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How Getting Clean Improves Physical Wellness

How Getting Clean Improves Physical Wellness

The struggle to be physically well these days is a real one. There are plenty of strategies and methods to try. New diets seem to emerge every week with tips about what you should avoid eating....

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Why Shame Is the Real Enemy of Recovery

Why Shame Is the Real Enemy of Recovery

You can't talk about addiction recovery without first addressing the two elephants in the room - guilt and shame. People often lump together guilt and shame as one and the same. The two, however,...

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Why Addiction Makes Anxiety Worse

Why Addiction Makes Anxiety Worse

Anxiety and substance use can often go hand in hand. Which causes which? Does it start with anxiety, which leads to using substances to cope? Or does it begin with substance use, which then creates...

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Nutrition in Recovery

Nutrition in Recovery

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, famously said, “Let thy food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” Since ancient times, we have known the role the foods we consume play in our...

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How Peer Pressure Impacts Addiction

How Peer Pressure Impacts Addiction

Peer pressure is often something that is considered to affect teens and younger adolescents. The truth is that peer pressure affects people of all ages. It can happen at school, at work, among...

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5 Strategies to Beat Your Addiction Cravings

5 Strategies to Beat Your Addiction Cravings

Whether you have been sober for five minutes or five years, cravings remain a relatively consistent part of your recovery experience. The good news - by learning how to manage them, you can help...

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Overcoming Anxiety in Addiction Recovery

Overcoming Anxiety in Addiction Recovery

It is natural to be a little confused when the term “anxiety” is brought up in addiction treatment and recovery or mental health settings. After all, anxiety is a general feeling of worry or...

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Aging in Addiction Recovery

Aging in Addiction Recovery

In 2001, 1.7 million older adults in the United States required treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). Twenty years later, that number has more than doubled. In 2020, estimates suggested 4.4...

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5 Strategies for Better Sleep

5 Strategies for Better Sleep

Sleep is critical when it comes to your overall well-being. You cannot function well without good sleep and may struggle with mental and physical wellness. Addiction disturbs sleep in a big way. If...

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