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Category Archives: Self-Help

How to Practice Gratitude

For people in recovery, it is essential to cultivate a practice of gratitude. Some people are naturally positive and able to wake up to see the sunny side of their day ahead. For the rest, gratitude can be done as a spiritual practice which will help us to maintain sobriety, balance our emotions, and re-discover…

Healing the Addicted Brain From Methamphetamine Abuse

Methamphetamines wreak havoc on the minds and bodies of those who use them. Not long ago, it was believed that the damage done to the brain as a result of meth use was permanent, and while in extreme cases this may be true, the reality is that the brain is remarkably resilient, and there is…

Quotes on Giving Back

Giving back is an essential component of sustained and joyful recovery. Here are some great quotes on giving back:         I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy. (Kahlil Gibran) This…

The Mindset to Outsmart Your Ingrained Habits

No greater change happens in the life of an addict than moving into a place of real growth from compulsive drugging or drinking. Finding new ground happens by moving forward, fashioning a new life, and veering away from destructive habits. Success in recovery requires a new starting point and beginnings filled with fearlessness. To redefine…

Alcohol Dependency: Dealing with Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

When heavy or frequent drinkers decide to quit suddenly, they can experience physical withdrawal symptoms. These can range from annoying to severe and fatal symptoms. The severity of withdrawal symptoms often rests upon the chemical dependence of the drinker or alcoholic. People who drink heavily every day can develop high levels of dependency. Still, even…