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  • Being Grateful Making Gratitude List Helps Alcohol Addiction Recovery

How Gratitude Lists Help Alcohol Addiction Recovery

By |August 4th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

When it comes to addiction recovery, there are innumerable things to be grateful for. At the top of list, of course is sobriety. Getting sober is no small feat, and staying sober (at least ...

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Solutions

The Truth About Ptsd and Alcoholism

By |June 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric disorder that is typically caused by a severe traumatic experience, or a set of traumatic experiences. The American Psychiatric Association reports that PTSD affects over 3.5 percent of ...

  • Anxiety and Addiction Dual Diagnosis

Does Anxiety Cause Addiction?

By |May 1st, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Addiction and mental health go hand in hand. In many cases, co-occurring disorders present a “chicken or egg” type of situation, and it can be difficult to pinpoint which came first. It is very ...

  • Long Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse

What are the Long Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse?

By |April 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Alcohol is by far the most widely accepted and frequently used chemical substance in the world. For many, drinking is a part of day-to-day life - having a glass of wine at the end ...

3 Ways to Optimize Winter Health During Addiction Recovery

By |September 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Nobody looks forward to the arrival of cold and flu season, but the spread of winter germs can be particularly challenging for people in the early stages of recovery. Drug and alcohol misuse lowers ...

7 Useful Ways to Support a Loved One in Recovery

By |August 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The transition into sobriety is challenging for both the addict and their loved ones. It’s something families have to deal with together, which isn’t a simple process, as those struggling with addiction often shut ...

What Is Powerlessness? Step One of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

By |July 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.” That’s Step 1 of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and as anyone who is active in the 12-Step community ...

Team Immersion Recovery Center: Running to Raise Awareness for Addiction

By |May 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Immersion Recovery Center is partnering with The Herren Project, a non-profit addiction recovery foundation, to run in the 2018 New Balance Falmouth Road Race and raise awareness for the disease of addiction. The 7-mile “fun run,” which regularly ...

4 Personality Traits That Can Indicate Addiction

By |May 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The term “addictive personality” suggests a personality type that makes a person more likely to become addicted to drugs or alcohol. But it’s not so black and white. No single personality type sets someone ...

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