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    Book Corner: Addiction Memiors

    Posted on October 27, 2014 by Comments are off

        Sometimes we can feel that there is no end to the recovery process.  We begin looking for inspiration and people around us who have found peace and happiness in their recovery. Sometimes we look for a good book that we feel we can relate to or even connect with.   I... read more

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    The Risks of Caffeine Powder- A New Trend

    Posted on September 4, 2014 by Comments are off

    There has been a lot of awareness lately about the negative effects of caffeine. Powered caffeine is becoming a new trend especially among the adolescent population. Normally a person would purchase this product to facilitate weight loss.  It can be purchased from m... read more

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    Synthetic Drug: Speckled Cherries

    Posted on August 11, 2014 by Comments are off

    Since June there have been 20 deaths in the past year in England linked to a synthetic drug named Speckled Cherries, also called 4-dimethylaminorex. People in Northern Ireland are also getting a legal high from this drug, even though it is noted on the packaging that... read more

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    Meditation

    Posted on June 18, 2014 by Leave a comment

    Eckart Tolle defined in the book “The Power of Now” what characterizes addiction as: “Quite simply this: you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop.” Going to treatment is not an easy thing to do, and getting sober is just as hard. People can have physical discomfort, pain and illne... read more

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    Self-Esteem and Self- Confidence For a Healthy Life

    Posted on June 18, 2014 by Leave a comment

    When people are going through addiction they tend to lose their self-confidence along with their self-esteem, part of the recovery process is building both up so the person is able to live their life in a healthy manner. The first thing to work on both self-confidence and self-esteem is learning the... read more

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    Book Corner: Mindfulness

    Posted on June 16, 2014 by Leave a comment

    What is mindfulness? It is a mental state that is achieved by focusing on your awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting ones feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. It is known as sati in acient Pali. It is also a key tool for Buddhists who are trying to reach enli... read more

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    Book Corner: Guided Journals

    Posted on June 13, 2014 by Leave a comment

    Journaling is a great tool to use in the recovery process. Many times I have heard “I don’t know what to write?” or even “I do not know how to even start.” Well there are some great journals out there that are called Guided Journals. This means the journal has writing prompts in it that ca... read more

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    Journaling has Benefits!

    Posted on June 13, 2014 by Leave a comment

    When people are in recovery from substance abuse and trying to move forward with their life they spend a large amount of time in self-reflection. This time usually consists of thinking about the things they did in the past while under the influence of substances and it will not be the best experienc... read more

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    Life can be scary…Keep Moving Forward

    Posted on June 10, 2014 by Leave a comment

    There can be so many trials and tribulations in life, which is why long term recovery can be so scary to some people. Some will think “How am I supposed to stay clean during such hard time?” This is certainly true especially when someone use substances during times that may have been far less st... read more

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    The Book Corner: Self Esteem

    Posted on June 10, 2014 by Leave a comment

    As an avid reader I love making some great recommendations to others that enjoy sitting back with a good book. Sometimes reading is also a great way to work through your recovery program along with attending meeting and your group sessions. I get asked many times what book I can recommend that ar... read more

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