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How Exercise & Weight Training Reduce Cravings and Triggers!

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How Exercise & Weight Training Reduce Cravings and Triggers!

I don’t know about you, but drugs and alcohol were not my #1 problem. But, they were my #1 solution to everything. Good, bad, or indifferent, it was always a good time to get loaded. When that #1 solution was thankfully no longer an option, I was in desperate need of new solutions.That’s what recovery is to me; a new set of solutions to facing life on life’s terms that don’t involve sacrificing my dignity or selling my soul to get loaded. The problem is the act of using drugs makes profound changes in our brains which have been reinforced...

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Why I Always Felt Fat!

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Why I Always Felt Fat!

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve written on here, so let me re-introduce myself. My name is Marv, I just turned 31 years old, and my sobriety/clean date is June 22, 2013. I am also someone who battled major body dysmorphia issues over the years, which led me to have a very unhealthy and complicated relationship with exercise and food. Yes, you heard right. I'm a male who is extremely open about discussing the fact that I battled with body image issues, which led me to make some very destructive choices over the years; choices that I am...

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The Rewards of Working with People in Recovery!

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The Rewards of Working with People in Recovery!

Working with people 1-on-1 in the professional recovery field typically brings to mind a counselor, a nurse, or a doctor of some kind. Thank God for those individuals who work in those positions, I know they’ve saved my ass more than once, and quite frankly are a large reason why I’m even simply alive today. I strongly feel that those are not the only people doing work in the field of recovery on a 1-on-1 basis. I think that sometimes we limit those who qualify as working in the professional recovery field in our minds to those three career paths,...

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