The Art of Meditation in Recovery

When we talk about holistic therapies for recovery, the art of meditation often comes up. That’s because meditation can be an exceptional tool for clearing the mind of negative thoughts and re-centering priorities—it’s also something that anybody can do, regardless of whether they’ve tried meditation before. Meditation is a mind and body practice with a …

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Tips for Staying Sober During the Pandemic

The pandemic has been tough on everyone, but for those who are working on staying sober, the stress and loneliness that it’s brought on can be particularly damaging. There are many different ways to feel affected by the pandemic, and in some cases negative feelings could amplify a desire to drink or to revert back …

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The Effects of Drugs on the Human Body

The more that we understand about addiction the better we’re able to treat it, and that includes understanding the effects of drugs on the human body. The consequences of substance abuse go far beyond ruined finances and broken relationships, with very real connections between drug use and harm to the body and the brain. Awareness …

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At-Home Dangers: Alcohol Withdrawal and Relapse

By Dr. Roger Ayres [MD] Medical Director for Retreat at South Connecticut With countless public health officials now noting on the increase in relapse rates, the need for treatment becomes ever-more important. What are the triggers or the pitfalls of this challenging season that you believe could be causing so many individuals to fall into …

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Recovery And The Holiday Season:
Alcohol Consumption

By Ariana Lobo The holidays are a time of celebration and community. Yet for those individuals in recovery, particularly those recovering from alcoholism, the holidays can represent a time of great struggle, stress or even anxiety. Consistently encountering environments that are prone to have alcohol, can lead such individuals into harmful situations with lasting outcomes. …

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