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The Role of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery: 5 Mindset Shifts for Better Eating Habits in Sobriety

It’s all intertwined: mental health, diet, and exercise.  You either have none, one (in your transformation phase, you’ll realize you need the other two just as much), or all three. That’s how much they affect each other. Maybe it’s become tiresome to hear things like, “Try going to the gym, “ “Why don’t you start running again?” or “Here! Have some real food.” If you haven’t reached a place for all three to be in harmony, that kind of encouragement can get annoying. But do you just want “sobriety,” or do you want to recover in every area of your life? When life is way less than ideal, there are lots of different opinions on where you should start.  For anyone with a substance use disorder (SUD) your first goal is sobriety. By any means necessary,...

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Genes and Addiction: How to Use the Link Between Them to Your Advantage

If you’re worried whether or not you have genes linked to addiction, it’s not the end of the world if you do. You are most definitely not doomed. Did you ever have a friend tell you about a rough day they had? “… I went home, and the first thing I did was pour myself a drink,” is how they start wrapping up the conversation. Then they top it off with one of the most unrelatable and weirdest sentences you’ve ever heard: “I didn’t even finish it,” they sigh,  “Just enough to take the edge off, and then I went to bed early.” … You nod and chuckle like you know exactly what they mean, but you’re babbling in your head: “Didn’t eve—… What? Just left it there? Yeah, I can’t relate to that at all.” It’s not fair! You’ve been hooked, pretty...

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