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Self-Care in Recovery: H.A.L.T. at the Crossroads

Self-Care in Recovery H.A.L.T. At The Crossroads by Thaddeus Camlin, Psy.D. I recently received a request from a reader to examine H.A.L.T. in light of current research. H.A.L.T. is a commonly used acronym by 12-Step circles in discussions of triggers

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Rebuilding Your Life After Addiction, Pt. 2

Rebuilding Your Life after Recovery, Pt. 2: Time Management Last week, we covered work ethic in terms of rebuilding your life after recovery. This week, we cover how to better manage your professional and personal life with time management skills.

Recovery from Addiction: Forgiving Yourself

Learning to forgive yourself in recovery is essential. Learning to forgive yourself is essential as you begin to do more self-healing in your recovery.  We often have a tendency to hold ourselves to such strict standards that we find no

Self-Confidence vs. Self-Esteem

The difference between self-confidence and self-esteem: Confidence and self-esteem are often confused with one another, when in fact there is something unique and different to be said about them both individually.  “Confidence” comes from the Latin confidere, meaning “to trust.” To be

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On Being a SEN Master, Part 2

by A. Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP Part 1 of this 2-part series focused on the importance getting a good night’s sleep in recovery from addiction. Here, in the second part of this series, we focus on exercise and nutrition. Exercise

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8 Tips for Better Sleep

Here are 8 tips to help you reach better health through sleep. Employ some of these tips tonight for a better rest and to feel better tomorrow!

Recovery: Separating Using from the Stuff of Life

Long-term recovery incvolves much more than giving up your drug(s) of choice. Here are 6 tips to help you cope with life’s ups and downs without turning to drugs.

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Dating In Recovery: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Dating and relationships are a big responsibility, especially in recovery. Ask yourself these questions to see if you’re really ready.


Benefits of Yoga

In our fast-paced society, it can be easy to get caught up in running around and forgetting to de-stress. Self-care, including reducing our stress levels, is an integral part of the recovery process. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to

Building Trust in Recovery

While it can be daunting to think about repairing your important relationships, here are 5 ways to help you manage the process: