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Transition from Treatment to Early Recovery

Transition from Treatment to Early Recovery Part One Majority of relapses happen within the first few months after leaving rehab, having a solid foundation is one thing, the other is having an understanding of transition. The aftercare process is vital and is being overlooked by many treatment centres. Below we will address some of the important dynamics that people in early recovery will face once they leave rehab. (Please note […]

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Resolutions And Behavior Change

Resolutions And Behaviour Change: It Is As Much About Why You Do As Why You Don’t ? The Common Pitfalls of Resolutions or Change Plans Failing to consider why you currently do (or do not) engage in certain behaviors. As humans, we naturally do things that are rewarding and avoid doing things that are not. One of the biggest problems people have when they try to change their behavior is […]

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What is Motivation and How Does It Work?

What is Motivation? Motivation is described in the dictionary as both a noun and a verb. It can be the reason for a force of action or the force of action itself. Motivation is a want or a desire to do something that results in a specific outcome. There are many factors behind motivation. Some motivations are personal, some are career oriented and some revolve around societal pressures. Find out […]

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Re-looking at Step 1

Step 1: Powerlessness and Unmanageability “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.” Step 1:  AA’s Big Book says, “We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery.” Almost no one wants to admit this: no one wants to be an alcoholic or drug addict. So we tell ourselves we […]

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Goal Setting in Early Recovery

Long Term Goals. Addiction recovery as a goal, is a lifelong journey – and although your recovery will not define who you are, it will always be a part of your life. It’s great to have a positive outlook about the future and have aspirations to achieve. Long term goals help us to see the big picture. However, with long term goals there are some risks. Goals that are too distant […]

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Meetings and Why They are Important

Despite many recovery experts and treatment professionals recommending participation in self-help or support groups, you still might wonder what you’re supposed to do when you attend these meetings, especially if you’re newly sober and just entering recovery. To ease your mind and make the prospect of attending a meeting a little less intimidating, you should first know that self-help or support groups are welcoming, non-judgmental; everyone is there to encourage […]

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Early Recovery Tips

Early recovery includes the first 90 days of sobriety and can last up to the first year or so of recovery. The truth is, there’s no agreement on what constitutes “early recovery,” but what you’ll find here should be a good overview of this important time and offer you guidance on some tried-and-true ways to help sustain your recovery. You may, though, hear other definitions for this period in your […]

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12 Tips for Staying Clean and Sober During Holiday Time

With the holiday season fast approaching, you can never prepare to early that’s why we have prepared 12 tips for staying clean and sober during holiday time. Remaining sober can be especially hard during the holidays.  Family gatherings, holiday parties, and other social occasions can be very difficult for someone who is in early recovery.  Thoughts of past holiday occasions often bring up memories of celebratory drinking, drugs, or gambling. […]

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What happens after Rehab

Thinking about your fresh start in recovery and after Rehab, may find you fondly reminiscing about the good old days, the times you caroused and partied with your “old friends” before getting serious and getting clean. But there’s an insidious danger in falling prey to these kinds of thoughts. And there’s definitely a big red stop sign that should rear up if you start believing that maybe you can go […]

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10 Drugs and how they effect the body

Drug and drugs of abuse is a very common problem in most countries so it seemed like a good topic for a list. This is a list of ten of the most abused drugs and the effects they have on people.  10. Heroin Heroin is an opiate processed directly from the extracts of the opium poppy. It was originally created to help cure people of addiction to morphine. Upon crossing […]

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Rebuilding Family Relationships In Early Sobriety

 Although achieving the first steps on the path of recovery from addiction is a personally powerful experience, coming face to face with the damage to family left behind and the amends that need to be made can be overwhelming. When my head cleared up in the first months of recovery and I became truly aware of how much I had hurt my family, I did not know if the ruins […]

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