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5 Things that Can Trigger a Bipolar Episode

5 Things that Can Trigger a Bipolar Episode

Bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by both episodes of major depression and episodes of mania or less ...
Why You Should Be Honest with Your Doctor About Your Substance Use

Why You Should Be Honest with Your Doctor About Your Substance Use

It’s likely that no one is completely honest with his or her doctor. People often feel vulnerable or even judged in
When Are 12-step Meetings Not Enough?

When Are 12-step Meetings Not Enough?

Alcoholics Anonymous has been around for more than 80 years now. In the time since it began, AA and many other ...
6 Ways to Maintain a Positive Outlook in Addiction Recovery

6 Ways to Maintain a Positive Outlook in Addiction Recovery

No one is able to have a positive attitude all the time. Everyone has ups and downs and it’s only normal to feel ...
How to Sleep Better in Addiction Recovery

How to Sleep Better in Addiction Recovery

Getting plenty of quality sleep is one of the best lifestyle changes you can make when recovering from addiction. ...
Why Sleep is Essential for a Strong Recovery from Addiction

Why Sleep is Essential for a Strong Recovery from Addiction

Recovering from addiction isn’t just about abstaining from drugs and alcohol; it’s about creating a healthier life ...
Why Don’t More People Seek Help for Addiction?

Why Don’t More People Seek Help for Addiction?

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 20 million people each year have a substance use ...
Why Are Some People More Vulnerable to PTSD than others?

Why Are Some People More Vulnerable to PTSD than others?

Few mental health disorders increase your vulnerability to addiction as much as post-traumatic stress disorder. ...
Do You Keep Making the Same Recovery Mistakes? Here’s How to Stop.

Do You Keep Making the Same Recovery Mistakes? Here’s How to Stop.

The nature of addiction is to do the same thing over and over, even when you know your behavior has negative ...
Proven Ways to Experience More Gratitude in Addiction Recovery

Proven Ways to Experience More Gratitude in Addiction Recovery

Gratitude is a powerful tool for recovery. A growing body of scientific research shows that people who feel more ...
Why Comparing Yourself to Others Slows Down Addiction Recovery

Why Comparing Yourself to Others Slows Down Addiction Recovery

Everyone entering treatment for addiction for the first time has doubts. Does he really need to be there? Is ...
6 Tips for Healing Relationships in Addiction Recovery

6 Tips for Healing Relationships in Addiction Recovery

No one recovers from addiction alone. The more support you have, the better. Feeling connected to others, having ...
5 Things that Can Trigger a Bipolar Episode

5 Things that Can Trigger a Bipolar Episode

Bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by both episodes of major depression and episodes of mania or less ...
Why You Should Be Honest with Your Doctor About Your Substance Use

Why You Should Be Honest with Your Doctor About Your Substance Use

It’s likely that no one is completely honest with his or her doctor. People often feel vulnerable or even judged in
When Are 12-step Meetings Not Enough?

When Are 12-step Meetings Not Enough?

Alcoholics Anonymous has been around for more than 80 years now. In the time since it began, AA and many other ...
6 Ways to Maintain a Positive Outlook in Addiction Recovery

6 Ways to Maintain a Positive Outlook in Addiction Recovery

No one is able to have a positive attitude all the time. Everyone has ups and downs and it’s only normal to feel ...
How to Sleep Better in Addiction Recovery

How to Sleep Better in Addiction Recovery

Getting plenty of quality sleep is one of the best lifestyle changes you can make when recovering from addiction. ...
Why Sleep is Essential for a Strong Recovery from Addiction

Why Sleep is Essential for a Strong Recovery from Addiction

Recovering from addiction isn’t just about abstaining from drugs and alcohol; it’s about creating a healthier life ...
Why Don’t More People Seek Help for Addiction?

Why Don’t More People Seek Help for Addiction?

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 20 million people each year have a substance use ...
Why Are Some People More Vulnerable to PTSD than others?

Why Are Some People More Vulnerable to PTSD than others?

Few mental health disorders increase your vulnerability to addiction as much as post-traumatic stress disorder. ...
Do You Keep Making the Same Recovery Mistakes? Here’s How to Stop.

Do You Keep Making the Same Recovery Mistakes? Here’s How to Stop.

The nature of addiction is to do the same thing over and over, even when you know your behavior has negative ...
Proven Ways to Experience More Gratitude in Addiction Recovery

Proven Ways to Experience More Gratitude in Addiction Recovery

Gratitude is a powerful tool for recovery. A growing body of scientific research shows that people who feel more ...
Why Comparing Yourself to Others Slows Down Addiction Recovery

Why Comparing Yourself to Others Slows Down Addiction Recovery

Everyone entering treatment for addiction for the first time has doubts. Does he really need to be there? Is ...
6 Tips for Healing Relationships in Addiction Recovery

6 Tips for Healing Relationships in Addiction Recovery

No one recovers from addiction alone. The more support you have, the better. Feeling connected to others, having ...

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