Creating healthy routines is important in addiction recovery. Effort, thought and willpower are all necessary to create every day from scratch. However, there will be plenty of days when motivation is in short supply. Cultivating healthy routines allows you to … Read More
What If Meditation Isn’t for Everyone?
Various meditation practices, especially mindfulness meditation, have become extremely popular among recovery communities in recent decades. Quite a bit of evidence exists stating that meditation and mindfulness practices can play an important supporting role in treating mental health issues, including … Read More
How to Sleep Better in Recovery
Getting enough quality sleep is one of the most important lifestyle changes you can make when recovering from addiction. Studies have shown that lack of sleep significantly increases your risk for mental health issues such as major depression, anxiety disorders, … Read More
3 Good Things That Happen When You Stop Drinking
The decision to stop drinking is hard for many people. They may have some good reasons to quit but alcohol may be their only coping mechanism. Or alcohol may be central to how they relate to others or have fun. … Read More
Tips for Avoiding Addiction After Surgery
One of the most common ways people are first exposed to opioids is following surgery or other medical procedures. During the 1990s and 2000s, many doctors were far too liberal with prescribing opioid painkillers. About a third of men who … Read More
Why Alcohol is a Terrible Way to Relieve Stress
In our culture, we almost take for granted that the way to unwind after a long week is to have a few drinks. The same may be true after a tough day or after hearing bad news. It’s a cliche … Read More
3 Reasons Why Learning to Cook is Great For Recovery
Diving into a new hobby is a great way to strengthen your recovery from addiction. A new hobby gives you focus, reduces boredom, improves your self-esteem, and helps you meet new people. With so many possibilities, it’s often hard to … Read More
In Through The Nose: Science Finds Nose-Breathing To Improve Memory, A Plus For Addiction Recovery
In through the nose and out through the mouth. Breathing in through the nose and breathing out through the mouth. Taking a deep breath in through the nose, hold, feel your breath, and release out through the mouth. Men in … Read More
Does Organic Matter?
Organic food isn’t a new age trend, though the wide availability of organic options is relatively new to the last ten years or so. The award winning documentary Food, Inc. blew the lid off of GMO food, food products with … Read More
Are There Any Actual Benefits To Eating Pumpkin?
Autumnal foods and the taste of pumpkin spice isn’t new. Traditionally, we’ve been eating pumpkin pie, full of pumpkin pie spices, for hundreds upon hundreds of years. During the fall season, pumpkin pie is one of many delicacies which receives … Read More
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