The Gift of Desperation

The Gift of Desperation

No one enjoys a feeling of desperation. However, do not underestimate the power that comes with the gift of desperation and the good it can do for your recovery and your soul.

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Early Maladaptive Schemas: 18 Types of People in Recovery from Addiction

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You will encounter many different types of people in recovery from addiction. Each person has a unique pathway the leads them into recovery. However, you may start to notice similar patterns of behaviors, or groupings, of individuals in recovery. These groupings have much to do with early childhood experiences, and trauma, and the development of early maladaptive schemas.

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How Spirituality Can Help in Addiction Recovery

Spirituality can Help in Addiction Recovery

The idea of using spiritual practices to help people stay away from alcohol and drugs is not new. In fact, spirituality is the fundamental principle of Alcoholics Anonymous and all of the different 12 step groups. The tools of spirituality are open for anyone to use no matter which path they choose in recovery. It is recommended that the individual experiments with these spiritual practices until they find what works best. Spirituality can help in addiction recovery, improve emotions and relationships, help you achieve long-term sobriety, and even repair the brain from the damage caused by addiction.

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What to do Following a Relapse?

What to do following a relapse?

By:  Rick Fannin The road to recovery is a treacherous one, filled with obstacles and daily challenges. Having a relapse is very common amongst people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), addiction is a chronic disease, and the rate of relapse from drug addiction ranges from 40 to…

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