Recovery Blog

Managing Anger in Recovery

In the world today, there are a lot of things to be angry about. Or are there? Why is anger such a part of everyday life? For people in recovery, it can be a dangerous or toxic emotion. Anger is shown on tv more often that sadness or happiness. On police dramas and...

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Family Members Benefit From a Recovery Plan, Too

Love is a powerful emotion, but the anguish that addiction brings to the table isn’t eliminated by love. That’s why family members need a recovery plan, too. There is a lot to heal from when lives experience an upheaval from addiction. When you loved a person...

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Substance Abuse Among Doctors and Nurses

Jobs in the medical field can be some of the most rewarding, as well as the most stressful. And just like all other humans, they can get sick, too. In fact, studies have shown that those in the medical field, including doctors and nurses, suffer from substance abuse...

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Trauma and Addiction

May people with substance abuse disorders have experienced abuse or trauma in their lives before struggling with alcohol or drugs. (Abuse in this context means physical, emotional and sexual abuse.) Trauma can be derived from both abuse and other events, such as being...

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Men, Addiction and Recovery: Special Issues

Addiction has been recognized as a disease of the brain that changes the way the user thinks, feels and acts. As a disorder, addiction and substance abuse affect everyone differently. Although both genders experience addiction, often men and women experience their...

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