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Fair Oaks Recovery Center blog articles on the topic of addiction recovery for individuals in recovery from drugs and/or alcohol. Here you will find information and resources on the subject.

Meditation Styles to Support Your Recovery, meditation in addiction recovery
23
Feb

Meditation Styles to Support Your Recovery

The medical community embraces meditation as a viable method to provide stress relief, improve mindfulness, boost energy, and promote better emotional, mental, and physical health. But which meditation styles best support your recovery? Whatever method resonates with you. Fortunately, meditation is easy, and there are many options to try until you find the right fit.Meditation:...
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6 Signs That It’s Time to Return to Rehab,
16
Feb

6 Signs That It’s Time to Return to Rehab

Maintaining good health requires dedicated focus. For example, a person with a chronic illness such as diabetes is going to eat a whole-food diet, incorporate regular daily movement into their routine, use different ways to manage stress more effectively, and maybe even take medication if advised by their physician. If you have alcohol use disorder...
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Goals in Recovery provide a reason to get out of your comfort zone, take action, and work towards something meaningful.
24
Jan

Setting Intentional Goals for Recovery

So January 1st has come and gone and, with it, any resolutions jotted down in all the excitement of a new year. A sad but true fact is approximately 80 percent of us abandon New Year’s promises. Does that mean goals are pointless? Not all all—but you may have to enhance your ability to set...
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5 Myths About Being Sober
11
Jan

5 Myths About Being Sober

It’s not uncommon for people to avoid getting addiction treatment because they believe many of the myths about being sober, such as not being able to have fun anymore or that using other substances won’t cause a problem. Remember: your health is valuable, and knowing the truth should be the guiding factor in choosing sobriety....
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Using Positive Affirmations to Boost Your Recovery
05
Jan

Using Positive Affirmations to Boost Your Recovery

In recent years, there’s been a strong movement among addiction scientists and advocates to change the language of addiction. The goal? Speak more supportively about addiction and less judgmentally, because words matter to our well-being. This is also the philosophy behind using positive affirmations to boost your recovery. While it’s easy to initially think these...
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Peer support groups ,
07
Dec

Making the Most of the 12 Steps

Most addiction rehabilitation facilities incorporate some type of 12-Step program in their treatment approach, and Fair Oaks Recovery Center is no exception. Whether you choose Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or another mutual aid support group that uses 12-Step tenets, it’s totally within your control to make the most of the philosophies to reinforce...
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Why Positive Language Matters,
06
Oct

Do You Call Yourself an Addict? Here’s Why Language Matters

While positive affirmations stuck on the bathroom mirror might not motivate everyone, research indicates the language we use to describe ourselves really does have power. For example, do you call yourself an addict or an alcoholic? Advocates of evidence-based treatment suggest that to maintain a healthy long-lasting recovery, using these outdated monikers might not be...
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15
Sep

How National Recovery Month Bonds Communities

Dedicating yourself to the challenging inner work of sobriety doesn’t have to be a solitary effort. Being united in sobriety and finding the right support are core tenets of National Recovery Month, a public awareness initiative to highlight opportunities for recovery and celebrate individuals and professionals who can help. What Does National Recovery Month Do?In 1989,...
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August
02
Aug

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Finding Balance in Recovery
13
Jul

Finding Balance in Life: The Six Dimensions

Social media is riddled with numerous hashtags such as #allaboutbalance and #balancedlife. What do those statements really mean, and why does it matter to you? Primarily, you’ll enjoy better whole-person health—emotionally, mentally, physically, and even spiritually—if you’re able to settle comfortably between the extremes in life. But what does it take to find balance in...
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