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Bel Aire Recovery Center blog articles in the field of substance use disorders and addiction recovery. Here you will find news, information, and inspiration about drug and alcohol addiction treatment modalities, recovery stories, and more.

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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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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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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Managing Cravings is Key to Lasting Sobriety, Manage cravings for drugs or alcohol
There are some things we can count on in our lives. The sun will come up in the morning (even if we would like to sleep in). Winter follows fall (whether we like the cold weather or not). The moon will move through its cycles (though we may disagree about how—or if—that impacts behavior). Here...
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Three “Be”s for Recovery,
Frequently, we think of things in groups of three here in this blog. We offered “Three Recovery Tips: Make a Budget, Tidy a Mess, Start a Journal.” We highlighted “Three Groups that Can Be Great Supporters of Your Sobriety.” We have provided “Three Hobby Suggestions to Support Recovery.” And we have considered “Three Roadblocks to...
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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, Symptoms of PAWS
There is Withdrawal—And Then There is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome We write about the challenges of withdrawal fairly frequently. The symptoms of withdrawal from any number of substances can be extremely difficult to withstand. A person using drugs or alcohol can easily find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place: they want to quit...
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Affirmations in Recovery
Is your inner voice a snooty critic or an enthusiastic cheerleader? For many, many people, the answer to that question is likely to be “snooty critic.” You might count yourself among them. Maybe your inner voice is constantly criticizing you or reminding you of mistakes and regrets. That situation is extremely common, but it isn’t...
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First Holiday Season in Recovery? Give Yourself the Gift of Reduced Stress
The holiday season can be a source of great joy and inspiration. We have even suggested that the late-year holidays can serve as a roadmap to getting sober. But the holidays can also be a time of significant stress—and that can be a problem if you are newly in recovery from a substance use disorder....
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Puzzle of Sobriety, staying sober, You Can Solve the Puzzle of Sobriety & Staying Sober
Do you enjoy puzzles? Maybe you love piecing together a jigsaw puzzle. Perhaps you enjoy Wordle or Sudoku or Spelling Bee. Maybe you like a good logic puzzle with multiple factors to untangle as you work toward the correct solution. All of those puzzles—and many more—can be frustrating, but in the end the satisfaction of...
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Sober Path is Available Via Neuroplasticity
When you head off to work each day—whether you drive, walk, bike, take public transportation, or just head down the hall to the home office—odds are pretty good that you take the same route each day.  You might have tried a few different routes when you first got the job, and from time to time...
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