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Recovery

On this page you will find a listing of all Willingway blog articles in the recovery category.

woman watching video on laptop - motivation
When we see other people accomplish great things, it’s inspiring. Motivation presents in many forms. It’s the reason why someone chooses to act in a particular way. Behavioral scientists believe there are two forms of motivation: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic motivation is an external factor or set of factors that contribute to an individual’s actions....
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Many people choose spirituality as a cornerstone to their recovery process. This enables them to rely on coping mechanisms such as gratitude, mindfulness, and positive thinking. Is spirituality the same as religion? If you want it to be, yes. Some people may feel more comfortable following the particular doctrine of an organized religion. They appreciate...
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couple with young child at therapy session
The impact of substance abuse disorder (SUD) on families is well-documented. For example, in 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the following statistics: From 2009–2014, 8.7 million children under age 17 lived with at least one parent with SUD—that’s one in eight children in the U.S. Approximately one in 10...
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Yes or No Prevalent theories regarding moderation and substance abuse are usually divided into two camps: yes, it’s possible, or no, it’s not. There are many mitigating factors. Each individual’s unique characteristics, environment, and genetic makeup contribute to the possibility of substance abuse and addiction. While the National Institutes of Health report that “genes and...
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pretty african american woman smiling
When we’re at our worst, it’s nearly impossible to believe we have something to be grateful for, but experts say that’s when the practice is most powerful. Gratitude is studied continuously by scientists and spiritualists alike to determine its impact. Each one of us has the capability to not only understand its power, but also...
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Trudge the Road of Happy Destiny
“Trudge the Road of Happy Destiny” is a phrase that holds a deep meaning for our alumni and friends in recovery, but has had a variety of interpretations over the years. After finding some inspiration from this year’s Homecoming theme, Taylor L., chose to use a stamp as our logo, symbolizing the idea of travel....
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woman with glasses laughing while watching tv
Have you ever heard of laughter therapy? Also called humor therapy, laughter meditation, or laughter yoga, laughter therapy is a way to relieve stress, boost your immune system, and change your perspective. And even though the mere mention of it sounds like the set-up of a joke, there continues to be valid research supporting the...
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man looking at papers
For some people, one barrier to an inpatient rehabilitation program for substance abuse is the thought of turning their lives upside down, including losing their jobs. It’s critical for both employers and employees to understand in what ways the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is available for individuals needing time off work for treatment....
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young woman looking worried
Okay—so you’ve suffered a lapse in your sobriety. Now you’re reading this article and wondering what to do next. Good. You’re already willing to return to your path of recovery. The first thing to do is objectively process your actions and determine if you experienced a slip or a full relapse. There are distinct differences:...
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business woman shaking hands with new employee
Once you complete an inpatient rehabilitation treatment program, you may feel a renewed sense of purpose. You may also have aspects of life that require more attention. Some people are able to return to jobs they had before rehab. Perhaps they met the guidelines of the Family and Medical Leave Act, and had assurance before...
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