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Pet Ownership and Addiction:
How Patches saved my life

Addiction is often a very lonely place. In my own experience with substance abuse, I felt extremely, unimaginably isolated. Partly because most of the people in my world had either chosen to stop talking to me, or I had pushed them so far away that I wasn’t able to talk to them, even if I […]

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The Connection between
Nutrition and Addiction Recovery

Imagine you’re on the high diving board at a public pool. Or maybe you’re waiting backstage for your big solo. Waiting for an important phone call. We’ve always referred to that feeling as “butterflies in your stomach,” but have you ever wondered why? Anxiety, cravings, and excitement all manifest in our gut. This part of […]

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Freedom from Addiction
is found in Surrender

Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future. – Daphne Rose Kingwa Letting go can be a terrifying notion. What will life look like on the other side? How will I possibly make it through the grief? What if I can’t do it? These thoughts can […]

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Why those battling Addiction
have trouble hearing us

I grew up with minimal exposure to drug addiction. However, when I was 12, I was sent to an all-girls boarding school and befriended girls that became like sisters to me. I was thrown into so many lives that were crippled by various substance abuse scenarios and began to lose friends to addiction. When I […]

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The Surprising Truth about Creating Healthy Habits in Addiction Recovery

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit.”   Maybe Aristotle was on to something here. Often when we hear the word ‘habit’ we immediately put these actions into ‘good’ or ‘bad’ categories. Getting up early, exercising, eating healthy = good. Smoking, binge-watching Netflix, eating chips = bad. However, […]

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