substitution addictions
Nov 15 2019

Avoiding Substitute Addictions in Recovery

While sobriety can be exhilarating and freeing in many respects, it also comes with its fair share of challenges and common pitfalls. Many people who are new to recovery tend to float along on “the pink cloud”. This period can include the first several weeks or months after treatment. Life can feel intensely hopeful and…

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pink cloud of recovery
Dec 22 2019

Understanding the Pink Cloud of Recovery

While every individual is different, many people begin to abuse substances as a result of trauma, poor mental health, or unfortunate life circumstances.  As addiction progresses, life becomes more difficult, stress and sadness become the norm, and joy seems to disappear entirely. Much of the suffering caused by addiction is a result of feeling of…

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