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Five Hobbies to Pick Up In Sobriety
March 27, 2018

Five Hobbies to Pick Up In Sobriety One of the best methods, when moving into and sustaining sobriety, is to pick up new, healthy hobbies. Not only does it help keep the mind and body busy, but it replaces dangerous habits with positive ones. However, it takes time and dedication to stick to any new…

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Does Drug Addiction Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
March 13, 2018

Do Drug Addiction Complications Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits? If you have struggled with drug addiction and it has led to complications, you may be eligible to qualify for disability benefits. Your addiction alone does not qualify you for benefits, but the complications that result from that addiction do. What Programs are Available The…

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What is a Recovery Coach?
December 27, 2017

What is a Recovery Coach? A Recovery Coach, also known as a Sober Coach, is a generic term that covers many different roles. They provide invaluable support for people trying to overcome their compulsive, obsessive, destructive behaviors. A Recovery Coach is a kind of “Life Coach” that helps clients make smart choices and healthy decisions,…

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What is Hygge? The Key To A Sober Holiday
December 11, 2017

What is Hygge? The Key To A Sober Holiday Hygge—roughly pronounced “HUE-guh”—is a Danish word that has been adopted into the English language because no English word properly captures the concept. The closest equivalent is “coziness,” but hygge also implies self-pampering, companionship, soft light, good food, simplicity, and freedom from concern. It also implies an…

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Helping Baby and Mommy Off Opioids
November 27, 2017

Pregnant and Addicted to Opioids? You might want to read this. Introducing The Positive Direction Model: Opioid Use and Pregnancy, 1st Edition Davina Moss-King, PhD wrote The Positive Direction Model for pregnant women diagnosed with opioid use disorder.  The book focuses on women and their newborns, highlighting the opioid epidemic’s impact on the infant’s health…

Why “Everything in Moderation” Is Still, Sometimes Too Much
November 13, 2017

Why “Everything in Moderation” Is Still, Sometimes Too Much   You have likely heard the phrase, “everything in moderation” many times. Usually uttered while someone is indulging in sweets or a glass of wine, the phrase seems a handy rule to keep one from overindulging. But, it acts more like an excuse for a lot…

Change the Viewing, Change the Doing – Meditation as a Fear Conqueror
October 30, 2017

Change the Viewing, Change the Doing   On a daily basis our society requires us to operate within a great amount of tunnel vision through activities such as driving, reading, and the ubiquitous use of electronics. Focusing with our eyes directs energy. In tunnel vision everything is focused with visual emphasis, no other senses are…

The Scariest Things About Sobriety – 6 Fears & How to Beat Them
October 17, 2017

THE SCARIEST THINGS ABOUT SOBRIETY  With Halloween approaching, many people are looking forward to a few scares. Right now, are you looking forward to personal life changes that are strong and positive—yet scary? When you’re fresh out of detox, the prospect of lasting sobriety can look terrifying. Will you be able to resist temptation? Will…

Four Myths of Meditation
October 3, 2017

Four Myths of Meditation A fascination with, and exploration of, the spiritual-self is a common thread, binding all cultures of the world, traversing space and time. We can see it in the centuries-old use of ayahuasca in the Incan cultures of the Amazon Basin. We can imagine it in the spiritual drive that resulted in…

Empowering Women to Recover
September 20, 2017

Women Empowerment in Recovery When clinicians are trying to help women to change, grow, and heal from addictions, it is critical that they place women in environments in which they can experience mutual, empathetic, healthy relationships with their counselors and with one another. Quote: Stephanie Covington Barriers To Treatment For Women Many treatment centers claim…