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Avoid Symptom Switching in Your Eating Disorder Recovery

After nearly three years of being what I considered a “perfect” anorexic, I found myself suddenly stuffing my face with spoonfuls of peanut butter. I knew mentally I was consuming about a hundred calories per swallow. However, I could not stop. The realization came that I had switched from having anorexia to full on binge . . . . Continue Reading


How Surfing Can Help in Recovery

In recovery, the stress of everyday life can be overwhelming. Whether we experience family, financial or work-related stress, sometimes it ‘s nice to have a release. That’s why some recovering addicts turn to surfing for a release. Those who surf find it helps them think more clearly, examine problems and find solutions. Despite the few . . . . Continue Reading


Questions Parents of Addicts Ask: Part One

With so many young people out there who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction, of course there are thousands of parents of addicts with more questions than they know what to do with. These parents may have close to no clue what the disease of addiction means, what their children are going through, and . . . . Continue Reading


Creating Healthy Boundaries vs. Being Selfish: 5 Ways to Know the Difference

  Being selfish is one of the things we as addicts and alcoholics are best at. We like to think of ourselves in almost every aspect and justify it in any way we can. It can be positive or negative, and we can even convince ourselves we are being humble or helpful but in many . . . . Continue Reading


23 Awesome Things to Be Happy About Today

Next time you think you have nothing to be grateful for, try this: think of all the *little* things you encounter on a daily basis that just seem to make your day – even if you happened to wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Yeah, you might be dealing with some tough . . . . Continue Reading


5 Ways to Be Happier RIGHT NOW

You’re having a bad day/week/month. Well, before you go and decide you just can’t be happy, here are 5 ways to be happier right now. You might be surprised how these seemingly little things can turn your mood around – and for the better. Make a gratitude list – and study it Take a few . . . . Continue Reading


How to Stage an Intervention for Someone with an Eating Disorder

If you know someone who is suffering from an eating disorder, this can be a very scary and life-threatening disease. Just like alcoholism or addiction, this is a progressive illness that sometimes requires an intervention. There are three critical phases to an eating disorder intervention; the planning, the intervention and the follow-up. I’ve given step-by-step . . . . Continue Reading


In the News: Josh Brolin Heads to Rehab

Josh Brolin has reportedly checked into Rehab for a substance abuse problem. This actor, who is best known for his roles in Milk and Gangster Squad, has admitted himself into a Northern California treatment facility just weeks after allegedly getting into a drunken fistfight at a pub, reports US weekly. The actor has apparently made . . . . Continue Reading


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