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Dealing with Death & Grief During Addiction Recovery

June 5, 2017|Grief and Loss|

Entering recovery is a huge step on the path to creating a better life for yourself; however, just like any big change, it can present challenges. One such challenge includes suffering the loss of a family member or friend at the same time as recovering from addiction. Grieving the loss of a loved one can cause the steps you take during recovery to falter, or even regress. Many addictive behaviors are rooted in a desire to escape reality, and reality as brutal as death can trigger a relapse. However, there are important steps you can take, including diving even deeper [...]

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Life After Treatment: The Courage of Recovery

February 6, 2017|Recovery|

You took your last drink, drug or pull on the slot machine. Congratulations. Everyone is happy for you and proud of you. New friends in the 12-step meeting say you are the most important person in the room. You receive phone numbers, coins and hugs. But why do you feel so sad and empty? Life After Treatment Life after treatment can be hard. The parade is over, the ticker-tape is being swept up, and there you are, lonely and afraid on the street. Your addiction, for a time, was your best friend. It promised you everlasting companionship—at least until it [...]