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Is 12 Step Recovery Right For Me?

Achieving sobriety is no easy feat, which is why you may be tempted to think that all of the work is done.  You may think that once you are free and clean from drugs and alcohol, you are cured.  But the truth is that recovery is a long, ongoing process that doesn’t happen overnight or…

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Important Tool for Recovery: H.A.L.T. Awareness

H.A.L.T. is an acronym standing for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired. Each one of these four physical or emotional conditions, if not taken care of, can trigger an individual and leave them vulnerable for relapse. Breaking free from addictive behavior is not an easy undertaking. Many try repeatedly only to end up right back where they…

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Tips for Enjoying Thanksgiving While in Recovery

We are entering the time of year when parties, family get-togethers, and excessive eating, drinking and merriment can create difficult or at least tricky situations for those in recovery. Thanksgiving, in particular, can be a challenging time. Facing your first sober Thanksgiving while in recovery may seem overwhelming since family interaction is often expected and…

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6 Telltale Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic

Did you know that alcohol is responsible for over 88,000 deaths in the US each year? It’s easy to spot someone who’s very intoxicated. They may slur their speech, stumble through a room, or become aggressive. But what about someone who drinks a lot and doesn’t display these signs? They might be considered a high…