RECOVERY

Karen in Recovery
February 27, 2020

There are Many Definitions of Recovery – Which One is Right for You?

Recovery is recovery is recovery – Isn’t it? Isn’t recovery the same thing for everyone finishing rehab? Aren’t we all talking about the same thing? Actually, we’re not. There are many definitions of recovery, depending on whom you talk to.

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Karen in Recovery
February 7, 2020

After Rehab, How Should You Address Damaged Relationships and Community Harm?

When you get home from rehab, should you call up family and friends and tell them how great you’re doing now? Should you make a lot of promises about the fabulous things you plan to accomplish? Or should you simply provide real-life proof of your healthier mindset by getting busy being productive and helping others?

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Ren in Recovery
January 30, 2020

The Importance of Sleep in Addiction Recovery

The importance of getting a good night’s sleep is something taught to us as children. And as we grow up, the concept of getting a proper night’s rest develops into a common sense thing which we just sort of know we’re supposed to do.

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Karen in Recovery
December 21, 2019

How Recovery High Schools Help Teens Launch Sober Adult Lives

In fifteen states around the U.S., recovery high schools offer youth in recovery the right environments in which they can get their lives on the right track for success.

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Ren in Recovery
December 4, 2019

Should I Get a Pet After Rehab?

Who feels better in the presence of pets? Can I see a show of hands? I know I do. Growing up in the rural Midwest, an Australian Shepherd dog was always at my side, everywhere I went.

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Ren in Recovery
November 27, 2019

Getting Out in Nature – A True Benefit to Recovery

The famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, used to go out into the woods to find inspiration for his architecture. Known for his surreal home designs, Wright found inspiration for his homes in places where there were no homes. He found motivation from nature.

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Ren in Recovery
August 28, 2019

Recovery Can Last a Lifetime

Everyone has an opinion on the best way to get off drugs and alcohol. But some people don’t believe that anyone can break free from addiction, that addiction is a disease and one has it for life.

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Ren in Recovery
May 12, 2019

What Can You Do to Build a Better World in Recovery?

Being in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is infinitely preferable to the alternative of living with an active drug addiction or a drinking problem. But that does not mean that living in recovery is easy or straightforward. No one ever said that it would be.

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Ren in Recovery
March 21, 2019

The Implications of One’s Environment in Addiction Recovery

An addict is a creature of habit, someone who tends to use drugs and alcohol in the same places, usually even at the same time of day. It’s called a habit for a reason.

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Ren in Recovery
February 6, 2019

“The Perfect Week”: Ten Activities to Include in Your Week for Success in Recovery

One of the biggest fears that anyone in recovery has is the fear of relapse. And we get that. Life as a newly-sober individual is challenging. Going through an addiction treatment center can do a lot for helping an individual turn their life around, but it won’t solve all of their problems for them.

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