How Exercise Keeps You Sober

How Exercise Keeps You Sober

We talk about the importance of physical training and ongoing exercise a lot here at Addiction Recovery because the benefits to living a fit, healthy lifestyle are paramount in importance to a sober life. You might be tempted to think that’s just because going for a run every day or tracking your lifting gains serves to distract you from the cravings and activities that lead to relapse. While that’s certainly an added bonus to a commitment to fitness, it’s actually not the primary reason it works for those in drug or alcohol recovery.

How to Get Started on a Fitness Program

How to Get Started on a Fitness Program

It’s no secret that working out and exercising has exponential benefits to help you in recovery from releasing powerful hormones and endorphins that can curb cravings to distracting you from your previous lifestyle and tempting habits. But if you’ve never been athletic person or someone who frequents the gym, it can seem daunting to get this whole thing started. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you get yourself into a groove that will improve your health and life in the short and long term.

Government Open Payments Site Promises to Reveal Drug Lobbying

Government Open Payments Site Promises to Reveal Drug Lobbying

As an example of the Federal Government’s promise of transparency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently unveiled the Open Payment website. Spokesmen push the archive as a comprehensive accounting of any and all money transferred from pharmaceutical drug companies and medical suppliers to doctors, physicians, and hospitals nationwide. The promise of the program is to highlight how money flows from one to the other and has already raised some eyebrows.

5 Signs Your Friend is About to Relapse

5 Signs Your Friend is About to Relapse

When someone we love gets through rehab and begins the process of maintaining sobriety, there is plenty of concern and anxiety in the air. It’s not easy to stay clean, even after a rehabilitation treatment program. As concerned friends and relatives, we want to keep an eye out for potential signs of danger in an effort to support the recovering addict in facing the challenge of recovery. Here are five signs that should tip you off to something going wrong.

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Guns N’ Roses Drummer Goes Clean

Guns N’ Roses Drummer Goes Clean

After decades in the spotlight as one of the most iconic party bands of rock history, it can be tough to go the sober route. But that’s what Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler is doing these days. Adler struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse throughout the 1980s and 90s along with his band mates and other celebrity musicians of the day. That kind of lifestyle glorifies substance abuse more than any other and Adler lived through it. 

Tips for Sober Living during the Holiday Season

Tips for Sober Living during the Holiday Season

We’ve written before about how difficult the holiday season can be for recovering alcoholics and addicts but the subject can’t get enough attention. The gauntlet of Thanksgiving through New Year’s may as well be set up for the sole purpose of punishing and pummeling recovering addicts for all the stress and temptation it puts on your recovery. But there is always hope. Isn’t that the spirit of the holidays? Hope.

Here are 3 tips for managing your sobriety during the most trying of family gathering times.

Not All Those Who Drink Heavily Are Alcoholics

Not All Those Who Drink Heavily Are Alcoholics

There is a clear distinction between alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction that can make a big difference in how treatment is approached. Knowing this difference is important if someone you know has a problem with alcohol. 

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