29 Jan Addiction and Disease

To intelligently discuss the issue of whether or not addiction is a disease, we must first define the term "disease." To do this I turned to the 24th Edition of the Stedman's Medical Dictionary which provided the following definitions.   1. ...

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27 Jan New Year’s Resolutions for Recovery

Addiction recovery is all about setting goals and then working to achieve them, and the New Year brings the perfect opportunity to set some new goals. Some of the traditional New Year’s resolutions, like getting in shape, will fit in nicely with your recovery program,...

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27 Jan Financial Responsibility in Recovery

Becoming financially responsible is an important part of addiction recovery. There’s a lot to learn about ourselves and life in general as we manage our assets, so it’s no surprise that over ⅔ of Christ’s parables were about money. Self-mastery, giving to others, sound decision...

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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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