Archive for December 2019

The Four Levels of Happiness

the four levels of happiness

The pursuit of happiness is a human characteristic everyone has in common. For many, happiness seems to be an elusive goal, and it’s easy to sink into misery and unhappiness. When this happens, people may turn to destructive substitutes like drugs or alcohol to mask the pain. There are many different types of happiness that you can […]

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How to Unwind Without Alcohol

how to unwind without alcohol

From a glass of wine before bed to grabbing a beer with friends after work, using alcohol to unwind is a huge part of today’s culture. After a while, you may believe that the only way you can relax and recharge at the end of the day is by drinking. If you are in Recovery after […]

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Is Addiction Genetic?

is addiction genetic

Yes — addiction has a genetic component. In fact, at least half of the factors that make people prone to addiction appear to be linked to genetics. Yet addiction is a complex disorder, which makes the truth more complicated. The exact circumstances that lead to developing a Substance Addiction vary from person to person. Besides genetics, social […]

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What Is a Co-Occurring Disorder?

What Is a Co-Occurring Disorder

Addiction can affect anyone, of any race, social status, job or gender. If you struggle with a psychological disorder, there’s a higher chance you may fall prey to addiction. If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol and also have a mental health condition, this is called a co-occurring disorder. Many people try to mask or […]

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How to Make it Through Holiday Parties Sober

how to make it through holiday parties sober

The holidays are upon us yet again. This time of joy and goodwill is the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy yourself after another year in Recovery. While you deserve to have fun with your nearest and dearest this holiday season, that doesn’t mean you need to risk your sobriety. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, […]

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