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In: July 2015

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How To Overcome Feeling Lonely in Recovery

Addiction is often the result of feeling lonely or depressed. Turning to drugs or alcohol is a tactic for many individuals to escape that isolating emotional pain. But when the self-medication turns into a substance abuse problem, the addict suddenly finds him or herself lonelier than ever. This is why finding a supportive community is such a vital part of the recovery process.

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5 ways to seek growth in life after addiction recovery

Life in recovery is an ongoing process and leaving your old lifestyle behind can be exceedingly difficult. Even though you have successfully made it through rehabilitation, this is just one of the first steps in the recovery process. We have covered some methods of moving forward and amending relationships after addiction—but what’s next?