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What To Do After Recovery

What to do after completing a treatment program? It’s ok to feel nervous about life after getting through a treatment program or rehab. You’ve done all this hard work and achieved sobriety. But what happens next?   Coming Back Home Returning home after an...

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Coming Back to Recovery

Coming Back to Recovery Coming back to recovery after a relapse can be difficult. Often times people feel so ashamed and are so full of disappointment and fear that they don’t ever make it back. You may be treated differently by those in your life. Some have stated...

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The First Year Getting Sober

The First Year Getting Sober So you want to get sober. You have made the decision and are willing to take the necessary actions to accomplish this idea. You have either decided to enter treatment, join a recovery group or perhaps you are just going to white knuckle it...

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Ayurveda – Healing the Whole

Ayurveda Balance Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. Knowledge of Ayurveda enables one to understand how to create this balance of body, mind, and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution and how to make...

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I Relapsed, Now What?

I Relapsed, Now What?   So you relapsed? Now what? It is important to realize what a relapse means. Some say it is as simple as a coping response. It is a setback, not a failure! Progress not perfection is something you will read & hear in the rooms of...

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Balancing Work, Family, Treatment

Balancing Work, Family, and Treatment   When facing the idea of adhering to a new life full of sober activities such as meeting attendance, maintaining a new living schedule, tending to responsibilities, keeping up with self-care and taking time for family, it...

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Will My Insurance Cover Treatment?

Will my insurance cover treatment? (Discuss, Discover, Decide) For anyone thinking about treatment, talking to a primary care physician is an important first step, as he or she can be a good source for treatment referrals and medications. Once treatment is suggested...

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Should I Move into Sober Living?

Should I go to a sober living?   Whether a sober living option is legally mandated, friends & family suggested or self-initiated, it will be useful to many in recovery. For many looking to recover, moving into a sober living home after or during treatment...

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Staying Sober During the Holidays

The holidays can be so stressful! How can you stay sober? The book of Alcoholics Anonymous promises that recovered alcoholics can go anywhere and do anything that regular people do, with the exception of drinking, provided that they are indeed recovered and have a...

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What to Avoid During an Intervention

“All members of the family should meet upon the common ground of tolerance, understanding, and love.” This is from “The Family Afterward” chapter in the book Alcoholics Anonymous. If you begin any conversation, whether it be an intervention or an informal chat, with a...

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