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Caffeine and Recovery

In Recovery by Tree House Recovery

Coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages are a ritualized part of daily life. We grab coffee with friends, brew it first thing in the morning, and sip on it during meetings. Caffeine is a stimulant that can often help us … Read More

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The Fall Equinox and Recovery: A Metaphor

In Recovery by Tree House Recovery

The fall equinox, also called the autumnal equinox, will happen on September 23rd this year. This celestial event happens once a year and signals the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere. There are four solar checkpoints throughout the year … Read More

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Feeling Out of Control? 

In Addiction, Recovery by Tree House Recovery

While we can’t control everything, we can control our responses to the world around us. Here’s how to feel empowered, more in control, and gain increased peace. Recovery is a time of tremendous peaks and valleys. Negative thoughts and feelings … Read More

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Codependency: How to Spot It

In Addiction, Recovery by Tree House Recovery

We hear the term “codependency” in a lot in recovery circles. It refers to an intense psychological and emotional dependence on someone else (usually, but not always, a romantic partner). The term was originally used in AA to refer to … Read More

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Rigorous Honesty and Sobriety

In Recovery, Sober Living by Tree House Recovery

When we’re in active addiction mode, we’re often living in a state of denial and severe dishonesty. When the fog clears and we commit to recovery, the importance of rigorous honesty becomes glaringly obvious. Why is honesty so important in … Read More