Northern Nevada is a beautiful place to live if you enjoy the outdoors.  With Lake Tahoe only a short drive away residents have the opportunity to be hiking, skiing, climbing, swimming, or biking within the hour.  However, not everyone has the means or abilities for these specific activities or the desire to face the elements. …

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Substance use disorders can sometimes feel like a never ending onslaught of difficult or challenging news.  One of the overlooked difficulties surrounding addiction is the negative stigma that can be associated with seeking treatment, or identifying as being in recovery.  In this article VICE news discusses one of the few good things that have come…

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The nature vs nurture debate has been a significant part of the addiction argument for a long time.  There is ample evidence from both sides and a consensus has yet to be reached.  This article is interesting. While it advocates that nature has a significant impact on addiction it does not provide a real world…

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The myths that are expressed in this article are sadly still a reality for many people when they think of addiction.  Recovery from addiction is a difficult road with many unexpected twists and turns.  One of these unexpected twists can be dealing with someone who only sees you as an addict and thus thinks of…

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Now that we have made it through another semester a lot of us will have time on our hands we don’t know what to do with. It is important for people in recovery to have something to do. A good option is to give back to your community. Here is a short article I found…

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Fun in recovery is key to maintaining it. Bun what is fun in recovery. I have struggled with this question in early recovery. I have discovered, through guidance ways to have a great sober time. I found this article on the subject and hope you like it. Sober Fun in the Recovery Process One thing…

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In recovery self care is an important aspect of maintaining a certain level of serenity in our lives. As college students this gets only worse. In school students are often stretched thin between school, work, extra-curricular activities, recovery, and self care. Unfortunately self care is generally the first thing we cut out of our daily…

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As the semester starts to get busy with midterms around the corner it is crucial that one manages there stress to better perform and prevent burn out. The American Psychological Association posted this article about five tips on managing stress.   Stress occurs when you perceive that demands placed on you — such as work,…

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Something I struggled with early on recovery was finding purpose. I was young, confused and without direction. I found this blog on the subject at http://addictionblog.org/treatment/creating-your-purpose-in-addiction-recovery/. I hope you like it.   Finding meaning in your life Many folks new to recovery often ask me about meaning; more specifically, finding meaning in their lives. Victor…

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When people first get into recovery they often want to tell the world about there new way of life and how amazing it is. Some people feel this is a bad idea for someone in recovery. I found this article about the subject. This person is ‘out of the closet’ about there recovery. Do you…

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