RECOVERY

Ren in Recovery
October 25, 2018

How Some Countries are Cracking Down on Addiction

Iceland has been able to reduce their substance abuse rates to unprecedented lows by making after-school programs for youth of all ages a mandatory requirement for graduation.

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Ren in Recovery
September 26, 2018

Exercise Offers Benefits for Healthy Living and Recovery

We already know that exercise has great benefits for people. Exercise relieves stress. It boosts mood. Exercise increases body image. Regular exercise releases depression and anxiety. But on top of that, we have now learned irrefutably that exercise improves mental health too.

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Ren in Recovery
August 19, 2018

Why Do Recovering Addicts Relapse?

If one were to do a cursory survey or study of the most commonly asked questions about drug and alcohol addiction, it is very likely that the most commonly asked question would be, “Why do recovering addicts relapse?”

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Karen in Recovery
July 27, 2018

Harm Reduction Alone is Never Enough

One of the many layers of service to those who are using drugs or addicted is harm reduction. While harm reduction can save lives, as a concept of helping, it can be taken too far. The most important service to offer an addicted person is recovery from dependence on drugs or alcohol.

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Steve in Recovery
June 18, 2018

Two Top Causes of Relapse

Having been an addict for over 20 years, and a professional interventionist for 17, I’ve seen and experienced quite a few patterns. One pattern I’ve seen over and again has been around the reasons I, and others, relapse. And there are really just a few major culprits; perhaps the most common one is when - after graduating successfully from treatment - a person returns to his same environment…

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Karen in Recovery
April 20, 2018

More States Take Action to Fight Opioids But Is This the Right Target?

In Delaware and Louisiana, recent legislation has been enacted to fight each state’s problem with opioids. But is legislation—no matter how effective—going to enable us to eliminate our problem with addiction and overdose deaths?

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Karen in Recovery
December 31, 2017

10 Tips for Managing Your Newly-Sober Life in 2018

Congratulations on leaving drugs and alcohol behind. You can now look forward to an enjoyable and far more productive future. Here’s some tips to help you shape that new and improved life.

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Karen in Recovery
August 8, 2017

Helping Someone with Addiction? Tip: Don’t Judge.

When someone slides gradually into full-blown addiction, they experience massive amounts of judgment as they deteriorate. To help someone deeply immersed in addiction, you’ll have to do it without judging.

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Karen in Recovery
May 11, 2017

Mother’s Day 2017: Gratitude for the Vital Role of Mothers in Recovery

Over our fifty-year history at Narconon, we’ve come in contact with tens of thousands of mothers. At the very heart of every one of these mothers, there was an undying love for their child. This is our thanks.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Recovery
April 20, 2015

Universities Focusing on Student Recovery Amid Rising Addiction Concerns

When it comes to drug abuse and addiction problems, many individuals agree that programs focused on prevention and recovery are far more effective than punitive measures.

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