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Four Simple Steps for a Healthier You in Recovery
Healthy lifestyle changes are integral to a successful recovery from a substance use disorder. Consistent effort is needed to achieve significant changes such as taking regular exercise, creating a strong sober network, and eating a healthy diet. However, these lifestyle changes primarily consist of several modest changes, some of which are easy to implement right...
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On Valentine’s Day, we think of love. Visions of glittering cards and red roses frequently come to mind. These thoughts can be an unpleasant experience for those without significant others. Today, let’s talk about loving yourself — the most important person you should be loving.  People with Addiction and Mental Health Issues Know About Insecurity...
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Staying Sober in Good and Bad Times
It is not easy to achieve sobriety, and it is even easier to rest on your laurels and allow yourself to be swept away in resentment, anxiety, or trying situations. A sober lifestyle does not free you from challenges. Peace and serenity are something that you must consciously work at every day. Despite obstacles, you...
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Getting in Touch with Your Emotions, Windhaven House Dallas, Texas
Many people tend to suppress their emotions. They think that if they can separate themselves as best as possible from what they feel, then a difficult situation will not negatively impact them. This approach, however, can be harmful. To recognize, accept, and express your feelings, you need to be able to understand them. Recognize Your...
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Tips for Healthy, Sober Living
After leaving a residential program, you may find yourself wondering how to stay sober. One way to avoid relapsing after a program ends is to remain focused on the ongoing recovery work needed to maintain sobriety. The strategies you learned in treatment can be supplemented by fresh ideas to help keep you from using again....
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For those with a substance use disorder (SUD), building a life outside of treatment begins with creating a positive environment. People who are beginning their recovery journey might face challenges and obstacles along the way. However, learning to think positive can benefit you far beyond just your recovery. Positive thinking, simply put, is the practice...
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Windhaven House - dallas sober living for women - extended care program - sober living homes
For ten years, I had jumped from job to job, relationship to relationship, and city to city, in hopes of escaping addiction. Instead, I managed to rack up three felony DWI charges, an unreliable resume, and wreckage in every relationship I had in the town that I lived in. I was out of ideas. I...
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Delays in getting a diagnosis perpetuate substance use disorders for women, and they can come for many different reasons. The barriers may include financial instability, a lack of family support, unresolved trauma, and many other factors. Today, let’s talk about five primary reasons women are not diagnosed with substance use disorders earlier and how to...
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Recognizing codependency has been a problematic part of your life is important, but recognition without action won’t free you from the cycle of codependency with a loved one. Right now, while the person you care about is in transitional living and you’re considering what comes next, it may be a helpful time to examine what...
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