How to Live a Life of Principle in Recovery

Striving to live a life of principle is good advice for all human beings, but it’s especially important when you’re in recovery. It doesn’t matter whether you’re just beginning your life in recovery or have a few years under your belt. It always helps to add new strategies and techniques to ensure that you remain…

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Forgiveness: A Big Part of Addiction Recovery

The dictionary says that forgiveness is “the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven.” It means to pardon or be pardoned; to exonerate or be exonerated. Essentially it represents being released or releasing others for wrongdoings or errors. It may be a show of mercy, for yourself or others. People often wonder why forgiveness…

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Counting Your Blessings in Recovery

You don’t have to be religious to know that being in recovery from addiction is a good thing. People say “Count your blessings” all the time – and there’s a reason for that. First of all, it’s reinforcement to re-cap the benefits of an achievement, and recovery is a huge achievement. But there’s a lot…

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Common Pitfalls in Recovery and How to Avoid Them

If you’ve been in treatment for addiction, you’ve probably heard the comment that recovery isn’t a straight-line process. In fact, recovery sometimes seems like a journey of two steps forward and one step back before any significant progress occurs. While that’s not always true, it does happen often enough that recovery proves difficult for many…

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Common Opiods & the Risks of Abuse

Opiates have been around for years as our ancestors discovered their powers centuries ago. The problem with addiction, however, emerged in North America. It seems our love for drugs in the states has deep roots and the many different forms of opioids today – known as Opiate Derivatives – are easily accessible and highly affective…

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