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How to flourish in addiction recovery

An Introduction: How to Flourish in Addiction Recovery

Addicts are an especially vulnerable population that needs specific interventions aimed at increasing their meaning and purpose. In the posts that follow, I’ll walk you through these new validated tools, which are not related to removing misery but instead skills and exercises that build positivity, character, meaning, and relationships. Read More

Most of the time the only way

Most of the time the only way I will get out of bed is to think about what good things will happen if I do. If I need to I also consider what bed things will happen if I do not get out of bed. I need to have a banner to rally under or it just is not worth it.

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Jason Powers, M.D., is certified in addiction and family medicine and serves as chief medical officer at Right Step and Promises Austin.

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