Is Caffeine Bad for Addiction Recovery?

AA meetings, and recovery in general, have long been associated with coffee and cigarettes. One study of AA members in Nashville, Tennessee found that there is quite a bit of truth to this stereotype. The study found that 88.5 percent of AA members surveyed drank coffee daily, compared to about 64 percent of Americans overall. [&hellip…

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How to Make Exercise Part of Addiction Recovery

We all know that exercise is good for our physical health but an increasing volume of research is showing that it’s great for good for our mental health as well. One large study looked at data from more than a million people and found that those who exercised actually had 43 percent fewer days of [&hellip…

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The Power of Gratitude in Addiction Recovery

Recovery from addiction isn’t only a matter of abstaining from drugs and alcohol; it’s about feeling good about your life without drugs and alcohol. Recovery is a holistic process that involves mind, body, and spirit. Psychotherapy plays a major role in recovery, as do healthy lifestyle changes such as getting plenty of quality sleep, eating [&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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