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Meditation and Recovery: Does it Work?

Meditation and other alternative therapies have become a popular part of addiction recovery. We’ll look at its effectiveness during addiction treatment. You’ll learn about the benefits of meditating during treatment and beyond here at Midwest Recovery. What is Meditation? When you think of meditating, perhaps you think of someone sitting with their legs crossed and…

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Fixing The Stigmas Around Addiction

Various addictions are often accompanied by shame, guilt, and self-stigmatization. These feelings can be traced back to the public stigmatization, which perpetuates negative stereotypes regarding addiction. The majority of society thinks of addiction as a moral problem insinuating that individuals suffering from addiction choose to continue using drugs, unlike people with other chronic conditions who…

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How The Holidays Can Affect Addiction

The holidays come with travel plans, gift-giving, merry-making, and awkward family issues, which brings to the surface stressful topics such as money, family, religion, and general stress. For individuals struggling with addiction or recovering addicts, the holidays can be doubly difficult and triggering, which could easily lead to a relapse. Additionally, during a time of…

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5 Tips on Improving Your Environment for Recovery

Your immediate environment has a direct impact on you. So profound is the effect that it can shape a person’s personality. It, therefore, follows that a person who is in recovery should be mindful of their environment. Your recovery environment should complement the healing process. However, the external environment is complex. Many variables interact at…

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What Are the Different Types of Trauma?

The different types of traumatic events can be life-threatening, including any circumstance that comprises your safety and is overwhelming. Such events affect the victims psychologically and emotionally, causing several problems like anxiety and upsetting memories. Some individuals may struggle with feelings of disconnection, numbness, and difficulty trusting others. With help and support from the specialists…