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Can Yoga Help Addiction Recovery?

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About 21 million Americans battled addiction in 2014. Too few enter rehab treatment. For those who do, they often have the option to participate in yoga. However, they might ask themselves, can yoga help addiction recovery? They soon learn that one of the most useful tools for good health, mental balance, and lasting sobriety is

Tony Shares His Journey Of Recovery

This is Tony’s story. Portions of the content may be triggering for some readers. Let me talk you back to a time when I’m in a house with no plumbing, no electricity, an overwhelming smell of urine as I’m sitting around a table with 4 or 5 people I’ve never met before. Fleas and bed

Coping With Grief

Grief comes in many forms and is often misunderstood. In some cultures, grief is embraced and freely expressed. In other cultures, it is suppressed, and the unspoken idea is it’s something “to get over” after a prescribed period of time. In American culture, there are rituals for death and loss, but they are generally confined

What is a Recovery Community?

Many people have the misconception that once you or your loved one completes treatment, they go back to the regular lives they were living prior to getting clean and sober. While part of that may be true, apart from returning to your job or your hometown (if it won’t compromise your sobriety), a big part

Be SMART With Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year fast approaching, you may be thinking of what resolutions 2019 will bring. Self-growth is very important and highly recommended, but over half of people with a New Year’s resolution will give up in less than six months’ time (Szalavitz, 2012). In the wellness field, we are all too familiar with this

Preventing a False Sense of Self Worth in Recovery

Addiction is a form of self-abuse often driven by a pervasive sense of unworthiness or a false sense of self-worth. Consequently, recovery from addiction involves forming a healthier understanding of the self. Addiction expert Stephanie Covington believes that addiction can be understood as a disorder of the self. In many cases, she writes, a conflict

Healthy Sexuality in Recovery

The recent public confrontation of sex roles, power, bias, discrimination, and abuse has resulted in validation, empowerment, and an opportunity for healing for those profoundly impacted. Hopefully, the identification and definition of these experiences for all don’t end with acknowledgment as change is required. Who is responsible for this change? Where will we turn for

Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone

You have probably heard the highly overused quote by Neale Donald Walsch, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone,” but how do you actually act with that mindset on a daily basis? How can you learn to get out of your comfort zone? Those in recovery know this feeling all too well, since