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Bel Aire Recovery Center blog articles on the topic of addiction recovery for individuals in recovery from drugs and/or alcohol. Here you will find information and resources on the subject.

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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What if You and Your Partner Aren’t on the Same Sobriety Page?, Sobriety, Sobriety Partner
Two Great Things That Might Not Go Great Together You have reclaimed your sobriety. You are in love. Taken one at a time, each of those things is simply wonderful. Taken together, however, those two things can be in conflict—especially if your partner does not want to give up drugs or alcohol. Whether your partner...
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Three Hobby Suggestions to Support Recovery
For many of us, it seems like our time is a scarce resource—and a resource that is mostly used for other people. We give 40 hours (probably more) each week to our boss. We give hours to our families or partners in the form of household chores or running kids from here to there or...
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recovery to-do list, Three Recovery Tips: Make a Budget, Tidy a Mess, Start a Journal
When you are in recovery from a substance use disorder, you might feel as though there is a long list of things you should do. The first, most important thing on that list is, of course, don’t drink or use drugs.  But there are plenty of other things on the recovery to-do list: Go to...
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Improvisation, Image by Robin Higgins from Pixabay
When you think about people who improvise, jazz musicians might come to mind. Improvisation is a central part of a lot of jazz music as performers create solos right in the moment. You might hear the same musician play a section in the same tune many, many times and never hear exactly the same solo....
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What Can Our Favorite Disney Films Tell Us About Recovery?, Disney, Disney movies and substance use disorders,
We’re guessing you don’t generally think of Disney movies and substance use disorders together. After all, Disney has been bringing joy to families for decades, and substance use disorders have not brought joy to anyone at all. Ever. But various characters in a whole bunch of Disney classics say some mighty inspiring things—things that apply...
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Eight-Minute Phone Call, Phone Call and Depression, Eight-Minute Phone Call and Depression
Shocking Suggestion: To Support Sobriety, Try Using Your Phone as a…Phone If you are of a certain age, you no doubt remember having a landline phone. You would not have called it a “landline phone,” of course. You would have just called it a phone. Depending on the length of the cord, your phone limited...
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Imagine you are putting in some extra hours at the office. You think everyone else has gone home, so you decide to indulge a little. Instead of listening to your favorite music through your earphones, you decide to see what kind of sound you can coax out of your computer speakers. You find your new...
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Recovery Opinions
Are you a fan of The Voice? The singing competition has a unique gimmick. The four celebrity musicians who serve as coaches for teams of aspiring vocalists pick their artists based solely on the sound of each singer’s voice. The coaches start with their chairs turned away from the stage, but when they hear something...
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