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Sobriety Highway,
You probably know the song “Life Is A Highway.” You might be most familiar with the Rascal Flatts version, but we are partial to this somewhat bizarre video for Tom Cochrane’s original recording. (We strongly discourage you from playing the harmonica in the middle of the highway.) In the song, the singer suggests a series...
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Signs of addiction, Signs of an Alcohol Issue, Signs of Alcohol Misuse
Signs help us make good decisions. Traffic signs—stop, yield, lane ends, one way, and more—help keep everyone on the road safe. Signs pointing to the restrooms or identifying the exits or revealing whether a business is open or closed help us travel through public spaces. And in extremely busy spots—the airport, a stadium, a performing...
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High Functioning to Rock Bottom
For folks who are dead set on denying they have a problem with drugs or alcohol, there are two distinct lies they may tell themselves (and others). The first is: Look how well my life is going. There is no way I have a problem! The second is: Things have been a little rocky lately....
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Tactical Recovery is a Great Sobriety Strategy for Veterans
Serving in the United States Armed Forces can be a great source of pride for many of the brave individuals who make up the ranks of the various branches of the military. A sense of fellow-feeling and mutual support—as well as a clear set of expectations and responsibilities—are hallmarks of military service. All too often,...
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Summer is a Great Time to Start Exercising for Your Recovery
You already know you should be exercising, right? You hardly need us to tell you that exercise has benefits for your physical health. You don’t need us to explain that exercise has benefits for your mental health, too. And you probably already understand that activities that benefit your physical health and your mental health also...
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WICHITA, Kan., April 17, 2024  — Bel Aire Recovery Center, a 45-bed facility providing substance use detox, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and outpatient services, is now a fully contracted partner with Tricare, expanding their award-winning Tactical Recovery treatment program for the military and veteran community. Bel Aire is owned by Summit BHC, a leading behavioral health and substance...
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Recovery Journal
In an earlier blog post, we offered three ideas for activities that can help lower your stress level while supporting your ongoing sobriety. Our three recovery tips were: make a budget, tidy a mess, and start a journal. We still think those are all good ideas. A budget can reduce the stress you feel about...
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Memoirs Reveal You Are Not Alone in Recovery
Sometimes, even when you are surrounded by supportive friends and family, it can feel as though you are going through recovery all alone. After all, most of the people around you have no actual experience with a substance use disorder and the challenges that come with working to stay sober. (An important exception, of course,...
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Outdoor portrait of happy beautiful young woman relaxing in mountains over the clouds, wearing grey pullover
Do you consider yourself an extrovert or an introvert? Extroverts often find social interaction to be fun and energizing. Introverts often find quiet time alone to be more fulfilling and energizing. So if you are the kind of person who can’t wait to go to the party, you are likely extroverted. And if you are...
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