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Our Recovery Playlist 

Gateway Foundation

No matter what stage you find yourself at in your recovery, music can be a great way to take your mind off things or inspire you. Listen to our recovery playlist as-is, or choose some of your favorites and make a playlist of your own! Get Help With Recovery Today. Recovery

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10 Things Everyone in Recovery Has to Remember

Gateway Foundation

Recovery is a lifelong process that offers hope for people overcoming substance use disorder. Individuals can overcome challenges in recovery when they remember important things, like their progress, goals, and healthy habits. Your Recovery and Life Goals. Recovery

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Getting Through Recovery with Four Tips

Gary Direnfeld

It was the recovery that would pose a challenge. With regard to my recovery as is often the case, it wasn’t linear. I truly developed and considered my recovery plan. The more support, the easier the recovery. Perhaps the most difficult point of my recovery plan, this one helped me on a very personal level remain calm to go through the toughest moments. No, recovery wasn’t linear. My hope is that others consider the points to my recovery.

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My ugly recovery…

Living Sober

Sometimes my recovery is extremely ugly. Sometimes my recovery involves tears, yelling, feeling low or inadequate, self-destructive thoughts, grumpiness, a sense of despair, and hopelessness. Sometimes my recovery involves gobbling on chocolate, ruminating for hours, hating on myself, and feeling hard done by. Sometimes my recovery involves hibernating, retreating, isolating, and becoming very insular. Sometimes my recovery is ugly.

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Recovery Capital: Factors that Support Substance Use Recovery

University of Connecticut

Those suffering from substance use disorders can face many obstacles in achieving and maintaining recovery. As advocates for those in recovery, we know that such obstacles can delay or prevent a person from meeting their recovery goals. In response to this problem, recent research has explored those factors that support recovery. Upon completion of this course participants will be able to: define the concept of “Recovery Capital”. William C.

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Debunking Myths About Addiction Recovery

Gateway Foundation

Deciding to enter an addiction recovery program is courageous because it’s about more than just sharing your feelings or finding the willpower to quit using. Addiction recovery addresses your physical, mental and emotional needs, and that requires effort.

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Social work and recovery

Martin Webber

Social workers support the recovery of people with mental health problems. Recovery is a process whereby individuals or families restore rights, roles, and responsibilities lost through illness, disability, or other social problems. It requires hope and. International Centre for Mental Health Social Research Social work practice Social work research

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Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation for Recovery

Pure Recovery California

Improvements related to various forms of recovery. Mindfulness and Meditation for Recovery. Regular and extended mediation and mindfulness practice can help the brain return to normal functioning for those in many types of recovery.

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Staff crisis hampering children’s pandemic recovery, says Ofsted

The Guardian

Publishing her annual report on Tuesday, Ofsted’s chief inspector, Amanda Spielman, said the Covid pandemic continued to “cast a long shadow” over children’s education and social care, and despite teachers’ best efforts, recovery was “far from complete”.

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Gateway Foundation Receives $1.33M to Further Addiction Recovery Access

Gateway Foundation

RESIDENTS GATEWAY FOUNDATION RECEIVES $1.33M TO FURTHER ADDICTION RECOVERY ACCESS March 17, 2022 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [CHICAGO, ILL.] Gateway Foundation has been… The post Gateway Foundation Receives $1.33M to Further Addiction Recovery Access appeared first on Gateway.

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15 Hobbies You Can Take Up in Chicago During Recovery

Gateway Foundation

When you begin recovery, it can seem like you have nothing to do with your time. You can have fun and enjoy a variety… The post 15 Hobbies You Can Take Up in Chicago During Recovery appeared first on Gateway.

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Service recovery vs. obfuscation in hospice

Hospice Social Work

Responding to complaints with honesty, humility, a commitment to improve and follow through makes service recovery possible in many cases and even easy in some. Let’s talk about patient/family complaints.

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10 Benefits of Yoga for Improving Health and Recovery

Pure Recovery California

Yoga as a practice is hugely beneficial for a person’s health and recovery. Utilizing yoga as a wellness tool and a way to stay healthy allows people, especially those in recovery for addiction and mental health issues, to focus on what the body can do on its own.

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The Benefits of Exercise and Endorphins for Recovery

Pure Recovery California

They also serve as an excellent recovery chemical for a person’s muscles and joints. The Importance of Endorphins for People in Recovery. This is why so many people in recovery become passionate about finding an exercise routine that they look forward to doing on a daily basis.

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The 12 Step Debate Treatment vs. Recovery

Famcare

12 Step peer support programs are based on the idea, originally formed by the AA movement in the late 1930s, that addiction is a progressive, incurable disease lessened only by undergoing spiritual transformation and abstaining from alcohol or any addictive substance or behavior (e.g.,

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Myths vs. Facts of Recovery From Nicotine Addiction

Gateway Foundation

Once you have a better grasp of smoking myths and facts, you can productively approach your nicotine use and start your… The post Myths vs. Facts of Recovery From Nicotine Addiction appeared first on Gateway. Nicotine is an addictive substance that adversely impacts your overall health.

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Connectedness as a component of recovery

Martin Webber

Social connections are important to most of us. We need people around us to share our lives with – the blossoming of online social network sites in the last decade is visible evidence of this. Connecting People Social work research

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Quarantined With Someone in Recovery? Here’s How You Can Help Them

Gateway Foundation

Have you witnessed a friend who was at risk for alcohol addiction lose their job because of the pandemic, or perhaps watched a family member living a life of sobriety suddenly have… The post Quarantined With Someone in Recovery?

