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Practicing Recovery

The Power of God’s Forgiveness in Recovery

By |2022-09-23T11:50:54-04:00September 23rd, 2022|Practicing Recovery, The Path of Addiction Recovery|

A lasting recovery requires more than simply resolving to abstain from drugs and alcohol. You must work to heal your mind, body, and spirit so that you're no longer turning to addictive substances for comfort. Seeking God's forgiveness is part of the healing process. How Addiction Leads to Guilt and Shame An untreated addiction can [...]

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5 Tips for a Smooth Transition from Residential Addiction Treatment to Independent Living

By |2022-08-26T14:06:45-04:00August 26th, 2022|Family Resource, Practicing Recovery|

Graduating from residential treatment is an important milestone in your recovery journey. As you prepare to return to independent living, you'll need to work on putting the skills you learned in residential treatment to work in the real world. Here, the treatment team at St. Joseph Institute for Addiction shares some tips that can help [...]

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Healthy Summer Fun: 11 Ideas for People in Recovery

By |2022-06-26T12:05:17-04:00June 24th, 2022|Family Resource, Practicing Recovery|

If this is your first summer in recovery, you may be wondering how you'll fill those long days without alcohol. Pop culture has programmed us to romanticize drinking as a crucial part of summertime fun, but the truth is that summer is 100% better when you're sober. When your mind, body, and spirit are healthy, [...]

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Gray Area Drinking Quiz: How to Tell if It’s Time to Reevaluate Your Relationship With Alcohol

By |2022-06-16T15:24:47-04:00June 15th, 2022|Practicing Recovery, Relapse|

What Is Gray Area Drinking? The concept of gray area drinking was popularized by Jolene Park in a 2017 TED talk. While this is not a medical diagnosis, the concept may be useful in helping you to determine if your alcohol consumption deserves a closer look. A Brief Gray Area Drinking Quiz Pop culture doesn't [...]

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There’s No Such Thing as an Addictive Personality

By |2022-05-03T13:35:55-04:00May 1st, 2022|Practicing Recovery, Resource|

What Is an Addictive Personality? When people say someone has an addictive personality, they are often implying that a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol will be unable to ever meaningfully change their behavior. This simply isn't true. No matter what challenges a person has experienced in the past, there's always hope for [...]

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Anger Management Tips for People in Recovery

By |2022-04-22T12:51:06-04:00April 17th, 2022|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery|

HALT: Anger Management Over time, unchecked anger takes a toll on your mind and body. It can lead to a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms—including teeth grinding, headaches, anxiety, muscle tension, and trouble sleeping. If you've ever heard the HALT (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired) acronym used to describe the most common relapse triggers, you [...]

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Signs of a Marijuana Use Disorder

By |2022-04-10T17:14:44-04:00April 7th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), marijuana is the most commonly used federally illegal drug in the United States. About 18% of Americans used marijuana at least once in 2019 and roughly 30% of these individuals met the diagnostic criteria for a marijuana use disorder. Medical Marijuana Is on the Scene Now The [...]

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Feeling Frustrated? Here’s How to Make Sure Your Recovery Stays on Track

By |2022-02-28T13:27:44-05:00February 26th, 2022|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery|

Feeling Irritated Easily Lately? Is your first response to a difficult task to postpone it for as long as possible? Do you often find yourself searching for "quick fix" solutions or immediate gratification instead of taking the time to make a decision that will lead to long-term success? It's normal to feel frustrated when you're [...]

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Getting Help for a Marijuana Use Disorder

By |2022-02-18T16:42:25-05:00February 15th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, 6.3% of adults will meet the diagnostic criteria for a marijuana use disorder at some point in their lives. However, this condition often goes untreated due to a general misunderstanding about the risks associated with abuse and [...]

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Understanding How Rumination Can Lead to Substance Abuse

By |2022-02-11T20:09:02-05:00February 6th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

Do you often feel as though you can't shut your mind off? Are you constantly dwelling on things that are beyond your control? Do your friends and family accuse you of overthinking every decision you make? Understanding Substance Abuse Finding yourself unable to control intrusive, repetitive, and generally negative thoughts is referred to as rumination. [...]

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