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How To Get Recovery and Addiction Help

How to Get Recovery and Addiction Help   There are many possibilities for recovery and addiction help. There are many possibilities for how to get recovery and addiction help. What’s right for you depends on you. Here are some simply ways to think more clearly about recovery. There are many approaches to recovery that attempt…

Spiritual Recovery

Spiritual Recovery Spiritual recovery is the hub of strong recovery.  All other aspects of recovery: physical, mental, emotional, relational, career, sexual, etc. are linked to spiritual recovery.  Reclaiming our spiritual identity is at the heart of strong recovery. Spiritual Conception You and I existed as an idea in God’s mind.  Eventually, we came into existence,…

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Sexual Recovery

Sexual Recovery Is celibacy in recovery good advice? In recovery we are working to accept and define our identity.  We are trying to be comfortable with who we are and what we do no matter what happens.  We are trying to live a full human experience.  Early recovery is a season of our lives where we…

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Career Recovery

Career Recovery Addiction derails, delays, and destroys careers.  Once sobriety begins we quickly seek to restore what was lost or fix what was damaged.  This sets up a trap where we scramble to make up for the loss, or we get stuck with woulda, coulda, shoulda.  The extent of damage to your career determines the…

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Are You Religious in Recovery?

Are You Religious in Recovery? The question “Are you religious?” puts a lot of people off.  Those religious people are so judgmental, they have so many rules, they are so hypocritical.  Here’s why you need to reconsider being religious in recovery. One of the main methods for producing a strong recovery is to develop a…

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Recreational Recovery

Recreational Recovery I hear these two sayings all the time and I think they illustrate the importance of recreational recovery: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Idleness is the devils workshop. In this blog we are going to cover the role of recreation in a strong recovery.   Addiction thrives when…

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Financial Recovery

Financial Recovery The series continues with a discussion of financial recovery.  This is an area of Strong Recovery that is often overlooked.  People experience a sense of loss and regret from financial expectations and a strong financial recovery helps manage risks and is something they can feel good about. But there is a trap and…

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Relational Recovery

Relational Recovery How We Relate to People, Places, and Things. Our series on Strong Recovery continues with relational recovery. How we relate to people, places, and things changes with addiction.  Strong Recovery restores a proper and healthy balance to the way we relate to everything.  We call this Relational Recovery and it’s a key element…

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Emotional Recovery

Emotional Recovery Strong recovery requires emotional healing and emotional recovery. Addiction is a common way to sooth life’s injuries.  Hurt people, hurt people.  With all of this hurt comes an emotional toll.  Shame, guilt, resentment, depression, regret, sadness, and anger are just a few of the emotions we can suffer.  The injuries and suffering will…

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Mental Recovery

Mental recovery works in conjunction with intellectual recovery to achieve new results.  Align your mental world with your recovery goal for strong recovery. Mental Recovery Last week we discussed an intellectual recovery. It was stated that the problems we face cannot be solved with the same level of thinking that created them. It was about…