Posts tagged recovery community
Stress Awareness Month - Practical Ways to De-Stress

We live in a world that is wired to worry. We’ve been programmed to worry about the food we eat, the clothes we wear, our jobs, relationships and on and on. All of this worrying puts our minds through mental gymnastics while exhausting our bodies. As we place additional emphasis on, and give concern to, these areas of our lives we create stress.

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The 4 Pillars of Recovery

Home. Health. Purpose. Community. Four simple words should be simple to achieve, right?! But if it were so simple we would all have it. These four words are a good barometer for your recovery. Almost every new recoveree I work with that is struggling in early recovery is missing at least one of these pillars. Conversely, those with a healthy recovery nearly always have all four pillars fulfilled.

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5 Reasons Recovery is Good for Business

Employers have felt the impacts of substance misuse for decades through absenteeism, loss of productivity, safety issues and poor job performance. The good news is that substance use disorder is a treatable and manageable disease. Not only is recovery possible, it’s good for business! Employees in recovery improve productivity, decrease healthcare costs and reduce workplace injuries. Check out 5 reasons recovery is good for business below!

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Lost, by Darren Reed

I was as lost as I could be with no idea how I got where I was. This is not how my life was supposed to go. I had overcome so much, accomplished many things and yet I was here on the floor of my apartment, hallucinating after a night of alcohol and drug use. Where did I go wrong? When did it start? I had my first drink and became drunk at the age of 11. For me, alcohol was an immediate love. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was empty inside and alcohol filled that void. This was not my parents' fault. Perhaps I was born with a genetic predisposition to alcohol and mental illness…

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North Dakota's Recovery Reinvented

Recovery Reinvented is an ongoing series of innovative practices and initiatives to eliminate the shame and stigma of addiction in North Dakota. They are driven to find solutions and help people affected by the disease of addiction with proven prevention, treatment and recovery approaches. Last fall we were thrilled to participate in Recovery Reinvented’s Innovate Recovery Competition and honored to be announced as the Grand Prize Winner.

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How Omar Pinto Helps Individuals Find Their Pathway to Recovery

We are very excited to share our interview with Omar Pinto, an addiction recovery specialist, life empowerment coach and founder of the SHAIR Podcast, SHAIR Space, and the SHAIR Recovery Community. We loved learning about Omar’s drive to help individuals find their own, unique pathway to recovery, which is his overall mission for SHAIR.

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From Kickball to Smudge Walks - The Story of the Sober Squad

My name is Colin and I am a 33-year-old member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. I come from a close-knit community where everybody knows everybody and we all are basically related some way or another. Reservations are kind of known for their drug and crime rates across the state. But at the same time, they are also known for how beautiful our culture and philosophies can be.

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