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Can Exercise Help Beat Addiction?

Treatment for addiction involves some kind of ‘talk therapy’ or counseling, with a focus on helping the person with addiction sort out why they keep engaging in behaviors, in spite of problems. While people can work on certain habits like exercise, the reality is it is one piece of a larger puzzle when it comes

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Why Getting Rid of Five Things Can Help You Free Your Mind

Keeping a simple house with just a few things in it seems to be the newest movement in minimalism. People are getting excited about having less. There is nothing wrong with having less, but it takes time and diligence to figure out how to get rid of the right things and keep what you need.

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What is Brain Restoration and How Does it Help Recovery?

The brain has the power to restore itself. The positive impact on mental health, energy levels, and cognitive function is huge. It plays an important role in the early stages of detox and recovery. Although main treatment programs look at AA for 12-step and other methods of recovery, there are other ways to look at

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How to Combat Irrational Thinking with 4 Simple Terms

Sometimes irrational thoughts can cloud the truth that is right in front of our very eyes. There are four terms that can help you combat irrational thinking but it takes some time to wrap your head around them. Real but Not True Sometimes we come across something that alarms us but we are not sure

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How Do People Get Connected to Treatment?

  When a person decides they are ready for treatment, time is going to move quickly. Getting connected before the fear and anxiety take over can be lifesaving. People who try to come to grips with addiction must learn how to cope with a substance use issue when they are ready. Getting connected right away

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Why Meditation Can Cure Everything (but Still be Helpful in Recovery)

Meditation is having a heyday at the moment. It seems everything is turning to meditation as a means of supporting people spiritually, psychologically, emotionally, and in other ways to find peace and rest in a crazy world. Many westerners, in particular, come looking for psychological healing from meditation as it has become mainstream. Meditation is

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What Are Communication Tips for Talking to Someone with Addiction?

When you act with kindness and compassion, you begin to see the difference from communicating out of a place of stigmatization or criticism of others. Addiction is stigmatizing enough. People with addictions expect others to insult or belittle them. By accepting them, you start to build bridges to forgiveness and recovery. Whether you are a

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Why the Idea of Post-Traumatic Growth May Be Trickier Than We Think

Post-traumatic growth is a term that has been thrown around TED talks, books, and academic research centers. It is one of those ideas upon which entire empires are built. PTSD was the old way of talking about post-traumatic stress, now there is a new term on the block: post-traumatic growth. What it Means The basic

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What Are 5 Things to Avoid in Early Recovery?

Now that you are in early recovery, you are on the other side of addiction. It may feel uncomfortable, scary, frustrating or myriad other feelings. Newly sober people might feel truly alive also, not having felt as good as they do now. If you are feeling all these things, that is okay. The challenges you

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