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Life is much more than just the absence of alcohol or drugs. Boost yourself with these tips that promote physical, emotional and mental health.

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Regular Health Service Visits May Reduce Suicide Risk Among Youth

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

The more we learn the warning signs—and the more willing we are to step in and help—the more we can do to fight youth suicide. Continue Reading

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6 Simple Ways to Stay Hydrated This Summer

By Monica Romano

With summer in full swing and temperatures soaring, we are reminded again of the importance of staying hydrated and healthy. Continue Reading

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Celery Juice: The Latest Trend in Addiction Recovery

By Monica Romano

Drinking celery juice is especially beneficial for people in recovery from substance abuse. Continue Reading

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Quitting Cigarettes During Early Recovery

By Monica Romano

Is smoking used as a crutch to help ward off intense cravings that may increase the possibility of relapse? Or, is it simply sw... Continue Reading

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Detox Side Effects and How to Alleviate Them

By Dawn Hurley

These are only a few of the symptoms of drug and alcohol detox, however, overcoming them will mean a healthier you when it's al... Continue Reading


5 Practices to Combat Sugar Cravings During Recovery

By Dawn Hurley

Alcoholics often experience intense sugar cravings after overcoming addiction. Continue Reading

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Is Coffee Bad for You During Recovery?

By Cynthia Adeniyi Cyndy Adeniyi is a psychotherapist in private practice at Out of the Woods Counseling.

Concerns about coffee and recovery fall in one of two categories: the impact of caffeine and the use of coffee to change one's ... Continue Reading

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Finding a Good Night’s Sleep in Recovery

By Audrey Beim

Research has shown that recovering alcoholics with sleep disorders were twice as likely to relapse as those who get a good nigh... Continue Reading

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How Hormonal Imbalances May Affect Recovery

By Dr. Mark Calarco, DO, MBA Dr. Mark Calarco, DO, MBA is CEO and Medical Director of Addiction Labs, a premium toxicology lab specializing in substance use disorder and mental health treatment.

Responsible eating and regular exercise can replace many of the bad habits that contribute to relapse, but you should also keep... Continue Reading

3 Ways You Can Meditate at Work

By Audrey Beim

It's not hard to squeeze in a meditation ritual at the workplace. These 3 tips can help you improve not only your health, but a... Continue Reading

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How Your Pillow Plays an Important Role in Recovery

By Benhilda Chanetsa

If you're experiencing restless nights, body pain and allergic reactions during recovery, your pillow may be the one to blame. Continue Reading


7 Ways to Keep Your Immune System Strong in Recovery

By Audrey Beim

Flu season is right around the corner and those who have abused drugs and alcohol should pay extra attention to their health. Continue Reading

5 Small Steps to Healthier Eating Habits to Aid Addiction Recovery

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Developing healthy eating habits takes time but once established, they help rebuild a body ravaged by addiction and manage cond... Continue Reading

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3 Herbal Teas for Staving Off Cravings

By Elizabeth Seward

If you’re seeking some sort of stimulation, don’t waste your efforts towards recovery by relapsing. These 3 herbal teas can hel... Continue Reading

3 Ways Our Bodies Can Give Us a Natural Buzz

By Elizabeth Seward

The body is chock-full of chemicals that make us happy. Find out what it can do for you. Continue Reading

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