Relapse Prevention

20 Jun 2016 Making It To Shore

I remember, about a decade ago, when I was on vacation in Hawaii.  We had wanted to go scuba diving, and had rented out a sturdy boat with several crewman to get us to the deep, clear, beautiful waters of the Pacific, and to then...

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29 Aug 2015 Learning to Say No in Recovery

We live in a society of yes. Employees are encouraged to say yes to increased levels of work. Friends are expected to say yes to spontaneous plans in their social groups. Yes means you are laid-back, flexible, and comfortable to be around. This can make saying no to temptations and invitations to use extremely difficult during recovery. Here are some tips to help you say no to negative influences when you’re in recovery.
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08 Aug 2015 Why People Relapse after Years of Sobriety

Recovery from addiction is a lifetime journey, and it requires consistently committing to staying sober. While mastering sobriety typically does get easier with time, there is still always the possibility of relapse, so it’s important to be mindful of your recovery status, even if you’ve been in recovery for a decade or more. Here are some of the most common reasons that recovering addicts relapse, even after years of sobriety.
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29 May 2015 Yoga for Addiction Recovery

In addition to detoxification and therapy, wholesome experiences play a vital role in helping those in recovering develop new, sober lifestyles. These experiences can come in the form of adventure therapy, such as hiking, rock climbing, and skiing, or in the form of more subdued activities, like painting, music practice, and yoga. Here are a few reasons why practicing yoga while you’re overcoming addiction might help you battle cravings and find increased success.
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