ADDICTION RECOVERY

Julie in Addiction Recovery
September 16, 2019

The Importance of Sharing Stories of Addiction Recovery

Every day in the news we are hearing about lawsuits with big Pharma, soaring overdose rates, and all of the negative consequences of the addiction epidemic the United States is currently facing.

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
September 12, 2019

Essential Aspects of a Healthy Diet in Addiction Recovery

It’s no secret that drug addiction wreaks havoc on the human body in a variety of ways. Most people who are caught up in addiction are not obtaining the optimum amount of nutrients. When the body is deprived of essential nutrients it cannot perform properly and will begin to deteriorate over time.

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
August 19, 2019

Why It Is So Important to Limit Negative Influences during Addiction Recovery

There is a big difference between just not using drugs or alcohol and living a life of recovery. In order for sobriety to become a sustainable lifestyle, it is important to develop new habits and recognize old behaviors that lead to substance abuse in the first place. When a person does not make a conscious effort to change their old patterns it becomes much more difficult to maintain a life of sobriety.

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
August 6, 2019

Moving Past the Regret and Shame Created by Addiction

One of the hardest realities to face when first getting sober is owning up to the mess that was created from an addiction. At the beginning of my recovery, the gravity of my past hit me pretty hard and I wasn’t sure how I was going to move past all of it without drinking.

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
August 6, 2019

Myth: The Only Way to Stay Sober Is by Going to Meetings

How does someone maintain their sobriety without going to meetings all the time? Here are a few ways that have helped many people go on to live productive and sober lives after living a life of addiction.

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
July 29, 2019

Getting through the First Year of Sobriety

Making any major life change is a challenge, to say the least. Overcoming an addiction? Well, that can be even more challenging. That’s not to say it isn’t possible—people recover from addiction everyday.

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
July 24, 2019

The Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

When a person is drinking regularly and using drugs they aren’t very likely to be exercising a whole lot. Between getting high or drunk and going through withdrawal or having a hangover it’s a little difficult to make time for a good work out here and there.

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
July 11, 2019

The Many Advantages of Living a Sober Lifestyle

One of the reasons many people hesitate about living a sober life is that they fear they will be missing out on things. There is a lie that too many people have bought into that drugs or alcohol are a necessary way to have fun.

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
July 8, 2019

10 Benefits of Residential Addiction Treatment

When it comes to addiction treatment there are many reasons why a residential program is a good way to go. 1. Time to focus on yourself. Attending a residential program gives a person time to disconnect from all of their other obligations in order to truly focus on themselves.

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
July 2, 2019

Myth: I Can’t Go to Treatment Because I Have Kids

A common reason a person will give for not being able to go to treatment is that they have kids. While this is certainly a barrier to getting treatment, this is actually a very good reason to go to treatment—not a reason not to go.

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