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meditation

Why Meditation Heals in Addiction Recovery

Because of the many symptoms and side effects of active addiction, meditation seems more like an oxymoron than something that could...

community

The Power of Giving Back in Recovery

You have survived your addiction experience. You have achieved sobriety, received treatment and are confident in your recovery. The world is...

covid

One Year Later: How COVID-19 Has Impacted Mental Health

It’s hard to believe that it’s been one year since the world came to a halt. Everyone has felt the weight...

sobriety

A Reason to Change: Finding Permanent Sobriety after Relapse

Relapse is common in recovery; even if you have relapsed multiple times, you are not alone. Recovery is not easy and...

depression

The Relationship Between Depression and Alcohol

An interdependence exists between depression and alcohol. For some people, depression occurs first, and alcohol is used to self-medicate or try...

drugs

The Dangers of Mixing Drugs

When one drug ceases to give that high or euphoric feeling, some people will start adding other drugs to attempt to...

women

Challenges for Women Who Struggle with Addiction

Life is very difficult for those who struggle with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. There are specific challenges, however, that...

love

Learning to Love Yourself Again

Valentine’s Day is the time of year when people profess their romantic love for one another. But when was the last...

withdrawl

The Effects of Withdrawal from Opioids

Opioids are a group of very powerful drugs, and their side effects can be very dangerous. Continued opioid use can cause...

addiction

What Using Heroin Can Do to Your Body

The effects of heroin on the body are reciprocal: the greater the intensity of the pleasure, the greater risk of negative...

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