What is P.A.W.S.? Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome F.A.Q.

What is P.A.W.S. Syndome? Have you ever heard of P.A.W.S.? If you haven’t, then you probably don’t know what it stands for. Well, it’s Post Acute Withdrawals Syndrome. This condition occurs after someone has stopped taking their medication, drinking alcohol, or stopping a drug they are physically dependent on. The symptoms include anxiety, depression, insomnia, […]

Why Are Sober Anniversaries Important?

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You’ve heard of them before, but what are sober anniversaries? Why are they important? How do you choose one? And how do you celebrate them? Let’s discuss.

Why It’s Important to Stay Busy in Early Sobriety

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Typically there are five stages to addiction recovery: pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. It’s a common myth in recovery that simply completing a 30 day program will be enough by itself for early sobriety. One of the main ways that you can stay steady with your recovery program is to consistently stay busy. Recovery […]

7 Recovering Celebrities

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Fame comes with a high level of stress, and many celebrities have turned to alcohol and drugs to deal with the lifestyle. It is not uncommon to hear that a star has checked into rehab. Most recently, Wendy Williams, the talk show host checked into a sober house. Her struggle with addiction is an open […]

Surfing: A Modern Addiction Therapy

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Overcoming addictions is not easy, and it takes deliberate action on the part of the patient to make it out of habits. Most addictions are attached to experiences that the individual has including friends, the environment and activities the person is involved in during the process. Providing sustainable solutions that can replace the skills of […]

A Guide to Sobriety for Women

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Be Ready for the Journey The pathway to recovery from addiction is a difficult journey. The key to Women’s Recovery is preparing for that journey ahead of time and being ready for the obstacles along the way. This encompasses everything from the small things like being away of how recovery will change your diet to […]

How Jiu-Jitsu Can Aid Trauma Recovery

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a Therapy Looking at martial arts, those who have experience in the area of martial arts know that there are basically two different forms of martial arts, at least in combative. There is striking and there is grappling. Striking is the more commonly known position, we meet force with force. Striking is […]