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Battling Depression on the Road to Addiction Recovery – How to Win the Fight

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Many addicts in America today also suffer from major depressive disorders. Battling depression and addiction can seem like an insurmountable task – how can you know if what you’re feeling is a result of your addiction or caused by your depression? What happens if you suddenly feel depressed during your recovery?

Let’s take a look at what exactly depression is, how it relates to your addiction, and what you can do to cope with depression on the road to recovery.

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Why Meditation is a Helpful Tool With Alcohol Recovery

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Alcoholism is one of the most popular forms of addiction and drug abuse in the United States. Over 15 million people over the age of 18 suffer from an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Only 6.7% of these people receive treatment for alcohol recovery. Rehabilitation, therapy, and recovery groups are common treatment methods for those in … Read more

How to Know You’re Ready for the First Step of Recovery

How to Know Youre Ready for the First Step of Recovery

If you’ve just admitted to yourself that you’ve got a drug or drinking problem – you’ve already taken the first step of recovery.

However, it’s hardly ever as simple as waking up one morning and deciding you’re going to quit. Rather, it’s recognizing that you’re ready to start the journey toward smart recovery and enlisting the help of others to make sure you enjoy recovery for life.

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Are You a High-Functioning Alcoholic?

High Functioning Alcoholic

If you ask most people what an alcoholic looks like, they’ll describe someone who’s constantly drinking and is unable to maintain work, family, and personal relationships.

But it’s not always that simple.

Even though some people abuse alcohol, they still seem fine. And that’s why they’re described as a “functioning” or “high-functioning alcoholic.”

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