Healthy Practices – Zen Sitting Meditation

A while back, we explored the notion of walking meditation as a healthy practice for daily living. We covered the benefits of such meditation and three different approaches that one might take, ending with a few assorted tips to remember. But walking meditation is somewhat unique. We’d now like to cover a type of meditation…

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Insurance and the Cost of Addiction Treatment

We write a lot on this site about why treatment for alcohol and drug addiction is a necessity. Whether discussing addiction as a family disease or simply talking about the tendency of many addicts and alcoholics to find themselves in legal trouble, the common theme is that recovery changes lives for the better. There is…

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Nutrition for Mental Health

It’s no secret that a nutritious diet is a vital component of healthy living. But while some may focus on the impact that nutrition has on the body, we sometimes forget that it benefits the mind as well. This can be dangerous for addicts, who often suffer from one or more co-occurring disorders that put…

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Ronda Rousey and Her Story of Hope

Ronda Rousey has been in the news quite a bit recently, due to an astounding victory over opponent Bethe Correia that allowed her to win the UFC 190 title fight in a mere 34 seconds. But her amazingly brief victory isn’t the only impressive thing she’s done this year. She also released a book back…

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What Is A Functional Alcoholic?

This may sound like a strange thing for a recovery website to say, but we’d like to talk about Iron Man. For those who haven’t seen it, the film is about a billionaire weapons manufacturer named Tony Stark who discovers that his products have been sold to terrorists and embarks on a mission to destroy…

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Vital Information on Ketamine Addiction

Earlier this week, we posted an article about some of the most common synthetic drugs (namely spice, flakka, and kratom). Not long after the article was published, one of our readers posted in the comments section about ketamine. They pointed out that, much like drugs such as spice and kratom, ketamine is very easy to…

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A Rundown on Common Synthetic Drugs

Drugs are enough of a problem in the United States as it is, but synthetic drugs are making the problem much, much worse. People flock to synthetic drugs because they are more difficult to regulate, granting easier access to the general public. The problem is, while they may experience some of the same symptoms of…

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Addiction as a Family Disease: Stories of Hope

To those who have lived and struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction, it should come as no surprise that addiction is generally considered to be a family disease. It’s something that we’ve covered numerous times, whether discussing the family’s role in staging a successful intervention or questioning how the children who have grown up in…

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Dangers of Substance Abuse: Fertility and Childbirth

“Will they be happy? Will they be healthy? Will I be good enough to give them the life they need? What if I can’t do it?” These are questions that plague just about every new parent. There are even some out there who desperately want to be parents, but will constantly put it off because…

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Addict Personality Myths Debunked

Whether or not we wish to admit it, we all have our own beliefs regarding the typical addict personality. The problem is that some of us have a much broader view on this than others. That is usually because we have met numerous other addicts, either through social work, family issues, or because we are…

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