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Recovery is a journey that requires us to navigate through various emotions, including guilt and shame. These emotions can be overwhelming and hinder our progress toward sobriety. However, one powerful tool that can help us move forward is self-forgiveness. Self-forgiveness is a process that allows us to acknowledge our mistakes, take responsibility for our actions,...
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Almost every event is celebrated with a sugary treat — birthdays, Halloween, the holidays, and Thanksgiving are all marked by the consumption of sugar. But is this readily available and omnipresent food wreaking havoc on our bodies and minds? Let’s dive into some of the side effects of sweets and how sugar can affect addiction...
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Addiction recovery is a journey that requires a lot of dedication and hard work. An important aspect of maintaining life-long addiction recovery is knowing how to set healthy boundaries. Boundaries are limits that we set for ourselves and others to protect our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. In recovery, setting healthy boundaries can help you...
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Addiction recovery is a difficult journey for anyone, but women face a unique set of challenges that can make the process even more difficult. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the specific obstacles women may encounter during their recovery journey and offer tips for overcoming them. Stigma and Shame One of the biggest...
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Addiction is a complex disease that affects millions of women worldwide. Unfortunately, addiction often comes with co-occurring disorders, which can make recovery even more challenging. Co-occurring disorders are mental health conditions that occur alongside addiction and can complicate treatment and recovery. Research shows that women are more likely to experience co-occurring disorders than men ....
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Addiction is a complex disease that affects individuals in different ways. Women who struggle with addiction often face unique challenges and barriers to recovery, including trauma, mental health issues, and societal expectations, which can make their recovery process even more difficult. However, with the proper support and treatment, women can recover from addiction and heal...
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By: Casey Mckeown, Alumni Care Coordinator  While in sober living, our most authentic connections can happen at night as we review our day with our roommates and chat about our life experiences. In that present moment, we share vulnerable and honest conversations with one another. As a result, true authentic experiences are shared, and real...
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By: Casey Mckeown, Alumni Care Coordinator¬† The definition of humility is “a modest or low view of one’s importance.” In my own experience, this means I see the truth of what is going on and realize that I am a human with a “me” problem. Unfortunately, with Alcoholism centering in my mind, I can’t always...
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Staying sober when your friends are drinking can be difficult when you’re in recovery from a substance use disorder, especially early on. One of the most challenging things is relearning how to socialize without using alcohol. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for staying on track with your recovery goals when your...
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