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Tips For Life After Addiction Recovery

Tips For Life After Addiction Recovery

Battling addiction has probably been your biggest life challenge. You struggled with your dependency and finally made the courageous admission of being an addict. You asked for help, went through treatment and stopped using. Now you face life after getting clean and sober. Your struggle is not over, and you will face the urge to […]

Animal Therapy In Addiction Recovery

Animal Therapy In Addiction Recovery

By Jeanene Swanson Many people know the feeling of being able to forget their worries when they’re around animals. Pets, especially dogs, can be loyal, and the love they give is usually unconditional. For people recovering from addiction, however, pets can offer even more: They can assist with rehabilitation in countless and often unrecognizable ways. […]

Growing Up In Addiction Recovery

Growing Up In Addiction Recovery

By Meghan Vivo Before they’re even born, most parents have a vision for their children. We picture them as grown adults, making their own way in the world and perhaps even being there for us as we age. But not everyone follows the same path to maturity. Some take a roundabout course through addiction and […]

Is it Easier To Get Clean Or Stay Clean?

Is it Easier To Get Clean Or Stay Clean?

By Edie Weinstein After polling dozens of clients, I’ve discovered there is no definitive answer to this question. It depends who you ask. However, one thing is certain: neither getting clean nor staying clean is easy, and each requires an investment of time, energy and intention. Here are the stories of three courageous souls who […]