RECOVERY

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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Dianna Re, CAS in Recovery
January 3, 2019

What to Do (or Not Do) When Your Loved One Comes Back from Rehab

My name is Dianna and I am the Graduate Officer at Narconon New Life Retreat . Over the last 5 years, my job has consisted of staying in touch with the graduates of our program to ensure that they stay on the right track.

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Ren in Recovery
December 27, 2018

Is There Such a Thing as an Addiction That Can’t Be Treated?

If you have suffered from addiction or if you have had a family member or loved one who bore the struggle of dependency to addictive substances, you know the sheer severity of such an affliction and what it means to struggle with habits like these.

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Karen in Recovery
December 26, 2018

How Celebrities Can Truly Save Many Lives

Celebrities seem to be most renowned for the very public trouble they get into, but many celebrities actually have found ways to help others by speaking out about their recovery from addiction.

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Ren in Recovery
December 18, 2018

Giving Back and Growing From It: A Guide to Being the Best Version of Yourself After Rehab

How do we create our lives in such a way to be the best version of ourselves? This is a quest that everyone faces, whether they are recovering from addiction or not. But the truth is, recovering addicts do sometimes stumble and find hardship, even after they have kicked a drug habit for some time.

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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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