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How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

For the organizers of National Recovery Month, addiction and mental illnesses are problems, just like any other health problem. They believe that celebrating recovery is the same as celebrating triumph over other diseases, such as heart disease or diabetes. In the same focus, prevention techniques can help many communities diminish the influence of the disease of addiction. At Awakenings for…

Avoiding and Coping with Prescription Pill Triggers

Avoiding and Coping with Prescription Pill Triggers

In 2012 alone, there were as many opioid prescriptions written as there were adults in the country, 259 million to be exact [1]. This statistic doesn’t even account for the number of benzo prescriptions written in recent years. Prescription pills are on the rise, and their addictive qualities are destroying communities. Illegal pills are increasingly laced with dangerous substances, such…

The Importance of Fitness in Opioid Recovery

The Importance of Fitness in Opioid Recovery

There are many factors that lead to the worsening of opioid addiction, including physical and chemical brain changes that lay the groundwork for continuing addiction. For example, studies show that one month of morphine use reduced gray matter in the amygdala, which drives reward systems, cravings, and dependency [1]. But, exercise has been shown to help undo this damage. This…

How to Repair Relationships Hurt by Addiction

How to Repair Relationships Hurt by Addiction

Many people regard addiction as a black hole that sucks up everything in their lives. An active addiction can be like a tornado that destroys families, friendships, and even relationships. Addiction and alcoholism cause a person to lose sight of what matters most while their cravings take control. This can result in stealing, betrayal, and other hurtful situations that may…

Benefits of Meditation for Alcohol Recovery

Benefits of Meditation for Alcohol Recovery

When it comes to getting sober from alcoholism, alcohol abuse, or binge drinking, there are many steps to take. While detox is an important step, long-term recovery involves comprehensive work. At Awakenings for Women, we offer long-term support for women in recovery. Our halfway house IOP includes many therapies for addressing the mental, physical, and emotional aspects of addiction. Our…

Making the Most of Group Meetings | A Guide for Women

Making the Most of Group Meetings | A Guide for Women

Far too many women feel isolated in their recovery. At Awakenings for Women, we want you to know that you’re not alone in your recovery. We offer comprehensive support for women’s sober living, including group therapy. Group therapy meetings are vital for sobriety, and our South Florida halfway house includes group meetings for people at all stages of recovery. The…

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