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Overcoming Incomprehensible Demoralization in Recovery

Overcoming Incomprehensible Demoralization in Recovery

If you've just clicked on this article and begun reading, we congratulate you on getting over your fear of very big words in blog titles. And that is quite an accomplishment! But really, we want to talk for a moment about those two lurking words that have probably bothered you since your second day in rehab: incomprehensible demoralization. What does it mean? Simply put, it means that in our addictions we have stooped far below the place we ever thought we would just to obtain our substance of choice and be able to use it whenever we wanted. We compromised…
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Chateau Recovery on RehabReviews.com

Chateau Recovery on RehabReviews.com

Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to RehabReview.com for the glowing review of Chateau Recovery Sober Living Homes. We couldn't be more pleased! On August 19, 2016, RehabReviews.com posted a fantastic review of us on their website. Their review perfectly captures the services and even the spirit of Chateau Recovery Sober Living. "...Allowing residents a chance to build a foundation in recovery is crucial to maintaining life long abstinence from drugs and alcohol." "Chateau Recovery boasts a high end yet highly nurturing setting for men and women in early recovery. The exquisite houses are perfect for clients seeking safe and structured…
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Why its Important to Carry the Message in Our Recovery

Why its Important to Carry the Message in Our Recovery

The 12th step of the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous states, "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all of our affairs." What this means is that as a result of our recovery, we now understand that our beliefs have changed when it comes to our addictions. We now believe that our addiction is a problem and not the solution to our problems. To help keep us grounded, we focus our efforts on the needs of those around us. We take our…
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What Does Successful Recovery Look Like?

What Does Successful Recovery Look Like?

When we talk about successful recovery, many people often think that it is merely abstinence from mind-altering substances. The reality is though, that successful recovery goes far beyond just not drinking or using drugs. Successful recovery involves a mind-body-spirit approach that can't even begin until the drugs and alcohol are long gone. For those of us that find ourselves addicted to a substance, we've become addicted because we didn't like how we felt when we were sober. That drink or drug changed everything for us - putting us in a place where we finally felt comfortable in our own skin.…
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Understanding the Basics of Relapse Prevention

Understanding the Basics of Relapse Prevention

These days, relapse prevention is the biggest buzzword in addiction recovery circles. Everyone wants to know how to stay sober once they stop drinking or using. The good news is that staying sober is something that everyone can do. The bad news is that it isn't always easy. Here are a few basic things to remember to keep the cravings at bay. 1. Create a new life for yourself. Remember that coming into recovery means that you are creating a new life and leaving your old one behind. Old friends and family, unhealthy relationships, and old neighborhoods make it very…
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