healthy ways to gain energy

Healthy Ways to Increase Energy

Getting sober, it can be hard to have the energy to get through our days. We’ve grown accustomed to increasing energy with drugs or lots of stimulants like caffeine and nicotine. However, there are healthier ways to give our bodies the energy it needs. From essential oils to moving, here are a few ways you …

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AA Step 2

Working Step 2 of AA

Working Step 2 of AA The 2nd step of Alcoholics Anonymous states that we “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” This is an important step in our recovery that helps us to build a foundation of humility, understanding, and willingness. The AA Step 2 is often one …

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Change in Perception of Marijuana

The Changing Views on Marijuana

The perception of marijuana use has changed dramatically over the recent decades. Although marijuana is still treated by the federal government as an illicit substance, there are many individuals, groups, and states who have different opinions on marijuana. This may or may not be a good thing, and we will perhaps see the consequences (good …

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Atheism and Recovery

Tips for Atheists in Recovery

It can be hard to be an atheist in recovery. Especially if you are a member of a twelve-step group, you may find your beliefs are met with some contempt and judgement. Furthermore, the format of twelve-step programs doesn’t really allow a ton of room for people who are atheists. Here are a few things …

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How Addiction Works

I remember learning about an experiment done with rats to identify how addiction works in the brain. For most of the 20th century there was an experiment done where a rat was put in an empty cage and given the choice between heroin-laced water and normal water. The rat will almost always kill itself by …

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Is Addiction Taboo?

Why does no one in our society talk about addiction openly? Many people are frequently unaware of what another is going through. Even family members or close friends can be left in the dark to what their closest loved one is going through. We have a society that will share the most irrelevant details of …

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