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Category Archives: International

Sober, Recovering, or What?

The old models of addiction stated unequivocally that addiction is a disease. It is a progressive and fatal illness. And we are never cured. We must spend the rest of our lives living some sort of recovery regimen or we risk falling back into active substance use and abuse. There is tremendous debate these days…

Setting Goals in Recovery and Life

Reach for the stars! Go for the gold! Anything is possible! These phrases seem like a foreign language when you are in active recovery or when you have just made the choice to enter recovery. Whether you have made the choice to put yourself into rehab and recovery or it has been a choice that…

Acceptance and Surrender

Addiction is unique as it tricks the mind into thinking you feel certain ways when in fact you are feeling nothing, at least nothing that is real and genuine. We cannot truly feel and express those feelings until we are clear of the addiction and thinking clearly. We often try to ward off the far…

Healthy Habits for Continued Recovery

We all learn regimens and programs in recovery on how to maintain our sobriety. No matter the program or treatment model we may go through, there will be some form of daily and long-term set of practices designed to help us continue our recovery. But beyond this, there are some healthy habits we can acquire…

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol, a potent Central Nervous System (CNS) depressant, when taken in large quantity for a long period of time, re-conditions the brain, in such a way that, the brain works very hard to keep the centres responsible for being awake active. However, a sudden drop in the level of alcohol present in the body fluids,…