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Relapse Stages, Triggers and Coping Skills

Sober Courage

Relapses are most common in the first 90 days of sobriety and according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), relapse rates while in recovery are 40 to 60%. Relapse & Recovery coping skills recovery relapse sobriety triggers

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You Are a Relapse Survivor

Sober Courage

Relapse is a big part of my recovery journey that has filled me with feelings of guilt and shame, two very powerful negative emotions. Personal Story Relapse & Recovery Alcohol Addiction recovery relapse relapse survivor sobriety

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Sobriety Chat: Simon

Living Sober

He talks about his powerful turning point with booze, how recovery is a selfish act (and that's OK!), Recovery VideosSimon Kozak is a husband, father, grandfather, friend, athlete, former advertising guru, award winning marketer. and he is sober.

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Dangers of At-Home Drug or Alcohol Detox

Gateway Foundation

Detox is the first step in the recovery process from substance use disorder. Completing the detox process and achieving a successful recovery is possible, and it’s important to undergo detox… The post Dangers of At-Home Drug or Alcohol Detox appeared first on Gateway.

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50 Things To Do Sober

Sober Courage

People who are early in recovery find themselves with more time on their hands, time that used to be spent acquiring, using, or recovering from alcohol. Recovery ToolsBoredom is sometimes a part of life, but it can be dangerous for someone newly sober.

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Sobriety Chat: Veronica

Living Sober

Veronica Valli is an author, podcaster, recovery advocate and coach, clinical psychotherapist, wife, mother. Recovery Videosand she is sober. Click on the Video or Audio below to hear my Sobriety Chat with Veronica.

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Opioid Addiction Is Here to Stay

Famcare

mental health addiction recovery social issues“Opioid addiction is here to stay,” said a social work professor we recently interviewed. “

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Sobriety Chat: Sue

Living Sober

Recovery VideosSue Kerr is a writer, artist, gardener, seamstress, and budding astrologer. She's a wife, friend, and big sister.and she is sober.

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Sobriety Chat: Mandy

Living Sober

Mandy Manners is an author, recovery coach, podcaster, partner, friend, mother, and. Recovery Videossober! Click on the video or audio below to hear my Sobriety Chat with Mandy.

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The Year I Spent In Rehab

Sober Courage

Getting Sober Personal Story Alcohol Use Disorder recovery rehab relapse sobrietyA year sounds like a very long time to be in rehab, but that’s exactly what I did last year. My battle with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) had reached its peak and the fight became a full blown war.

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Sobriety Chat: Edith

Living Sober

Recovery VideosEdith Moore is of Cook Island M?ori ori descent. She has a Masters Degree in health psychology, is a mother of two, a grandmother of three, and she is sober. Click on the video or audio below to hear my Sobriety Chat with Edith.

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Sobriety Chat: Dai

Living Sober

Recovery VideosDai Henwood is an award winning comedian, actor, TV host, husband, father, and he is sober. Click below to watch or listen to my Sobriety Chat with Dai.

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Sobriety Chat: Kath

Living Sober

Recovery VideosKath Elliot is a wife, mother, sister, alcohol coach, entrepreneur, cancer thriver. and she is sober. Click on the links below to watch or listen to Kath's Sobriety Chat.

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The Perspectives Approach to Treating Mental Illness

inSocialWork

A holistic, whole-person life story emerges as clients construct recovery with their voice in the center of the narrative. Mental Health DSM Mental Illness Perspectives Approach RecoveryMargaret Chisolm.

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Sobriety Chat: Greer

Living Sober

Recovery VideosGreer Berry is a writer, award-winning journalist, PR advisor, wedding celebrant, wife, mother, and she is sober. Click below to watch or listen to my Sobriety Chat with Greer.

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Sobriety Chat: Kate S

Living Sober

Recovery VideosKate Smith is an ex 'Mad Woman' (aka high-powered advertising guru), mountaineer, wife, pet-owner, and sober. Click below to watch or listen to my Sobriety Chat with Kate. Apologies for the glitches at the top of the video and also for my muffled audio.

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The Social Worker as Peer Specialist

Famcare

mental health what social workers do addiction recoveryAddiction is a disease, not a crime.

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Sobriety Chat: Claire

Living Sober

Mrs D's Blog Recovery VideosClaire Robbie is a meditation teacher, sobriety advocate, partner, mother, and she is sober. Click below to watch the video or listen to the audio of our Sobriety Chat.

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Sobriety Chat: Maria

Living Sober

Recovery VideosMaria Foy is a wife, mother, sister, daughter, social media professional, content creator. and she is sober. Click on the links below to watch or listen to Maria's Sobriety Chat.

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There’s Always Something

Untipsy Teacher

Uncategorized beauty of nature fall gratitude poems recovery blogDear Readers, I love Fall in Minnesota. The cooler weather makes it easier to hike, fall colors are beautiful, and the produce and fall flowers add extra spice. (No, No, I do not get pumpkin spice coffee!

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Finally-Some Common Sense

Famcare

mental health what social workers do addiction recovery social issuesWe recently interviewed a retired social worker who spent her entire 30-year career working with addicts and alcoholics in residential treatment centers.

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Yes, I Could Drink

Untipsy Teacher

Uncategorized anxiety happy being sober recovery sober blogsDear Readers, Yes, I could drink because of the invasion of Ukraine. But I won’t. Would drinking help the people? The Ukrainian army?