yoga

Yoga

Like meditation, not so long ago Yoga was seen as something only for the “hippy” subculture, but now you’d be hard pressed to not find any Yoga classes in any town or city across the Western world. Indeed, high profile sportsmen have implemented yoga into their exercise regime, such as Ryan Giggs, the soccer player …

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Travelling

Travelling

Travelling can be one the greatest ways for those in recovery to embrace their new freedom from addiction. Being exposed to and interacting with exotic cultures and people can completely shift people’s perspectives of the world and of themselves. Even if money is an issue for a former addict, even a trip around one’s own …

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Voluntary Work

Voluntary Work

Unfortunately for many addicts, they may have a criminal record which makes it hard to find employment, and thus they may be stuck on social welfare, which limits their options on how to successfully continue with their recovery without relapsing. However, volunteering is suitable for many people in this situation. Volunteering opportunities are available virtually …

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Spirituality

Spirituality

This is one that is not going to appeal to all those in recovery, but many former addicts have found great strength and meaning in their lives by exploring ideas found in different spiritual paths. For example, Noah Levine was a hard drug user from a very young age and found himself incarcerated and put …

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Mental Health

Mental Health

Many former addicts discover that their addiction was a form of self-medicating, in an attempt to deal with undiagnosed mental health illnesses, ranging from depression, insomnia and anxiety to full-blown disorders. For example, people with social anxiety may turn to alcohol in order to deal with social situations, or perhaps those with insomnia will buy …

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