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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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Completing addiction rehabilitation is an amazing feat, and with your new sobriety, life is full of possibilities. However, sometimes the “real world” can seem a bit daunting after having such dedicated, uninterrupted time to focus solely on your wellness. So we have some suggestions for how to ease into routines and be deliberate in crafting...
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One of life’s most simple yet powerful pleasures is a good belly laugh. You know the kind: it starts down deep and just makes your whole body shake, and maybe even prompts a few joyful tears! Laughter is a vital boost to our well-being, and there are many ways to get a few chuckles, giggles,...
man drinking sipping tea coffee relapse recovery
So, it happened. You’ve relapsed. Maybe because of extreme circumstances or because of a compulsive urge that took control. This doesn’t mean you’ve failed or that recovery isn’t worth trying again. Here’s how to regain your purpose of sobriety. Why People Relapse Though you’re far from being just another number, unfortunately, statistics show that relapse...
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Social media can be one way to maintain a connection with people who share your interests and circumstances. At Willingway, we’re happy to provide a presence on Facebook and Instagram to help foster a community among individuals celebrating sobriety and create a gateway to others seeking treatment they can trust. But when is social media...
illustration of open book with flowers and plants growing up out of the pages - inspirational books
In those moments when we feel like no one understands what we’ve been through, the power of story can reconnect us. It’s less reliance on the old adage “misery loves company” and more the importance of knowing we’re not alone in our recovery journey, and that everyone has the incredible fortitude to rise from suffering,...
pretty young woman sitting looking sad with her hand on her head - you can see she is thinking - grief
Few emotions are as complicated as grief, and each one of us deals with it differently. A greater challenge to recovering from grief is when people can’t seem to move through it and choose maladaptive behaviors such as using drugs or alcohol to cope. But there are better ways to heal. What Is Grief? According...
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Whether you’re answering the call of the lazy, hazy days of summer with a couple of weeks off or planning a winter weekend getaway, few things in life revive your soul like vacation. And just because you’re choosing to maintain recovery doesn’t detract from the possibilities one bit! Sobriety Isn’t Boring For people new to...
illustration of cartoon man with the top of his head exploding into a mushroom cloud - burnout
Everyone experiences burnout. Certain life circumstances—such as workplace pressure, caring for a busy family or an ailing senior parent, or consistent financial trouble—can wear you down. If it’s important to maintain sobertity in addition to everything else, it’s only natural to feel stretched thin. So how do you cope with burnout in recovery? Understanding the...
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In the U.S., fewer than 10 percent of the 30 million people with addiction seek treatment. Why this statistic rarely changes is complicated, but often hinges on the quality of treatment, the social misconceptions of addiction, and knowing what you or a loved one deserve for essential care. When searching for a rehab facility, here...
double exposure effect of woman suffering from guilt and shame and letting it go
Do you know that shame and guilt aren’t the same feelings? More importantly, shame can actually hamper your recovery process, while guilt can create a new path of healing, especially once you’re able to release it. How might this happen? Understanding the Differences Between Guilt & Shame In 2012, professor and researcher Brené Brown, now...
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