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Mindfulness Technique: A Look at Urge Surfing

Have you ever acted out of impulse because of an emotional experience? These are known as urges or cue-elicited cravings. These...

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What is Normal Anyway?

The definition of “normal” can be subjective; people constantly adapt and change pieces of themselves and their lives to survive. Finding...

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3 Ways Springtime Can Help Recovery

Being outside in nature and basking in the warm sun can be a wonderful experience, especially after enduring a long, dark...

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Reasons to Overcome Alcohol Addiction

Quitting alcohol can feel impossible when you struggle with an addiction. Alcoholism is a prevalent concern in the United States, affecting...

Understanding Anger as a Secondary Emotion

Anger is a complex emotion that can have a profound effect on you and the people around you. Anger can cause...

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Are You Self-Medicating?

Self-medicating is a response to challenges faced in life. It occurs when individuals turn to prescription drugs, illegal drugs or alcohol...

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How Making Mistakes Benefits Recovery

Mistakes are inevitable. In recovery and life, mistakes play a significant role in keeping you from pursuing goals or teaching you...

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Overcoming Panic Before Turning to Substances

Anxiety and stress can manifest at any given point and over any given situation. These feelings can also follow you around...

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Finding a New Circle of Friends

Recovery is about rebuilding your life in a manner that supports your ongoing sobriety while helping you stay committed to your...

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Terminal Uniqueness: Finding Common Ground in Recovery

Terminal uniqueness is the belief that you are special or different from everybody else in recovery. Believing that your experiences are...