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July 17, 2020
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What is Rehab Like? What to Expect When Starting Rehab in NC

Every year, over 67,000 people die as a result of drug overdoses in the United States. Often, drug addiction is overlooked as an illness and is not treated in a constructive and helpful way. Understanding that you have an addiction is essential and admitting that you need help is one of the first and most important steps you can take […]
July 14, 2020
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Recovery Nutrition: 7 Tips for Eating a Healthy Diet During Addiction Recovery

Eating a well-balanced diet is essential for people in recovery for substance abuse or alcohol abuse. Good nutrition feeds the body with healthy nutrients. Nutrition aids the recovery process. If you’re in recovery, you may have a tendency to want to eat fast foods, foods high in fats, and high sugar items. Especially if that’s what you consumed when you struggled […]
July 10, 2020
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7 Effective Rehab Resources to Help With Substance Abuse in NC

You may be surprised to learn that only 10% of people who struggle with addiction receive any form of treatment for it. If you are someone that has struggled with addiction, then you will appreciate how difficult the vicious cycle of dependency is, and how hard it is to achieve true sobriety. Many people try to use willpower alone to […]
April 16, 2020
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Just Take the Next Step: Staying Grounded in Difficult Moments

I can’t see a way through,” said the boy. “Can you see your next step?”  “Yes.” “Just take that,” said the man.  – Charles Mackesy    When we feel lost, afraid, or unsure of what the future holds, we may find our thoughts getting way out in front of us and spiraling out of control, into worst-case scenarios and panic. […]
March 18, 2020
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Discovering Oasis: Why Our Mindfulness-Based Approach to Recovery Makes a Difference

”Mindfulness” has become a buzzword in the past few years, and for good reason. In our fast-paced world with so much stimulation and stress, finding stillness has never been more difficult–or more important.  Although mindfulness practices, such as yoga and meditation, have been used for centuries across the globe, new research data is frequently being released on the proven positive […]
January 28, 2020
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Rehab Redefined

Nature, Adventure, Art Therapy- Oh My! Rehab Redefined  While it’s true that traditional drug and alcohol rehabs have often included many alternative, holistic elements, there is an abundance of research surfacing to back these diverse methods of treatment today. Practices such as adventure therapy, art, and experiential therapies, meditation, and mindfulness, are becoming less of a luxurious addition in rehabs, […]
January 9, 2020
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From Confusion to Clarity: How to Make Sense of the Chaos of Addiction

It happens all the time in the lowest of low states: the urge; the propulsion to figure out the problem.  Whether you’re an addict in the depths of addiction, or a loved one reaching for solutions, there’s a desire to logically and rationally find the cause of a challenging situation, and follow with a nice tidy solution that will set […]
December 7, 2019
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Man or Woman Up: How Gender-Specific Treatment Aids Recovery

Man up. Stop acting like such a girl. Boys don’t cry. Be a man. Stop being so bossy. Stop being so uptight. Your just a know-it-all. The endless phrases re-inforcing gender stereotypes have permeated our society for ages.  These phrases and concepts that suggest things like- men are incapable of feeling anything but madness, or that women are inherently weak, […]
November 23, 2019
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Resting in a Restless World: The Power of Relaxation in Recovery.

We came, we acted, we conquered. This could be the epitaph for much of modern day society: the drive to succeed, achieve, overcome. These motivations and propulsions of powerful energy, though often incredibly effective, leave little room for the intention to simply be, to observe, to allow, to enjoy this existence that so many suffering addicts and alcoholics reach to […]