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11 Practical Steps to Self-Improvement In Recovery

11 Practical Steps to Self-Improvement In Recovery

Addiction recovery is a life-long process of continual self-improvement. We shouldn’t ever stop growing and changing so it’s no surprise that recovery and self-improvement are so closely intertwined.

What is Contingency Management and How Does It Help Recovery?

What is Contingency Management and How Does It Help Recovery?

The concept of rewarding positive behavior with some type of tangible reward is often applied in addiction treatment through a type of therapy called contingency management. It’s frequently used to help motivate clients to sustain their sobriety, and in many instances, it increases overall success in recovery.

How to Work Step 6 Of the Twelve Steps

How to Work Step 6 Of the Twelve Steps

Step 6 of the 12-Step Program requires courage, humility, and perseverance to achieve. Instead of just quitting drinking or saying you’ll stop using drugs, this step requires you to become willing to completely change your life by addressing the underlying causes of your addiction.

Should I Go Back to Rehab?

Should I Go Back to Rehab?

Maybe you’ve found yourself in a bad place; feeling uncertain about your future sober, struggling to deal with cravings, or hiding drug use from your friends and family again. If this is you, you’re not alone. It’s important to get back into treatment right away. Going back to rehab can help you address underlying issues that are causing your addiction to resurface and will give you the best chance at achieving lasting recovery.

What Is a Peer Recovery Support Specialist?

What Is a Peer Recovery Support Specialist?

Certified peer recovery support specialists help sober people adjust to a new sober lifestyle. This type of peer support is a highly effective recovery service. Not only do individual testimonies support that fact, but so does the research.

How to Find Sober Roommates

How to Find Sober Roommates

Where can a sober person go after rehab? They’ll need a place where they can feel safe, supported, and committed to their sobriety, but going back home might not always be the best option. If family, friends, or roommates are abusing drugs or alcohol, returning to that kind of living environment is not an ideal […]

How to Work Step 5 of the Twelve Steps

How to Work Step 5 of the Twelve Steps

Once you’ve worked Step 4 of the 12-Step Program and you’ve made an inventory of your behavior, the next step is to bring those things to your higher power and another human being. This brings us to Step 5. Once you’ve worked Step 4 of the 12-Step Program and you’ve made an inventory of your […]

How to Work Step 4 [of the Twelve Steps]

How to Work Step 4 [of the Twelve Steps] man works on his introspection

After you decide to put your life into the hands of your Higher Power, the next step (Step 4 of the 12-Step Program) is to make a moral inventory of yourself and your life.  To do this, you must also be willing to accept what you discover and clean up your life to make space […]

How to Work Step 3 [of the Twelve Steps]

How to Work Step 3 [of the Twelve Steps]

Step 3 of the 12-Step Program is all about surrender and spirituality. Although every step can be challenging in its own way, Step 3 may be particularly difficult for some people. So, how do you start working on Step 3 and what does that look like practically in your everyday life? Below, we’ll provide a […]

Why Is Making Amends Important?

Why Is Making Amends Important? person makes amends to their spouse

The disease of addiction often results in damaged and strained relationships due to careless and harmful behavior. Although you can’t undo what has already been done, you can work to repair damaged relationships with family and friends by making amends. This process is described in steps 8 and 9 of the 12-Step Program. The disease […]

What To Expect At Your First AA Meeting

What To Expect At Your First AA Meeting AA meeting

Chances are, you’ve probably seen AA meetings featured in movies or TV shows. However, we all know that Hollywood often exaggerates things. So, what can you really expect to experience at your first AA meeting?  If you’re new to recovery, you might have some hesitation or fear about going to your first AA meeting. It’s […]

How to Deal With Bipolar Depression When You’re Recovering From Addiction

How to Deal With Bipolar Depression When You’re Recovering From Addiction woman suffering from bipolar depression

Bipolar disorder and addiction often occur simultaneously, which can make getting sober and staying sober extremely difficult. If you are recovering from addiction and have also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a combination of medication and psychotherapy may be an effective way to deal with bipolar depression in recovery. Bipolar disorder and addiction often occur […]

How Can Therapy Support Addiction Recovery?

How Can Therapy Support Addiction Recovery? woman in therapy with therapist

Table of contents How Is Therapy Used During Drug and Alcohol Detox? How Does Therapy for Addiction Work in Rehab? What Happens During Group Therapy for Addiction? Can I Attend Therapy While I’m Enrolled in a Sober Living Program? Learn More About Eudaimonia’s Sober Living Program Addiction is more than just a physical dependence on […]

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