15 Spirit-Lifting Activites

Nothing can stifle your spirit as much as feeling as if you don’t have control. In recovery, you learn you only control your actions. You’re powerless over other people, places,…

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Hope: Growing and Nurturing It

Hope is one of the most important things to hold onto when you’re new to recovery. Everyone arrives in treatment or at 12-step meetings with a little hope. (If you…

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Anxiety, Addiction, and Recovery

Many people who become addicted to drugs have co-occurring mental health disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a widespread mental health issue in America, especially during the era…

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Art and Creativity As Self-Care

Now that you have the time (especially in the age of COVID), you can make sure that you also practice self-care. Self-care can help you cope with stress and negativity,…

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Learning to Forgive Yourself

Forgiving yourself for things you did during your addiction may seem hard or even impossible. You may carry incredible guilt that you’re going to have to learn to let go…

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