Affording Addiction Treatment

You understand that you have an addiction and that you need help. Still, you have come to the utterly hopeless conclusion that you will never be able to afford treatment. Your substance abuse lingers over your head, giving you a sense of impending doom. Recovery feels like it is always out of your reach every [&hellip…

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Five Essential Types of Boundaries

Boundaries. The word alone might spur tension or hesitation, but boundaries are necessary and beneficial to addiction recovery. Though the type and number differs by individual, here are five common areas to boost: Material This may be one of the easiest to put into practice. Despite the “sharing is caring” mantra, there should still be [&hellip…

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Substances Do Not Fix You

At the end of the day, you crawl into bed, and all you have is you. You are the one who has to live with you for your whole life. Understanding yourself and being kind to your mind and body is essential to leading a happy life. Still, there are many people who struggle with [&hellip…

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Why Are Young People Susceptible to Addiction and Mental Illness?

Why Are Young People Susceptible to Addiction and Mental Illness?   If you’re struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). We are seeing higher numbers of young adults and children suffering from mental health issues like depression and anxiety, as well as problems with substance abuse and addiction. [&hellip…

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Riding out Bumps in the Winding Road of Recovery

Changing our perspective on addiction recovery setbacks. Recovery from addiction is a transformative, sometimes unpredictable, emotional process. For those that have started on their way towards a life free from substances and alcohol, the benefits and achievements can be reason for major celebration. But what about the moments when things decline a bit, or a [&hellip…

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Why is Suicide So Prevalent in Young People?

Why is Suicide So Prevalent in Young People? If you’re struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  Among the mental and emotional health issues affecting children and young adults, suicidal thoughts, impulses, behaviors, and attempts are debilitating and painful to cope with. When a life ends in suicide, [&hellip…

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In the Technological Age, Tasks and Routines are Increasingly Taken Over by a Digital or Robotic System.

Some movies thought 2020 would be a futuristic era of hoverboards and telepathy.   Even as recently as 2014, a book called Shift2020 predicted that robots would evolve beyond the smart vacuum that wanders the kitchen room, instead acting as companions, assistants, and therapists. While it’s not come to full fruition, there is a sliver of [&hellip…

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The Four Recovery Lessons Actress Jamie Lee Curtis Affirms in Her Latest Interview

The Four Recovery Lessons Actress Jamie Lee Curtis Affirms in Her Latest Interview On a press junket promoting her newest film, Jamie Lee Curtis stopped by The Today Show and talked with Hoda Kotb about her experience with addiction.  One of the most vocal celebrities and faces of the recovery community, Curtis graced the cover of the annual recovery [&hellip…

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How the Seven Principles of Yoga can Guide More Than Just Your Practice

Yoga combines body movement, mental techniques, and emotional awareness into one relaxing, sometimes frustrating, whole-self activity. Many in recovery find the use of yoga a therapeutic source of healing, a way to restore balance and promote rejuvenation. Consider that addiction is disconnection, particularly from one’s own body, mind, and spirit. Reclaiming your relationship with all [&hellip…

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Reminders for Ringing in the New Year 

Maybe 2019 was the year you began the journey to recovery. Or perhaps you’ve been on the road for years and this is a further milestone. It may have been a year of stumbling blocks, a time to revisit treatment and get more help.  While the end of the year can bring about healthy reflection, [&hellip…

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