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Category Archives: Drugs

LGBTQ Focused Recovery

LGBTQ Focused Recovery. Being LGBTQ does not mean someone will become an addict, but it does mean the chances are higher than the general population. There are a host of reasons this may occur, but most are related to internal turmoil and external pressures to be ‘normal’ or what is considered normal. In fact, some…

LGBTQ Recovery Challenges

LGBTQ Recovery Challenges – Making the choice to stop addiction and enter recovery is not one that can be made lightly. The journey to recovery goes well beyond simply not using and into exploring who you are as a person and what led you to drug or alcohol abuse in the first place. Many people…

Setting Realistic Goals

Recovery is a path that contains many milestones. Knowing these milestones exist will help the person entering recovery set goals and meet those goals. Setting goals in recovery is highly important. This is not only for moving your life forward, but also to have reason to celebrate. Some milestones will be small and will not…

The Art of Being Yourself

Do you know who you are? This may seem like an odd question, but for most people what we see in the mirror is not what others see. When we view ourselves we see imperfections, problems, a past, and hopefully a future. When in active addiction we may not even be able to look ourselves…

Acceptance

As we move through our recovery process we learn to adopt a set of principles, some of which may be new to us, which will guide our lives as we embark on the life of a sober person. AA, and nearly all programs, emphasize the idea of acceptance as a principle for maintaining sobriety. For…