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Without Imagination There is No Hope

The nastiest trick that addiction plays on us is when it makes a miserable existence appear acceptable. If we can’t imagine a better future, we are unlikely to do the things we need to do to change our life for the better. Here we consider practices that can reawaken our imagination.

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CBT for Anxiety

Anxiety can be debilitating emotionally, mentally and physically. But it doesn’t have to be. When we learn tools to deal with anxiety, we don’t need to be fearful or overwhelmed by it.

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The Vicious Flower of Depression

Depression is particularly common among addicts. In this post we examine why it happens and what we can do about it. We focus particularly on how our thinking plays a crucial role in the initiation and maintenance of depression.

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Finding Purpose and Meaning in Recovery

Addiction is a killer disease so having a defined sense of purpose helps keep away from self-destructive behaviour. In this post, we describe how to use a visualization technique to find your life purpose, and then we tell you how to use this to create a mission statement.

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100 Tips for Building a Strong Recovery

The team at Hope Rehab Thailand has put together a list of 100 tips that we feel could be useful for those of us in recovery. We have collectively applied this advice to our own lives and reaped the rewards, and we invite you to do the same.

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Staying Motivated and Goal Setting in Recovery

There are many possible reasons for why we lose motivation, but the most common is that we start to take the improvements in our life for granted – don’t let this happen to you. In this post we provide guidance on staying motivated and goal setting.

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A Buddhist Response to Boredom

When given the choice between sitting alone in silence or receiving electric shocks, most of us would choose the electric shocks. It is hardly surprising that boredom is a huge risk for people leaving rehab. Buddhism provides a solution that doesn’t involve feeding our addiction to stimulation.

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A Hands-On Mindfulness Guide to Relapse Prevention

Has this happened to you? You decide to quit in the morning, yet you are back using again by the afternoon? Here are three mindfulness tools that you can use right away, so that next time you make the decision to quit drugs you are able to follow through.

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Last Dance – A Recovery Poem

One of our clients wrote a beautiful poem about her recovery journey – with her permission we publish it here
to spread some HOPE. Watch the video and have the poem read to you or read it yourself in the section below the video.