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The Importance of Service in Recovery

What is Service? Service, simply put, is helping out in a group. In addiction we become so focused on ourselves that we lose the habit of considering what others need. In early sobriety, getting involved in helping others can be critical and…
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What You Need to Know About 12-Step Recovery Fellowship Conventions

If you are new in recovery, you may be looking for events and activities to fill up your weekends. You may even wonder if you’ll ever find something that’s fun to do without having alcohol or drugs involved. If you already go to 12-step…
What to ask and not to ask an addict
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How to Talk to an Addict in Recovery

What to Ask (and Not to Ask) Your Loved One in Recovery Millions of Americans are affected by addiction every year; addiction is a tricky disease, and it doesn’t discriminate, causing heartbreak and hurt for so many families and friends.…

Stress, Isolation and Addiction

The Negative Effects of Stress and Isolation Human beings are social animals; we are designed to live and work with others. Without a community, individuals are prone to stress associated with isolation as the innate need for human connection…
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Self-Care and It’s Importance in Recovery

What is Self-Care? Self-care is one of the most important aspects of life—every living thing requires some form of self-care and people are no exception. In addiction many people become accustomed to ignoring basic human needs. Looking for…
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Preparing to Welcome Home a Recovered Loved One

Receiving a loved one home from treatment can be a confusing time for the individual in early recovery and his or her loved ones. The love and support of friends and family members significantly enhance the potential for long-term abstinence…
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How to Reach Out for Help with Addiction

How to Know if I’m Addicted The fact that you are on this page now, searching for information on this topic, is a sure sign that in some shape or form, addiction to alcohol and/or drugs is affecting your life in a negative way. At the beginning…