manage stress in recovery
Dec 20 2019

6 Ways to Manage Stress in Recovery

Life requires us to find ways to cope with unpleasant feelings and circumstances, and managing stress is no exception.  During active addiction, you likely turned to substance abuse anytime you found yourself becoming stressed or overwhelmed.  Unfortunately, using substances to ignore your responsibilities or ease anxiety always backfires, and substance abuse ultimately contributes to stress…

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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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