How Meditation Can Help You Stay Sober

Have you ever tried meditation? Many people have been using this method to achieve relaxation, but there are good reasons to try it if you’re struggling to stay sober. Meditation is a practice that allows one to quiet the mind and regain focus. Used properly it can help you to center your life and find inner peace. For some, meditation…

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Rehab and Medical Insurance– Are you covered? (And what the ACA can do for you)

Obviously, treatment for substance abuse is worth whatever it costs, because it can save your life. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t expensive, with the tab for four to six weeks of inpatient treatment at some facilities running as high as $30,000. Most of us don’t have that kind of money sitting around, which is why insurance coverage is so…

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The History of AA and the 12-Step Program

It seems like every week, we hear in the news that some celebrity has checked into a rehab facility for treatment of substance abuse. Some of them actually manage to stay more than a few days and remain sober later. These days, the methods of Alcoholics Anonymous and its Twelve-Step program are so familiar that it seems like this organization…

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Life After Rehab – The Job Hunt

Getting sober is a full time job, but once you’ve finished treatment and have to go out into the real world, you’ll have new challenges to face—like getting a job. Getting on with your career is an important part of maintaining a sober lifestyle. Maybe you’re fortunate enough to have your old job waiting for you, an understanding boss and…

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Feel Better by Eating Right – Nutrition and Sobriety Together

By getting sober, you’ve already taken a big step in improving your health and your life—congratulations! However, you may be disappointed that just being clean and sober doesn’t mean you feel terrific all the time. Proper nutrition can add to you well being and your new sober lifestyle Years of addiction can take a toll on your body, and it…

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Are Your Friends Really Your Friends?

Your friends should be happy about your newfound sobriety and relieved that you’re no longer endangering your health by drinking or using drugs, but that’s not always the case. It’s unfortunate but true that when you get clean and sober, you find out whom your real friends are. Here are a few ways to handle situations with friends—or people you…

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