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EDUCATION

Life in Recovery

  • Why Continuing Sources of Care and Support Are Crucial
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    Why Continuing Sources of Care and Support Are Crucial

    Our processes in recovery toward greater fullness and purpose in life usually require multiple resources and forms of support as our growth and context changes. What happens after treatment is just as essential as the initial program, given the nature…

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  • What if There’s a Lapse? Embracing Growth
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    What if There’s a Lapse? Embracing Growth

    Returning to substance use or other unhealthy behavior can have significant consequences. But shame and fear only magnify the costs of a lapse, and make it possible to spiral into a longer relapse. Life, and growth, are about moving forward.…

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  • How Community Supports Connection in Recovery and Life
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    How Community Supports Connection in Recovery and Life

    Community is essential in recovery because it supports connection, whether it's via treatment, a support group, healthy and trusted friends or family, or a counselor or therapist. Many of us can feel alone in our struggle, or have felt that…

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  • Finding Recovery Language that Resonates
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    Finding Recovery Language that Resonates

    The language we use impacts how we view ourselves, and can affect our recovery. People in recovery can have very different viewpoints on how to describe themselves and their struggle. Traditional language focuses on identifying as “addicts,” due to the…

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  • Embracing the Messiness of Growth
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    Embracing the Messiness of Growth

    Every step that we take forward toward hope and health has a positive impact, whether it feels like success in the moment or not. Life, and the journey of recovery, is not perfect. But taking a step forward is evidence…

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