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August 29, 2017


I recently turned five years sober and feel like I have hit a wall in my recovery – or perhaps a newfound freedom. While, the 12 Steps formed the basis of my initial recovery, I have always had reservations about the language used in AA’s literature...

August 29, 2017

In modern society, addiction has become a very common affliction, affecting all social and age groups. Addiction and ways of dealing with it are widely discussed in mass media, social networks and various meet-ups. Rehabilitation centers and recovery programs are frequ...

August 22, 2017


At two years sober, I decided to get help with my physical recovery – something, I feel, is often neglected in traditional recovery programs. While I had dealt with my alcoholism, I had transferred addictive behaviors toward food. I felt horrendous....

August 21, 2017

For the general populace, it is difficult to understand why people become drug addicts. Many assume that most drug addicts lack moral principles, mental strength or willpower. Some also believe that just the choice to stop using drugs itself can let the addict easily g...

August 15, 2017


Over the past five years, it has become apparent that what we eat directly affects brain function and how we feel. You don’t have to look far to see that any mental health strategies include eating well. It is particularly pertinent in a world where...

August 14, 2017

For a patient recovering from addiction, getting a good night's sleep can be a very difficult ordeal. The body suffers from the withdrawal, as well as many other changes that make falling sleep difficult. For many ex-addicts, the difficulty of getting a proper sleep is...

August 7, 2017


As a new voice to Pro Corner, it seems only fitting to tell my story of transformation. Five years ago, my reality was a life rife with addiction, a life-long eating disorder, and cripplingly low self-esteem.

Today, my life is the polar opposite. I h...

August 7, 2017

Any type of addiction is hard on the body of the addict. Be it alcohol, drugs cigarettes, or prescription medications, it causes a lot of harm to the body. Not only the addicts don't eat properly, but also addictive substances wreck the body in such a way that it canno...

August 2, 2017

Source: Trevor McDonald

The recovery process doesn’t end after rehab. Sobriety is a life-long journey instead of a destination, but that should never discourage you from trying to live a happy and clean life. Addiction is an extremely complicated disease, and to begin l...

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