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Dry January is Here! What Does It Mean for You?

If you decide to give Dry January a chance, here are few things to consider. Take a look at how your social life, personal life and work life changes. You might want to make some adjustments even after you return to drinking. 2016 is officially here, and we are almost two weeks into our New Year’s resolutions. For many, this means participating in a recent trend called Dry January. Of course people pledging to give up alcohol in the New Year is nothing new (ExecuCare Founder Mike Sanders made this decision in January 2005 and has enjoyed a successful recovery since!). But Dry January only focuses on giving up alcohol for one month, so what does this mean for you or your clients?

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‘Tis the Season to Keep Your Recovery Strong

Navigating the Holiday Season in Substance Abuse Recovery

Celebrate all of the good work you have done this year in your substance abuse recovery. Plan ahead to help you navigate the holiday season and keep your recovery on track. Here are some great tips:For most people, the holidays can be a time of emotional highs and lows. Happiness and joy may abound, but so might loneliness, anxiety, and what’s known as the holiday blues. The latter can be a serious trigger for those in substance abuse recovery. What’s important is to be prepared. Planning ahead of time can help you navigate the holiday season and keep your recovery on track.

The memory is a powerful force, and the holidays can have some of the strongest associations of both good and bad times in the past. This is why the holiday blues can appear during such an otherwise festive time. When developing your holiday plan to keep your recovery strong, it should include the following: Read more

Gratitude in Addiction Recovery

Well into fall and nearing the holiday season, is a good time to think about what it means to cultivate gratitude in addiction recovery. Practicing gratitude can be a powerful force in our daily life. It’s more than just saying thank you to someone, it’s a commitment to let go of hostile and bitter thoughts about people or events in your life, and to invite appreciation into your heart and mind for all of the things you do have in your life. What does it mean to cultivate gratitude in addiction recovery? Practicing gratitude can be a powerful force in our daily life. It’s more than just saying thank you to someone,

Gratitude in addiction recovery is about finding the important things in your life to be thankful for. And it can help you to release negative thoughts or emotions that may be holding you back in your recovery. Gratitude invokes positive thinking, which can improve your physical and mental well-being. It also gives you more energy and the type of outlook necessary to do things that will make your life better. People who cultivate gratitude in their life tend to experience more joy than others. Read more

Women’s Health: Breast Cancer and Drinking

Every October, we like to write a post about the relationship between breast cancer and drinking. As many of us know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and women’s health is on the forefront of our minds. But for many women, breast cancer isn’t just on their minds in October. And we’re here to remind you that every month is a good time to think about the negative consequences that alcohol can have on the overall health of a woman.With breast cancer and drinking, research is consistently showing that all alcoholic beverages (beer, liquor, and even wine) increase a woman’s risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer.

With breast cancer and drinking, research is consistently showing that all alcoholic beverages (beer, liquor, and even wine) increase a woman’s risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. This is because alcohol can increase the levels of estrogen and other hormones associated with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol might also increase risk because it damages DNA in cells which can contribute to the development of cancer.  Read more

September is National Recovery Month: Let’s Talk About Stress

National Recovery Month is a time to celebrate those who have embarked on their journey into sobriety. It is also a time to reflect on what makes a recovery strong. There are many things you can do on a daily basis to help keep your recovery strong, whether you’ve been in recovery for weeks or years. One of the most important things that we like to emphasize during National Recovery Month is stress management. Stress can be a quick saboteur to recovery, regardless of how long you’ve been in recovery or how confident you might be.

One of the most important things that we like to emphasize during National Recovery Month is stress management. Stress can be a quick saboteur to recovery, regardless of how long you’ve been in recovery or how confident you might be. It’s always a good idea to take this time to check in with your self and see how you are managing. And remember, stress isn’t always about major life events, it can also be daily hassles that add up over time!

If you notice this National Recovery Month that your stress levels are inching their way up there, here are some ways to help you manage it: Read more

Want More Summer Sober Fun in Atlanta this August?

Your sober fun in Atlanta isn’t over yet!

We really stress at ExecuCare that the an important element to a healthy and sustainable recovery is to find new ways to be active and engage in a social life that doesn’t revolve around drugs or alcohol. Find sober fun in Atlanta because an important element to a healthy and sustainable recovery is to find new ways to be active and engage in a social life.

It might seem like a challenge in early recovery. It’s usually because your social life, in fact most aspects of your life, have revolved around your drug or alcohol use. You may have forgotten or haven’t learned yet all of the things you really enjoy doing. Once you start to realize how great you feel after detoxing with NTR and entering a comprehensive treatment plan, you will start to find activities that genuinely make you happy and offer you an opportunity to meet like-minded people.

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