5 Things to Be Grateful for in Recovery

5 Things to Be Grateful for in Recovery

5 Things to Be Grateful for in Recovery Gratitude is powerful medicine, especially for people in recovery. It improves sleep and reduces stress. Gratitude has been shown to improve relationships and make people more resilient in the face of setbacks. Resentment and negativity often drive addiction.Practising gratitude is a perfect …

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How to Make Gratitude Part of Your Life

How to Make Gratitude Part of Your Life

How to Make Gratitude Part of Your Life Studies have shown that gratitude has many benefits that will make recovery better. Gratitude reduces stress and improves sleep. It reduces illness and strengthens social connection. It helps you focus on what’s good about your life instead of what’s bad. In short, …

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Why Gratitude is Essential in Addiction Recovery

Why Gratitude is Essential in Addiction Recovery

Why Gratitude is Essential in Addiction Recovery If you’re just starting detox, treatment, or recovery, or just starting to think about it, gratitude may be far from your mind. If your struggles with addiction have forced you to confront the possibility you need treatment, your life is almost certainly not …

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How Writing Can Help Heal Trauma

How Writing Can Help Heal Trauma

How Writing Can Help Heal Trauma Addiction is closely linked to trauma. A high percentage of people struggling with addiction have had traumatic experiences. Often, these are adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, such as abuse, neglect, or witnessing violence at home. Sometimes the trauma is later, caused by violence from …

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Is Caffeine Addiction Dangerous?

Is Caffeine Addiction Dangerous?

Is Caffeine Addiction Dangerous? Caffeine is perhaps the most socially acceptable drug. Nearly everyone drinks coffee, tea, or soda with some regularity. Unlike alcohol and tobacco, it’s fine to consume at work. It’s good, actually, because it makes you more productive, but not too productive. If you are recovering from …

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Should You Change Jobs in Recovery?

Should You Change Jobs in Recovery?

Should You Change Jobs in Recovery? Successful recovery usually requires you to make some changes in your life. It’s hard to stay sober when you have unhealthy habits, toxic friends, or a lot of stress. One major source of stress for many people is their job. Although it’s not realistic …

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Addiction Runs in Families

Addiction Runs in Families

Addiction Runs in Families If you are struggling with addiction, you likely have a close relative who does too. It may be a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling. It may be a child or grandchild. There are many reasons that addiction tends to run in families. About half of …

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