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7 Healthy Ways To Reduce Stress In Recovery

Whether you’re a recovering addict or not, stress can be a huge trigger to self-medicate.  That’s why it’s important to know that there are healthy ways to reduce stress that you can start implementing right now. Stress In Early Recovery Getting sober is one of the most challenging and stressful things you will ever do.  …

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5 Critical Benefits Of Taking Suboxone That Helped Me In Early Recovery

Everyone’s recovery journey is their own, but there are several benefits of taking Suboxone in early recovery.   Without it, I don’t think I would be sober today. If you’re not familiar with Suboxone, it’s a medication prescribed to addicts that are trying to get clean from opiates.  It’s most effective when used in conjunction with …

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Signs of Opiate Overdose | Opiate Addiction | Addiction Kills - My husband passed away in 2010 of an opiate overdose. There were signs of the overdose that I didn't recognize at the time. In this post I share the horrors of that day and the signs of overdose that I didn't recognize. Addiction kills, but learning the warning signs could help save a life. #addictionrecovery #drug #addiction #overdose #relapse #prevention

The Two Signs Of Opiate Overdose I Didn’t Recognize That Could’ve Saved My Husband’s Life

On December 26, 2010, I woke up to find my husband dead, next to me in bed. I began shaking him, yelling his name, and in the other room my daughter woke up and dialed 911. I remember trying to get him dressed, because he’d gone to bed naked. For some reason, all I could …

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One For The Road – Losing A Friend To Alcoholism

Preface Life of an Addict welcomes your guest post submissions on addiction and recovery related topics.  Learn more here. This post was submitted by Julia Gibbs and originally published here.  Although I usually only accept original content from guest authors, I made an exception for this story. Julia’s tribute to her friend brought tears to …

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10 Books That Will Empower You To Be True To Yourself

It wasn’t until I made the decision to be true to myself that I was able to find true contentment and self-love.  Here are 10 Books That Empower You To Be True To Yourself. I spent the majority of my life feeling inadequate and not good enough. That feeling took a huge toll on my …

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5 Fail-Proof Strategies For Getting Through Cravings Without Using Drugs

Whether you’re brand new to recovery or you’ve been sober for years, cravings are a very real threat to our sobriety. Getting through cravings without using drugs takes preparation and practice. Without a plan in place to deal with triggers and cravings, It’s only a matter of time before a craving turns into an action. …

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