Eat to Be Whole

Eat to Be Whole 

For many people, eating is all about control.  There are many things in our world that we cannot control but our diet is not one of them.  Whether we lack control when we eat or exercise too much control, what goes into our bodies can have a direct effect on our addictions.

The Art of Change

 

 

The Art of Change

In order to become a butterfly, you must first be willing to give up being a caterpillar.

Helping Your Friend through Detox

Helping Your Friend through Detox

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol can be one of the most difficult and painful experiences a person can go through, especially if the drug in question is particularly potent or the addiction severe.  If you have a friend or loved one that is about to go through this difficult process, he or she will need all the help you can give to get them through the gauntlet.  

Visualizing the Enemy

Visualizing the Enemy

You’re walking down a dark alley toward the green fields you know are waiting on the other side.  The alley is long and seems endless as you jump and startle at every bump and shriek you hear.  A nervous feeling grips your throat and your heartbeat speeds up as you approach a section of the path that gives you all sorts of creeps.  It comes sneaking out of the darkness and grabs you from behind, whispering gently in your ear and getting inside your head.  

Revisiting the 12 Steps

Revisiting the 12 Steps

One of the most widely-known traditions to addiction recovery is the famous 12 Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous.  These steps were to serve as a roadmap for those who came to the AA program in search of help and recovery.   They have helped hundreds and thousands of alcoholics quit drinking and improve their lives.   These steps still serve as an excellent foundation for any addiction recovery process.

Don’t Let Resentment Keep You from Recovery

Don’t Let Resentment Keep You from Recovery

When you’re in recovery from addiction, one of the biggest threats is getting caught up in negative emotions. Resentment is among the most powerful of these debilitating states of mind. For many recovering addicts, resentments can trigger the urge to use and are a major threat to addiction recovery.

What is resentment? 

4 Reasons to Quit Smoking

4 Reasons to Quit Smoking

Nicotine and cigarette addiction has been the battle of our time as we have worked to undo all the harm the tobacco advertising did in the 1950s and 1960s. Everyone has heard all the health reasons for quitting smoking, including the risks for heart disease and lung cancer. But we thought we would throw out 4 more practical reasons, just in case the threat of cancer and death weren’t enough to jolt you out of the smoke cloud.

1. You’ll Smell Better

10 Tips for Positive Self-Esteem after Rehab

10 Tips for Positive Self-Esteem after Rehab

When you come out of a drug rehab program it’s common to feel depressed and low. You’ve had to admit defeat in a way and that can be difficult to bounce back from. But take heart, it’s just a rough path. With every passing day and week of recovery, it gets that much easier and your addiction is that much further behind you. Take these 10 tips into account for staying positive and picking yourself back up in the early weeks of your addiction recovery.

1. Be Patient

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