September 30, 2020
4 Exercise Activities to Try During Recovery

4 Exercises to Try During Recovery

Fitness and wellness in addiction recovery are incredibly important in order to keep someone moving towards a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically. There are many benefits of exercising while recovering from addiction, from self-confidence to stress relief. Depending on one’s own routine, the coronavirus may have compromised a number of usual outlets that someone may have been using to keep physically active. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t options available for someone to continue exercising during their recovery. Below are some exercises that someone can practice even during socially isolated times in order to keep active, and to help continue practicing healthy lifestyles for those in recovery from […]
September 28, 2020
how long to get sober

How Long Does it Take to Get Sober?

Asking “how long does it take to get sober” has a few different answers depending on how the question is interpreted. For someone who is currently drunk, they may want to know simply how long until they can expect to feel the immediate effects of their intoxicated state wear off. However, it can also carry another implication – that is, how long for someone to begin to feel the benefits of prolonged sobriety in recovery. Getting sober has a few different elements at play that can help each person determine the answer that best fits them and their own scenario.    How Long Does it Take to Get Sober After […]
September 23, 2020
how the body changes in recovery

How the Body Changes When Going Through Recovery

The effects of drug and alcohol use can be long-lasting, depending on the intensity that someone would use them, as well as how frequently they would be used. How drugs affect the body, drug sores on arms, and drug abuse skin problems can all be intense issues to deal with, especially during the beginning stages of recovery. Physical recovery from alcoholism and the brain’s recovery from alcohol all take just as much time to address. However, as someone stops using drugs or alcohol and begins their journey through recovery, their body can readjust and begin to acclimate to their new lives in sobriety. Recovery on a physical and mental front […]
September 18, 2020
life after recovery from addiction

Life After Addiction: 5 Steps for Rebuilding

Addiction recovery involves many different steps. While there are many steps that someone has to take when first beginning their addiction recovery treatment, such as detox and learning applicable coping mechanisms and life skills, there are also many changes that occur after someone has gotten to the later stages of their recovery. Achieving and maintaining sobriety are difficult tasks, but there are also many other aspects that someone has to address in life after recovery from addiction. Life after addiction is very complicated and needs to be broken down into manageable steps. Rebuilding life after addiction will be a complicated process but is definitely possible with the right mindset and […]
September 3, 2020
Woman Journaling

The Power of Recovery Journaling

Addiction recovery involves a lot of self-reflection and exploration of someone’s own identity. There are many ways that each person can choose to go about exploring their own mental state and experiences in recovery, but recovery journaling can provide the most beneficial, direct form of this exploration. Keeping an addiction recovery journal can allow someone to not only understand their own personal triggers and progress a bit better but also provides an outlet for all of the emotions that someone will experience over the course of the recovery process.    The Many Forms of Addiction Recovery Journals Keeping a recovery journal is more than writing in a diary, though that […]
July 6, 2020
How to Overcome Addiction

How to Overcome Addiction

Addiction is a disease that affects a very large portion of the population. Addictions are often thought of as just pertaining to drugs and alcohol. While these substances are highly addictive and can lead to destructive consequences, there are many addictions that go unnoticed that also need to be addressed. Sex, gambling, porn, food, caffeine, and social media are just the beginning of an extensive list of potential addictions that someone can develop. However, each person who suffers from addiction will have to face a crossroads between continuing their practice with addiction or choosing to change it. Addiction is something that affects someone on a biological level, both in mental […]