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Can Sad Music Help with Depression?

May 3, 2021

You might be asking, why would someone who is struggling with depression want to listen to sad music? Most of us would suggest listening to something upbeat and cheerful! It’s not exactly the first thing we recommend when our friends are feeling down. But there’s actually some science behind this suggestion. And it’s related to…

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How Creativity Can Help With Recovery

April 4, 2021

People often labor under the delusion that using or abusing substances like drugs or alcohol help them “open their mind” or help them be “more creative”. Unfortunately, this is not true. For instance, the quote “write drunk, edit sober”, erroneously attributed to Ernest Hemingway, is not actually at all what the famous writer even said.…

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Being a New Mom in Recovery

March 19, 2021

While 2020 was a difficult year for almost all of us, it was also the year I received the greatest gift of my sobriety, my son Aidan. I had always wanted to start a family but had given up hope of ever doing so while I was in active addiction. Aidan truly is the light…

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iCAAD Online 2020 and its Significance Amid COVID-19

August 25, 2020

RehabPath was one of the sponsors and exhibitors for this year’s iCAAD Online 2020, the world’s biggest conference on mental health and addiction. They wrote up a great article on the event, the exhibits, and some of the things that set this event apart from any other like this before. iCAAD is a platform “dedicated…

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Avoid Feeling Isolated in Recovery

How to Avoid Feeling Isolated in Recovery

April 30, 2020

These are difficult times for all of us, and in recovery it can seem like things are spiraling backwards. Addiction is a disease of isolation, and being forced to physically isolate can have us stuck in our own heads again which can be dangerous. There are, however, certain steps we can take to prevent ourselves…

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Maintaining Your Sobriety During Stressful Situations – Like the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 15, 2020

Stress is ranked by most studies as among the most frequent causes of relapse. Many people in recovery turn back to their substance of choice when they are feeling overwhelmed with sudden, stressful events. Today’s outbreak of COVID-19 is similar to the days and weeks following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and we have much to…

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AA

Recent Study finds AA Might Be the Most Effective Way to Abstinence

March 12, 2020

CNN published an article on March 11 about a recent study concluding that those who go through Alcoholics Anonymous may have the best chance at abstaining from alcohol after completion of the program. Over 10,000 participants were evaluated and 145 scientists conducted research in 35 studies to find out how effective AA was on alcohol…

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recovery during winter months

Battling the Winter Blues: Recovery During the Winter Months

January 11, 2020

The winter months are hard. The weather can be unbearable and there are minimal hours of daylight. Really, who wants to leave the house when it’s 10 degrees and your house is warm and cozy? All in all, it’s really no surprise that a seasonal funk can set in. But we can’t let the season…

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Christmas

December 23, 2019

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, but it can also be incredibly stressful, especially for those of us in early recovery. Holidays are filled with family, parties, and shopping centers that are all but serene. These are a few of the suggestions that I picked up along the way that have helped…

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Giving Thanks

November 20, 2019

The dictionary defines gratitude as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”, and this is definitely the season to practice gratitude in our daily lives. There is no argument that gratitude is an integral part of every recovery program. While it may not be written into AA’s twelve…

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