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Why Sober Living is Important After Detox?

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Why Sober Living is Important After Detox? Recovering from substance abuse requires effort for the rest of your life. Although detox and a simple rehab program may get you sober, you need a lot of work and assistance for this to become long-term. Going back home after therapy threatens their capacity to stay sober for numerous people. If your life…

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Abusive Relationship Cycle

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A Cycle of Abusive Relationships    I haven’t called the person I last dated, and I just found out she is pregnant. I was abandoned as a newborn. As far as I know, my mother had a problem with alcohol and drug abuse, was very young, and could not care for me.  Ever since I was a child, I have…

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What the 12 Steps Don’t Teach You

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What the 12 Steps of AA Don’t Teach You   The Twelve-Steps Program has been helping millions to recover from alcohol and other drug abuse. In no way would I even dare to attack or undermine how effective and helpful this system is for whoever is in need of recovering from addiction. I want to point out some ideas that…

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Why Does Alcohol Make You Fat?

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Why Does Alcohol Make You Fat? We are accustomed to finding nutrition labels on everything we buy to eat and drink. Have you ever given any thought to how alcohol influences your body weight? Well, it does, and I’ll tell you about it here. It is not just about the glycemic index in alcoholic beverages. It has to do with…

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Fear of Change: Moving to a New Country

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Fear of Change and Leaving Your Comfort Zone to Move to a New Country   I was born in the US and grew up in Mexico City, where I lived until thirty-three. I had given thought to the possibility of living in another country; however, I discarded this and was “certain” that I would stay in Mexico for the rest…

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How to Choose the Best Gym

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How to Choose the Best Gym At La Jolla Recovery, we have seen how aside from our programs, living a healthy life by exercising is essential and backed by research. However, is it indispensable for you to join a gym? Before you go shopping, ask yourself this question, this would be the suggestion of a personal trainer. A gym membership…

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Why do People Drink too Much During the Super Bowl?

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Why do People Drink too Much During the Super Bowl?   So, it’s the super bowl again, and I couldn’t care less. I have never paid attention to sports on television, and I believe I’ve only been to a couple of soccer matches in stadiums. I never felt the rush of cheering for a team. I have gone to someone’s…

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How To Deal with The Manipulation of An Addict

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How To Deal with The Manipulation of An Addict When you care about someone who has an addiction, you may find some of their conduct illogical, unsettling and we know this very well here at La Jolla Recovery. Two ordinary threads you can identify in almost all addictions (alcohol, eating, sex, or drugs) are lies and manipulation from the addict….

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Why Do I Get High Before Meeting My Family In the Holidays?

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Why Do I Get High Before Meeting My Family In the Holidays? I feel it’s natural to feel nervous on certain occasions, I mean like going on a date or other circumstances make me feel butterflies in my stomach. Still, there are certain moments when I feel apprehensive and self-conscious even shame, and I start imagining what others are thinking…

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How a Simple Life is Better

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How a Simple Life is Better   Our world today is a world of consumerism, the message we are constantly hearing is one of “always needing more but never having enough.” Advertisements bombard us making us think and feel that we need to shop more, become more self-indulgent and, to even eat more. For me, this was a very normal…

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