Myth vs reality Ipad word image
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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In an article I read today residents of Manhattan, New York are taking part in a healthier alternative to the well known bar crawl. Additionally sober day raves, dance parties, and a sober social network are taking off in cities across the country. Check out this article to find out more.

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Healthy Minds Brain Image
Are you a constant picture taker? How is your gait? Is their a bully in your life? The way you walk, observe, and succumb to negative treatment by others all affect our mental health. In a recent article “12 Habits That Can Destroy Your Mental Health” published by My Wise Granny, some recommendations on how…

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How is your brain strength? Do you buy that shiny new toy when you see it, or do you delay gratification and think on it? Are you courageous in the face of your fears? Do you identify and work on your weaknesses, or do you hide them away? These are just a few of the…

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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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We did this in 0ne of our seminars and then I stumble upon this article stating the possible benefits for it. Defiantly interesting. I might have to go get a coloring book now.     It’s the latest craze. Where you might expect to see children, you find adults: They sit with colored pencils in their hands, bent over…

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One of the best things for me, personally, about being in recovery is the simple ability to go do fun things with fellow recovering friends. For example this weekend a group of NRAPians are going to Stockton CA for the ACYPAA Summit. For some of us this is our first twelve step conference/convention experience. It…

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Facing Addiction, a new, national organization that will serve as a voice for the over 85 million Americans impacted by addiction, is proud to announce the “UNITE to Face Addiction“ rally, a free event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 4, 2015.  At the rally, Facing Addiction,…

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Yesterday was our highly anticipated event, 50 Shades of Recovery. The focus of the event was on the challenges that people in recovery face, in the form of the stigma associated with the word ‘addiction’ and ‘addicts’. Two of the main speakers where people in recovery who had been forced into the spotlight because of…

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there is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. everything is within. everything exists. seek nothing outside of yourself. miyamoto musashi
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 BY TIM STODDART 1 COMMENT Retreived from:  http://www.sobernation.com/8-skills-in-recovery-that-will-last-a-lifetime-and-make-you-a-better-person/ Nothing in life comes free. They say the best things in life are free, but that’s not really true. Anything worth having in life takes time and practice. This is especially true in recovery. I’ve heard the expression that staying sober is like “walking…

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