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Recovery

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

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As more states legalize marijuana, especially for medical use, it’s easy to be confused about whether this drug is safe or has risks like many other substances. Here’s the bottom line: just like tobacco or alcohol, marijuana might be legal in some places, but there’s a lot to learn about its impact, especially for people...
sky blue chalk target drawn on blackboard with a lime green dart laying on it - goals
We’ll just say it out loud: when you first enter addiction recovery, it’s often overwhelming. Everything is new and different. There’s a rush of emotions. Dealing with everything requires a different set of skills. But after about a month or so, you start to gain important clarity. And that’s when you can set goals for...
sick young woman at home on telephone - hydrocodone
Hydrocodone is an opioid medication often prescribed to treat chronic pain. As an opiate, it’s also a popular street drug. Prolonged use, whether as directed by a health care provider or illicitly, can be habit forming and requires professional treatment to reduce the effects of hydrocodone withdrawal. Understanding Hydrocodone Pronounced “high-droe-KOE-dohn,” this drug is a...
digital illustration - silhouettes of man and woman in capes against sunrise background - cartoon style - personal heroes
The people we surround ourselves with—our circle of influence, if you will—really matter for our continued well-being. But what about individuals who help us aspire to improve and grow? Where does that influence come from, and why? Let’s explore why personal heroes are important for your recovery. What a Hero Is—and Isn’t. When we were...
woman looking at a tablet computer with young relatives in front of Christmas tree and fireplace - peace
The time between October and January is filled with dozens of holiday and cultural celebrations all around the world. One common component between them all is family. While many people can’t wait to be together, others might have some challenges. How can you have a balance of peace and community? Thoughts from the Experts on...
cropped shot of a person's shoed feet toed up to a red line on the concrete - boundaries
Even in the most stable families, tensions can run high during the holidays. This time of year is often stressful enough with busy schedules, but old hurts or miscommunication might complicate things even more. So what do you do when a loved one’s addiction problem has caused drama in the past? Keep Boundaries Intact No...
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Few people understand what it means to be in recovery like those who travel the same path. Like any shared experience, choosing health over destructive behaviors creates a bond that enriches life experiences and presents new opportunities. “I Got You” In a 2021 article for Forbes, sociologist Tracy Bower explored why sharing hard times helps...
attractive young couple cooking together in their kitchen - man is chopping vegetables - self-care
When’s the last time you did something that brought you joy? Or felt so relaxed that you really believed you deserved it? The scope of self-care is broad and inviting, and is especially vital to recovery health. How Would You Define Self-Care? The simple act of making a diverse salad for dinner instead of a...
sad man in a hoodie cutting lines of cocaine on a table at home - cocaine addiction
With all the focus on opioid addiction in the past decade, it might appear that other drugs no longer pose a threat. Unfortunately, that’s not true. Not just a notorious 80s drug, cocaine is still a grave problem in the U.S. What Is Cocaine? The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the U.S. Department of Justice...
group of diverse friends having coffee at outdoor cafe together - sober living
Once you’ve made the decision to be sober and free from chemical dependency, it’s almost as though you’re a unicorn wandering among a herd of regular horses. You’re similar, but also different. And sometimes people might not treat you the same if they don’t understand your journey. This doesn’t mean you can’t have satisfying life...
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