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Festive Frustration And Your Recovery

The holiday season is usually synonymous with unfiltered joy and a plethora of love and freedom to start anew. However, for those in recovery or recently sober, this time of year is generally linked with higher depression, stress and anxiety rates. How do you weigh your familial and holiday obligations while still focusing on your …

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After Addiction: Loss of the “Old” You

Those living with addiction may already be all-too-familiar with a sense of loss that coats their hopes and dreams and sours their relationships. Unfortunately, loss and addiction often go hand-in-hand.  What did you first want to be when you grew up? Now that you’re here, looking around at the reality you’ve made for yourself can …

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The Power of a Growth Mindset in Recovery

Have you ever thought of how your mindset can impact your life? The mood you are in, any fluctuations you experience and the state of your mental health can influence how you feel about yourself, how you regard your relationships with others and the quality of these relationships. Even your physical health depends on your …

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Is Your Addict Child Making You Crazy? 5 Ways Al-Anon Can Help

Shame and isolation are two unwelcome companions in the daily lives of parents of young addicts. There’s the shame of having a child who is heading for “jail, not Yale.” There’s the shame of having intensely negative feelings about the child you love. And there’s the shame of descending into dysfunctional parenting: enabling, screaming, lecturing, …

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Cassava℠ Free Addiction Recovery App Now Available for Android Devices

The CassavaSM addiction recovery app, launched in April for iPhone, is now available for Android devices. The app features daily affirmations and recovery tips, a personal journal, and a comprehensive database with more than 140,000 12-step and non-12-step listings to help app users locate support group meetings, whether at home or on the road.

A Recovering Addict’s Guide to Finding Balance

For a recovering alcoholic or addict, learning to find balance can be particularly challenging. Leading a balanced life means avoiding extreme highs or lows. It also means paying attention to tendencies that many addicts have to focus or obsess too much on one activity, such as exercise or work. When the scales are tipped too …

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Destination Addiction

Is your mind overactive with “the grass is greener” thinking? Do you sigh in frustration that you aren’t living the life you imagined? Are you immersed in thoughts such as: “What if I hadn’t married my spouse and there’s someone better for me?” “If only I were thinner, prettier, better educated, healthier, or wealthier, I …

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