Sobriety

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New to California and the Resources You Can Use

There are parts of your recovery that will rely heavily on geographical location. Location plays a significant role in addiction treatment and recovery for several reasons. For starters, you have to rely on the treatment centers and facilities in your area to seek help. The same goes for sober communities.  To find a support system…

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Giving Back to Southern California Sober Communities

Depending on where you call home, there may or may not be many different sober communities scattered around your area. Some of these sober communities are organized groups run by those currently in addiction recovery or organizations designed to reach those suffering from addiction.  However, their goals are more or less similar at their core,…

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The Dangers of Overthinking

The Dangers of Overthinking

Overthinking, especially if you are struggling with addiction or mental illness, can pose a serious danger. Overthinking may be exceptionally common when struggling with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD). The difference between occasional everyday anxiety and GAD is GAD causes you to feel incredibly worried and nervous about most things, even things that have little cause…

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Is California Sobriety a Thing?

Is California Sobriety a Thing?

If you have followed the stories of celebrities who have struggled with addiction, you may have heard specific methods or narratives they are questioning. Specifically, celebrity Demi Lovato used the term “California Sober” to describe her sobriety and recovery. At its core, the concept of being California Sober embodies the idea of abstaining from select…

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Meditate Your Way Through Recovery

Like with anything, understanding how something works, in general, helps you to determine how it could help you in any life situation. In order to understand how meditation can help treat addiction and maintain recovery, it’s important to understand meditation and its health benefits as a whole.  What Is Meditation? Meditation is a core practice…

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A Holistic Lifestyle Guide to a Holistic Recovery

A holistic approach to recovery means looking at the well-being of several dimensions of health. These dimensions can include physical, emotional, and social well-being; in some cases, this can also include a person’s spiritual well-being.  Similarly to why individualized treatment has become so important in today’s modern methods of treatment, holistic approaches to recovery have…

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Nicotine Use and Recovery

There are many misconceptions regarding quitting nicotine products, and they are relevant whether you are in recovery or not. Nicotine habits have existed for hundreds of years, initially with users having no idea the negative effects nicotine has on the body until the 1900s.  Reasons Why People Use Nicotine in Recovery Like most harmful habits,…

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Destigmatizing the Stigma of Addiction

For years, the topic of mental illness has been stigmatized and considered taboo. Even today, certain stereotypes and inaccurate representations of mental illness exist. However, in recent years, there have been significant efforts to normalize mental illness and co-occurring addiction. As the public health crisis of addiction and overdoses continues to rise, destigmatizing mental illness…

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Creating a Positive Environment During Recovery

Just as a person’s childhood environment can affect the potential for future developed dependency on addictive substances or behaviors, a person’s environment can influence their treatment process and chances of maintaining recovery. In many cases, someone’s environment allows for easier access to drugs, alcohol, or social situations that may trigger a relapse. For example, a…

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