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5 Tips For Coping With A Relapse

5 Tips For Coping With A Relapse

When you’re battling an addiction, even if you’re well into recovery, relapse is always a possibility. In fact, most people relapse at some point. Because addiction is a chronic disease with no absolute cure, you need to keep up with regular treatment and always be vigilant or you are likely to relapse. Relapse is common, […]

Mindful Cooking: How It’s A Self-Respect Thing

Mindful Cooking: How It’s A Self-Respect Thing

When I quit drinking alcohol, started going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and began my journey to recovery over 20 years ago, my AA sponsor had a lot of advice for me about things I thought had nothing to do with getting sober. For instance, we were at my apartment one afternoon, talking through some step-work […]

5 Tips For New Exercisers In Recovery

5 Tips For New Exercisers In Recovery

By Linda Wasmer Andrews @lindawandrews If you never miss your daily gym workout or weekly yoga class, you can stop reading here. You already know that you can exercise successfully. But if you’re just starting to work out — or are thinking about it, anyway — your inner dialogue may be a lot less encouraging: […]

8 Tips To Avoid Relapse Over The Holidays

8 Tips To Avoid Relapse Over The Holidays

The “eat, drink and be merry” ethos of the holiday season might be harmless fun for most people, but if you’re in recovery from addiction, it’s a huge source of temptation. Not only are the holidays a source of stress, spending increased time with your family can be emotionally challenging, and if you don’t have […]