It’s long been thought that physical exercise is a healthy activity for recovering addicts. But what does the science say? As it turns out, there’s a growing body of data that suggests exercise helps recovering addicts stay sober.
Someone you care about just completed a drug and alcohol rehab program and is about to come back home. What do you do to support them? What shouldn’t you do?
I'll never forget the freedom I felt when I finally began to love myself again and realize that I was worth it, and the best part is that you are too.
When it comes down to it all the so-called “little things” add up to the big things over time and when it comes to a life of recovery there is nothing bigger than maintaining your sobriety.
What I have come to realize is that it doesn’t matter if a person is in active addiction or they have eight years of sobriety under their belt, sometimes we all just need a little help.
Can a recovering addict seek treatment and create a relapse-free life if they have a loved one back at home who is still using drugs and alcohol?
The last two weeks of December and the first few weeks of the new year can be incredibly stressful for recovering addicts. And during a global pandemic, this time of year is even more challenging.
In so many ways, the New Year presents the perfect pretext for making positive change and finally getting clean. If there is someone in your life who is currently using drugs, now is the time to help them. Now is the time to inspire them to commit to recovery and a drug-free life.
As someone who has lived both a lifestyle of addiction as well as a lifestyle of recovery, I can tell you that all of these benefits are things I have experienced in my own life throughout my recovery.
So while I know I have some difficult times ahead and that these next few weeks are going to be tough, I am grateful that on top of everything else I don’t have to worry about my drinking problem anymore.