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The Benefits of Vitamin D in Fall and Winter Seasons

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Do you tend to feel gloomy and down during the winter months? Are you concerned that winter is going to bring another bout of depression that might sabotage your recovery progress? Did you know that taking Vitamin D supplements may help alleviate some depressive mood disorders? Scientists find that most Americans are deficient in Vitamin … Read more

The Benefits of Community Service for Long-term Recovery

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Have you struggled with feelings of isolation during recovery? Are you hoping to re-enter society after a long journey to sobriety? Do you want to re-connect with others and even to give back to the community? Everyone needs a strong local community to thrive, and recovering individuals especially need to be surrounded by support. Some … Read more

What Is Recovery Burnout?

What Is Recovery Burnout?

Have you experienced burnout during your recovery from addiction? It can happen for those who come to the realization that recovery is not a short sprint but a grueling marathon. If you feel you have not achieved your desired progress after devoting much time, energy, and hope to your journey, you might experience burnout syndrome. … Read more

What Are the Long-Term Changes for People With Addictive Disorders?

What Are the Long-Term Changes for People With Addictive Disorders?

People with addictive disorders may suffer from both short-term and long-term effects. Usually, the longer an addiction continues, the more dependence you develop on drugs or alcohol and the more damage it does to your body, mind, and behaviors. The impact of chronic addiction also disrupts family relationships and friendships in very painful ways. These … Read more

What Are the Benefits of a Nutritious Diet During Recovery?

What Are the Benefits of a Nutritious Diet During Recovery?

Eating disorders often accompany an addictive lifestyle. Alcoholism, in particular, may disrupt your dietary habits. Chronic substance abuse tends to take a toll on your body’s nutrient intake, and diet plays a critical role in early and long-term recovery. This is why when entering into treatment and recovery, you should also expect to have a … Read more

How Creativity Helps Your Recovery

How Creativity Helps Your Recovery

Do you think of yourself as a creative person? The fact is that every one of us was born with the innate gift of creativity. Creativity encompasses our ability to think, perform, make, or produce something that never existed before by way of imagination, original ideas, or materials. Some are encouraged to continue with it, … Read more

Maintaining Motivation During Recovery

Maintaining Motivation During Recovery

For people who are going through addiction recovery, motivation is an irreplaceable engine. In fact, many recovery centers interview new clients about the sources of their motivation for starting treatment. Therapists and counselors probe into this area because motivation is critically important for recovery. During treatment and recovery, your level of motivation may not always … Read more

How Does the Brain Heal After Recovery?

Drugs and alcohol affect the brain’s neurological pathways. Further, addiction is considered a brain disease. Like injury done by other chronic diseases, the physiological damage of the brain by substance addiction is indisputable. Therefore, you might wonder, can it be cured? The good news is, yes.  Neuroplasticity allows the brain to reorganize synaptic connections and … Read more