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01 Sep What Is Bibliotherapy?

Bibliotherapy as a form of healing is a concept that has been around for many centuries. In fact, what is considered the oldest known library motto in the world, a phrase inscribed above the entrance to the royal chamber where books were stored by King...

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22 Aug Unrealistic Expectations about Recovery

Unrealistic expectations about recovery not only cause feelings of disappointment and discouragement during recovery—they can lead an individual in recovery to relapse. Moreover, far-reaching expectations might cause you to misjudge negatively the progress that you are making in recovery. While you truly do have many...

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15 Aug The Importance of a Social Circle during Recovery

Recovery—especially at its early stages—is a time for introspection, when the individual in recovery goes through the psychological changes necessary to gain a grasp on living life sober and to hold to responsibilities such as securing a stable job, managing finances, and practicing healthy eating...

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08 Aug Signs that You Are Making Progress in Recovery

Progress is crucial to the addiction recovery process; if you are not making progress in recovery, chances are you are actually slowly heading back toward relapse. So how do you know if you are truly making progress in recovery, especially when negative thinking can cloud...

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01 Aug All About Pink Cloud Syndrome

Pink cloud syndrome—what is it, and what does it mean for those recovering from addiction? Read on to learn about pink cloud syndrome, the dangers associated with it, and how to avoid it during recovery from addiction. Pink cloud syndrome defined The term “pink cloud” is used...

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22 Jul How Alcohol Affects Your Sleep

Many see alcohol as a sleep inducer, but the truth is that alcohol can be a tremendous detriment to a sleep cycle, affecting quality of sleep and potentially bringing in additional sleep-inhibiting factors. Here are some of the ways that alcohol use—and especially alcohol abuse—affects...

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15 Jul When a Sibling Has an Addiction

Learning that a sibling has an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be extremely difficult, and it can leave you at a loss for how to help. You’ll find that you’re in a unique position because you are family, yet you don’t have the type...

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08 Jul Approaching Addiction with the Disease Model

This disease model of addiction, which describes addiction as a disease with biological, neurological, genetic, and environmental causes, is one of the most common models used to describe addiction, and it approaches addiction as a treatable condition. Many recovery programs—Therapia included—follow this model and provide...

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