03 Dec Gaining Spiritual Strength

Many of the principles and tools of addiction recovery are based around spiritual healing. Giving over your life to a Higher Power, forgiving others and yourself, and praying for strength are just a few of the things that any 12-step program will ask you to...

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03 Dec Advice for Those Supporting an Addict

In parts one and two of this series of posts, we discussed how Elder Holland’s talk from the October LDS Conference this year, “Like a Broken Vessel,” can help those who are struggling with addiction heal, both mentally and spiritually. It’s important to remember that...

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05 Nov Preventing and Overcoming Relapse

Addiction recovery is a path riddled with fits of progress, and intermittent setbacks and stumbling blocks. In his LDS General Conference talk, “Like a Broken Vessel,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland discusses the trials of mental illness, and offers wisdom and advice about how we can...

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26 Sep What to Eat in Recovery

Addiction recovery is an emotional and spiritual struggle, but it’s a physical one as well. Your body has been broken down throughout your illness, and it needs to be equipped with the proper tools in order for you to return to health. Eating the right...

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26 Sep Faith-Based Recovery

We’ve said a thousand times that addiction treatment can only be successful if the entire person is treated, not just the person's addiction. This is because addiction is a disease that affects every part of your being. Addiction destroys your spiritual health along with your...

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16 Aug Overcoming Mistakes

Past mistakes can weigh on a person in recovery and can make you lose hope in your ability to overcome your addiction. You may begin to feel like you’ve always made mistakes, and you always will. But the reality is everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes we...

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16 Aug Making Recovery Comparisons

When you’re working with others in recovery who are going through similar struggles to you, it’s easy to compare your recovery process to the processes of others. There are times when comparing yourself to others can be productive, but at other times it can be...

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22 Jul Addiction and Gender-Based Stereotype

There are many factors that contribute to addiction. Some of them are similar across genders, but some are gender specific. Society’s different expectations for men and women, the way men and women handle stress differently, and biology all play a role in substance abuse and...

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