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New You, Same Old Family and Friends

If you’re newly sober, a situation like this may be all too familiar. What in the heck do you do when you start to change for the better and everyone else in your life (aside from recovery friends) remains the same? How do you connect with them when they haven’t been through the same transformation? Thankfully, there are some practical tips you can employ to deal with these situations when they arise.

The Benefits of Labyrinths

By Clint Fletcher Recovery and labyrinths may seem like an odd pairing at first glance, but these stone pathways are popping up at more treatment centers as a new generation discovers the benefits. Having been around for centuries, these ancient and symbolic winding paths have transcended many different cultures and religions. Labyrinths are still important […]

Isolation in Recovery — How to Overcome It

Isolation

Isolation is a common problem during recovery. You might feel separated from the “outside world.” You might feel different to everyone else. You might feel shunned and excluded and completely alone. Research shows that a lack of social connection is just as harmful to someone’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It doesn’t have to […]