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Understanding Triggers: How Environmental Cues Challenge Recovery

How Triggers Influence Relapse Today we understand that addiction is far more than just poor choices that lead to physical consequences, such as dependence and withdrawal. Evidence shows that the true nature of substance use disorder is complex, and psychology plays a major role. Furthermore, it isn’t just about what leads people to addiction. It . . . . Continue Reading


Five Reasons You Indulge in Emotional Eating When Stressed

The time is now to take control of your emotional eating. It can be tempting to want to reach for snacks and sweets after a breakup or after a stressful day at work, but emotional eating is not the answer. Emotional eating overtime can result in obesity and increase the risk for heart disease, diabetes . . . . Continue Reading


Creating a Sober Life with Sober People

In 2007, Scott Strode started offering sports and adventure programs for those in recovery at Phoenix Multisport in Boulder, Colorado. Strode is no stranger to addiction as he started drinking at age 10, was doing cocaine by age 15 and was a full-fledged addict by college. Waking up one day on the bathroom floor and . . . . Continue Reading


Use Journaling to Fight Alcohol Addiction

Journaling is a great way to process your recovery. It gives you the opportunity to vent about things that upset you in a productive way that doesn’t hurt your chances of making the situation better, explore your feelings about different options and future possibilities and to work through issues related drug and alcohol addiction recovery. . . . . Continue Reading


Real Life and Life After Rehab

Real life is a part of life after drug or alcohol rehab. As a recovering drug addict, you’ve probably being working hard to get back to everyday living. Sometimes, you may wonder what you get in return for your frustration. Don’t worry, this feeling is normal. You may face some challenges, but getting through them . . . . Continue Reading


Coping Skills for Women in Drug or Alcohol Recovery (Part II)

Coping skills are essential for a woman in addiction recovery. Life is full of change and adjustment, and a good set of coping skills can keep you on track through it all. Here’s another set of critical skills you need to stay sober during recovery. Keep Your Body and Mind Healthy When your body doesn’t . . . . Continue Reading


Are You In Addiction Recovery Or Only Sobriety?

Sobriety and addiction recovery may seem like the same thing on paper. But in practice, they can be quite different. Sobriety means someone isn’t using drugs or alcohol. Addiction recovery is about an entire lifestyle change. As a woman with an addiction, you need to know where you stand. Are you in addiction recovery, or . . . . Continue Reading


Coping Skills for Women in Recovery (Part I)

Most people don’t realize when an addiction starts to take over. They ignore the signs and pretend it isn’t changing their life. Don’t let this happen during your addiction recovery. Stay on top of it by developing and using good coping skills. As a woman, you have unique recovery needs. Use the following tips to . . . . Continue Reading


Dating and Addiction Recovery Can Be A Tough Mix

You’ve hardly gone a few weeks without a boyfriend since you were in high school.  Even through all your drug addiction problems, you’ve had a few steady guys.  So now that you are trying to stay sober, you’ve been hearing that you are better off single.  Nobody needs to tell you what to do with . . . . Continue Reading


Path of Addiction Recovery for Women Can Be Fraught With Danger

You know you can’t give in to your drug addiction – sober living has given you the first peace you’ve really known.  One day a drinking party develops at your friend’s house and you have no way home, the next your mom kicks you out of their house “forever” because you argued, and now your friends insist . . . . Continue Reading


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