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From Addiction to Recovery: Olivia’s Story

Olivia PennelleAddiction, Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

Just over five years ago, I was popping pills like they were candy, and drowning my misery in four bottles of wine a day.
July 5th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction, Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

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From Addiction to Recovery: Beth’s Story

From Addiction to Recovery: Beth’s Story

Beth LeipholtzAddiction, Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

As I’d done many times before, I woke up in my sophomore dorm room one Sunday morning and began to piece together and retrace my steps from the night before.
July 2nd 2017
Beth Leipholtz
Addiction, Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

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Why Self-Care is Important When You’re Struggling With a Mental Illness

Christina BockischRecovery

The last time I was sick with a cold, I was adamant about working through it.
July 1st 2017
Christina Bockisch
Recovery

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Coping with Anger in Addiction Recovery

Coping with Anger in Addiction Recovery

The Recovery VillageAddiction, Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

Addiction recovery almost always involves dealing with anger. Anger may be directed at oneself, at specific people, at less-specific entities (like law enforcement), or at society as a whole.
June 27th 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction, Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

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Pills Were My Addiction, But Recovery Means I Abstain From Alcohol Too

Lara FrazierAddiction, Recovery

I sit in his office. It is the first time I am willing to be honest, about anything. About all of it.
June 25th 2017
Lara Frazier
Addiction, Recovery

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The Meditative Power of Cycling

Olivia PennelleRecovery

Cycling as meditation? You ask. What? Are you crazy?! Well, I am a little bonkers—in a good way!—but cycling really does have meditative powers for me.
June 24th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Recovery

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5 Reasons Cocaine is Deceptively Addictive

5 Reasons Cocaine is Deceptively Addictive

Carly BensonAddiction, Recovery

No one really ever begins using cocaine with the idea in mind that they will one day be addicted to it.
June 23rd 2017
Carly Benson
Addiction, Recovery

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My First Refuge Recovery Meeting

My First Refuge Recovery Meeting

Olivia PennelleCo-occurring Disorders, Recovery

I walked through the doors of The Alano Club in Portland full of curiosity and hungry for something more for my recovery.
June 22nd 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Co-occurring Disorders, Recovery

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how to party sober in 5 easy steps

How To Party Sober in 5 Easy Steps

Kelly FitzgeraldRecovery

There’s a popular misconception about sobriety that when we stop drinking the party is over. And although to some extent this is true, you can still have fun in sobriety
June 21st 2017
Kelly Fitzgerald
Recovery

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Can Marijuana Be Used as a Treatment in Drug Addiction Recovery?

The Recovery VillageAddiction, Recovery

Now that marijuana is legal in some form in more than half of U.S. states, many questions are raised. First, if marijuana is legal, can ... Read more
June 10th 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction, Recovery