nutrition for alcoholics

Health and Nutrition for Recovering Alcoholics

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Years of chronic alcohol abuse takes a heavy toll on the body. Alcohol robs the body of the vital nutrients it needs to function properly, and the complications that can result from malnourishment can be severe and even life-threatening. When recovering alcoholics enter drug treatment, they receive valuable nutritional intervention and support along with other essential treatment […]

After-Rehab Transition

After-Rehab Transition: Start With These Tips

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After-rehab life comes with its challenges. When some people hear the word “addiction,” negative images form in their head because of the perceptions that people have about addicts. Unfortunately, many of these assumptions are based on some level of truth. For instance, addicts frequently sacrifice their relationships if that’s what it takes to get their next fix. Moreover, […]

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8 Great Recovery-Related New Year’s Resolutions

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Whether it’s because of all the money being spent on gifts, the pressure of having to get so much decorating and cooking done, or the volatility of putting dozens of members of a boisterous family together in a small space, the holidays can be downright stressful sometimes. For people in recovery, holiday stress can be dangerous, […]

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Shame vs. Guilt: What’s the Difference?

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Before we realized it was a disease, addiction was actually viewed as a conscious, willful behavior while addicts were seen as bad people who were selfish and self-destructive. As a result, people with addiction were punished, which often meant they were imprisoned or confined in asylums for the mentally insane. The idea was that the […]

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Tips to Stay Sober Through New Year’s Holiday

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Developing an addiction to alcohol or drugs is easy. It’s getting sober again that’s the hard part. Although there are countless resources available, part of the complex nature of addiction is that recovery requires so many different components, and even after receiving treatment it takes ongoing conviction to stay sober. However, it’s not actually as […]

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5 Reasons Why Having a Sponsor Is Essential

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In the not-so-distant past, addiction was widely believed to be a moral affliction rather than a disease. Today, we have the benefit of years of research, which have afforded a much better, more enlightened understanding of addiction. We’ve realized that addiction is actually a chronic, progressive brain disease for which there’s no cure. Originating in […]

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The 30-Day Peace + Serenity Challenge

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Whether you’re looking to find peace and serenity in means to support your recovery, sobriety or just overall happiness in life – we’ve spoken to hundreds of folks living a spiritually fit life who follow a handful of basic principles. Peace and serenity do not come externally, they come from within! Those who seek it […]

Cocoa Beach Drug Rehabs for Addicts

Cocoa Beach Drug Rehabs for Addicts

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Addiction is a disease that has affected the entire demographic spectrum. And although it’s progressive and incurable, it can be treated. Nobody who becomes an addict has to remain in that state indefinitely. There are a variety of addiction treatments and recovery resources at Cocoa Beach drug rehabs available to those who have become physically or psychologically […]

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What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs

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My Name Is Fiona, and I’m an Addict It took me far too long to say those words. It took me even longer to mean them. My road to recovery from substance abuse began the first time I made myself vomit. See, before I could imagine getting better, I had to get worse. Growing up, […]

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8 Reasons Why Dating 12-Step Newcomers Is a Terrible Idea

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The recovery journey is an incredibly emotional time. While in active addiction, people often numb themselves or dilute their emotions with alcohol and drugs; therefore, early recovery often involves a flood of emotions that may take a while to stabilize. In fact, it can take months or even years to find one’s emotional equilibrium. However, […]