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What is the Recovery Lifestyle?

Many people wonder “what is the recovery lifestyle?” when they initially hear about sobriety and what that might look like for those actively practicing it. Before you ask yourself what the recovery lifestyle is, you must first really understand what recovery is. What is Recovery ? If you ask ten different people what recovery is,...
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Alcohol-Related Deaths for Women Are Rising

One reason why women are so susceptible to chronic illness and death due to alcohol abuse is due to how their bodies metabolize it. Research provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) suggests it’s because women have less water in their bodies compared to men of similar weight, so alcohol concentrates...
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What Is Binge Drinking?

It’s easy to think we’ll simply bounce back after a lot of water and a good night’s sleep. But what’s the dividing line between having a little too much alcohol and actually binge drinking? The definition of binge drinking is consuming excessive quantities of alcohol in a short period of time—roughly two hours—at least one...
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Children Of Alcoholics Week 2014 ~ Across Generations

A week for awareness… This week, February 9-15, 2014, is Children of Alcoholics Week ~ A Celebration of Hope and Healing. Depending on your own life story you may or may not know any children of alcoholics; however, statistics provided by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) indicate that “one in five...
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Two Thumbs Up For Roger Ebert ~ A Remarkable Journey

“At The Movies…” Over the past year we have written a number of posts about movies. This Thursday, April 4, 2013, Pulitzer Prize winning film critic and author, Roger Ebert passed away. Many of us have grown up and grown old with Roger Ebert; he became our “go to” film critic. You may remember a...
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ATTENTION: The CDC Reports Numbing Statistics About Women and Girls Binge Drinking

Female friendly alcohol marketing Do you have 31 seconds to watch a television ad featuring “cake and caramels”? Who doesn’t like cake or caramels? If you are having trouble viewing the video, see it here. Obviously this ad is not about “cake and caramels”, but vodka! CDC Report: A Serious, Under-Recognized Problem Among Women and...
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Eating Healthy in Recovery – Healthy Cooking Can Be Fun!

2012 Art of Recovery Expo featured a Special Workshop The 7th Annual 2012 Art of Recovery Expo took place on September 22nd in Phoenix, AZ. The Expo is free to the public, offering education, resources and solutions for addictions and behavioral health. The emphasis is on adolescent, young adult and family recovery. Every year the...
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ADDICTED: Discovery Fit and Health’s TV Docu-Series

Photo of LG home television screen Have you seen Discovery Fit and Health‘s TV docu-series ADDICTED?   ADDICTED features interventionist Kristina Wandzilak working with individuals who are struggling with addiction; viewers are able to watch how the disease of addiction affects not only the addict but the family as well. Each episode is a journey…following...
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Gratitude for Gifts Received

What Are You Grateful For? As the New Year approaches I find myself thinking of how different my life is after 22 years of sobriety. Today I am grateful, not just for the countless gifts I have received but also for the life lessons that brought me to Alcoholics Anonymous. At one of the first...
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Recovery from Addiction Is a Process

I Learned How Easy It Can Be to Relapse A young lady was having a wonderful last day at Cottonwood Tucson’s Rocks & Ropes Program. She was attempting climbs rated with difficulty levels of 6.5 and 7. She had completed 5 climbs and was very sure of herself. She told me she wanted to try...
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