Why Gender and Age Specific Treatment Matters

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This article first appeared on Arrowhead Lodge Recovery In recent years drug and alcohol treatment programs have grown dramatically in the United States, yet most addiction treatment centers’ programs are designed for all adults, age 18 and older, and both men and women. This broad-based, treatment-for-everyone approach might not be as effective as a gender

Evolving in Sobriety

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Evolving in Sobriety “Oh…my…f*cking…God!” I had only heard my wife that alarmed one other time. We had just started dating when she called late one night to tell me a large spider was trapped in her apartment. I had initially assumed her “large spider” was probably nothing more than a normal-sized spider. Upon arriving I

The Power of Forgiveness in Recovery

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Grace is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -Mark Twain Recovery from addictive disease is marred by feelings of resentment, hurt and un-forgiveness. Un-forgiveness is the inability to reconcile unresolved feelings of anger and hurt for past wounds. Un-forgiveness can impair physical health and cause immeasurable emotional damage to individuals

5 Steps to Improving Mental Health with Yoga

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Yoga isn’t just a passing trend fueled by branded yoga pants and fitness fashion. In fact, the practice has been passed down through generations for over 5,000 years. Throughout history, yoga has represented many different ideas, beliefs, and practices that often contradict each other but the foundation of physical and spirituality activities for inward and

The Scariest Things About Sobriety – 6 Fears & How to Beat Them

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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 you get a reputation for weakness or prudishness? Will your friendships or career suffer? While the scares