RECOVERY

Justin in Recovery
October 14, 2021

The Journey of Recovery

Recovery is a journey. Here I take a look at many of the different phases a person can experience while living a life free from drugs and alcohol, from where it all begins all the way to long-term recovery.

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Justin in Recovery
September 30, 2021

How We Justify a Relapse and How to Avoid It

The journey to stay sober over drugs and alcohol can have its challenges. We can sometimes fall victim to our own justifications of why it may be okay to go get high again or to maybe just have that “One Drink.”

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Justin in Recovery
September 9, 2021

Finding the Root Cause of the Addiction and Preventing Relapse

I examine the common saying in recovery, “whatever you do, don't pick up” and analyze why it runs so much deeper than simply telling someone not to drink or use.

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Justin in Recovery
July 15, 2021

Artistic Expression in Recovery

In recovery, the need for a healthy outlet is important. The pain and emotions that drugs and alcohol used to mask, represent a void that must be filled, creating a vicious cycle of using, feeling bad, and then using again to feel better. Learning how to replace that cycle with healthy habits is part of recovery, provides self-comfort, and can help contribute to long term sobriety.

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Justin in Recovery
January 26, 2021

Helpful Tips to Support Your Loved One After Leaving Treatment

Helpful Tips to Support Your Loved One After Leaving Treatment

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Justin in Recovery
January 25, 2021

Staying Committed and Making Sacrifices for Lasting Change

At Narconon Suncoast, our program is designed in a step by step approach to handle all aspects of a person’s addiction.

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Justin in Recovery
January 6, 2021

A New Year, a New Hope

The year 2020 is over, and 2021 is officially here.

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Justin in Recovery
January 5, 2021

Is the Twelve Step Model “One Size Fits All”?

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous remain to be some of the most popular groups in recovery. For as long as the 12-step model has been around, it would make a lot of sense that one and/or both of these groups are usually the first-choice method with someone who is struggling from substance abuse. However, a 12-step program might not always be the best thing for everyone.

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Justin in Recovery
December 23, 2020

Is Addiction Really a Disease?

Instead of viewing addiction as a disease from which one can never recover and that one is powerless over, the answer lies in returning the ability to chose back to the addict. By teaching them life skills and handling cravings, addicts can regain their ability to choose and exercise power over addiction.

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Justin in Recovery
November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving in 2020 and Finding Reasons to Be Thankful

Thanksgiving 2020 may seem like a trivial holiday given all that is going on in the world, but I hope it instead gains value in remembering that for us to recover as a society, we must find the good in all the muck and use it to build a better future.

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