages the body, mind and spirit. Here's a how-to guide to healing your physical, mental and spiritual health once in recovery.

Don’t Let a Slip Turn Into a Relapse © Ohsoabnormal

Some basic facts about relapse, why a slip never needs to mean the end of a recovery or that treatment has failed, what to do if you slip (right away) and how to reduce your odds of relapse in the first place.

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