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4 Gentle but Effective Exercises that will Boost Your Health in Addiction Recovery

It’s no secret that physical activity is a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle, a fact that is especially true for a person who is recovering from an addiction. Research shows that combined with other forms of therapy, aerobic exercise is proven to play a valuable and beneficial role in the addiction recovery process. Among its physical health benefits, staying active reduces stress, fills the void left by alcohol or drug [...]

4 Gentle but Effective Exercises that will Boost Your Health in Addiction Recovery 2018-09-05T19:20:56+00:00

Overcoming Isolation in Addiction Recovery

Addiction and isolation have a tenuous relationship. Addicts often isolate themselves from loved ones because they feel guilt or shame about their addiction. In other cases, people turn to substances because they are lonely. Thus, addiction may be the cause of isolation, or it may be an effect of it. When people enter addiction recovery, the problem of isolation returns. They want to repair relationships with their loved ones, while they [...]

Overcoming Isolation in Addiction Recovery 2018-09-05T19:21:04+00:00

The Homeowner’s Guide to Hiring a Recovering Addict as a Contractor

Finding the right contractor is practically an art form. You have to find someone who’s committed to getting the job done correctly, to your preferences, and on time. Although you’ll want to keep an eye out for any major warning signs during the hiring process, there’s one positive quality to look for that may be somewhat unexpected: recovering addicts often make fantastic contractors. This article will be your guide to successfully [...]

The Homeowner’s Guide to Hiring a Recovering Addict as a Contractor 2018-09-05T19:21:10+00:00

A Parent’s Guide to Talking to Their Children About Addiction

Ask any parent, and they’ll tell you that raising little people is one of the best, most beautiful jobs you will ever have. First words, first steps, and first days of school leave you bursting with pride and tearful with joy. Watching your children grow and seeing their little personalities take shape is hands down one of the most awe-inspiring experiences you might ever have in life. But the story doesn’t [...]

A Parent’s Guide to Talking to Their Children About Addiction 2018-09-05T19:21:18+00:00

How Decluttering Your Home Can Boost Your Mental Wellness in Addiction Recovery — And How to Get Started

Clutter is more than just a nuisance. It’s a problem with a whole host of consequences. Some even say it ruins your life. Your home, your work, and your relationships all suffer when your space is overrun with stuff. But that’s not all. The Consequences of Clutter Your health and wellness is at stake, too. Dust, germs, and allergens love to hide amidst too much stuff, triggering allergies and illness. It [...]

How Decluttering Your Home Can Boost Your Mental Wellness in Addiction Recovery — And How to Get Started 2018-09-05T19:21:26+00:00

This is Your Mouth on Drugs: Substance Abuse and Dental Health

Drug abuse can have a serious impact on the body, causing major damage to the lungs, heart and brain. Dental health is also a major concern, and not just for eating and smiling. Oral health plays a serious role in your overall health, especially when impaired by drug addiction. Many people think only a few drugs, like methamphetamine (crystal meth), cause dental damage, but believe it or not, almost all harmful [...]

This is Your Mouth on Drugs: Substance Abuse and Dental Health 2018-09-20T19:39:22+00:00

Moving On: How to Determine if You Should Relocate in Sobriety

When sobriety is your priority, you make several changes to achieve and maintain it. Many people struggling with alcoholism and addiction end toxic relationships that increase their stress levels and endanger their recovery. People in recovery also change their social lives and avoid putting themselves in situations that tempt them and put their sobriety at risk. Recovering addicts also find that starting new hobbies and interests helps them focus on a [...]

Moving On: How to Determine if You Should Relocate in Sobriety 2018-09-05T19:21:47+00:00

Self-Care Checklist for Mental and Physical Health

Self-care plays a vital role in your overall health and wellness. From staying active to eating a healthy diet to making time for hobbies, there are a lot of ways to care for yourself. While everyone’s activities and schedule will be different depending on their fitness level and interests, a successful self-care routine starts with a commitment to yourself to make your mental and physical health a priority. What is Self-Care? [...]

Self-Care Checklist for Mental and Physical Health 2018-09-05T19:21:55+00:00

Three Hobbies to Try in Addiction Recovery that will Boost Your Mental Health

It’s science. Hobbies don’t just bring you a few fleeting moments of temporary joy. From gardening to painting to reading, your favorite pastime has mental health benefits that long outlast the digging, the canvas, and the words on the page. In fact, research shows that having a hobby positively impacts your physical health, too. That’s why finding an activity (or two!) to enjoy regularly is especially important for people in recovery. [...]

Three Hobbies to Try in Addiction Recovery that will Boost Your Mental Health 2018-09-05T19:22:00+00:00