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Guest Blog-“A Long Road…”

Know Your Why Recovery welcomes author and Dadmented founder Craig Lucas. Craig has been generous enough to share his story of trauma, music, mental illness, fatherhood, and redemption. Read below for more.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Every May, in the United States, Mental Health Awareness Month is recognized. Read below for more information and resources.

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The 4 Ds for Cravings

Quitting smoking or vaping? Trying to stop alcohol or other drug use? Have you heard of the 4 Ds?

The 4 Ds for cravings are most widely used for management of nicotine/tobacco cravings, however, many have applied them successfully to manage cravings for all types of substance use. Below is some basic information about the 4 Ds and then our YouTube video discussing the 4 Ds in more detail. Enjoy and remember to subscribe to our channel for more content like this.

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Nutrients to help with addiction, withdrawal, and mental health

Below is a brief article summarizing some potential supplement options that can assist with addiction and withdrawal. Even if you don’t have an addiction or withdrawal problem, you may find the information useful as these supplements can benefit brain functioning.

(Disclaimer: Know Your Why is not intended to replace the guidance or treatment of a doctor or nutritionist, nor do we claim to be experts in this field. Please speak with a doctor or nutritionist before supplementation or diet changes. The below information comes from a blog by Jordan Fallis along with the sources used in the blog.)

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Success and Growth in the New Year-A Brand New Used Article

It’s not enough to just agree with something, we need to take action.

We hate recycling content here at KnowYourWhy. However, this article, which was previously written last year and then shared at the launch of our site 6 months ago, is timely and useful.

This article was written by the creator of Know Your Why Recovery and was featured by our friends at Social and Relevant. The original publication link is https://socialandrelevant.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/guest-writer-chris-dorian/ The focus of this article is creating change in the new year but is relevant at any time change is needed. Read more below!

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Gratitude

A term you see used frequently this time of year is “gratitude.” Gratitude is important to those in recovery for various reasons. However, people on a recovery journey are not the only ones who can derive benefits from understanding and practicing gratitude. Learning to practice gratitude yields positive outcomes for our mental health and helps us find a deeper connection with our spiritual wellbeing.

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Lessons from Portugal

In early October, the New York Times put out an article by Austin Frakt about Portugal’s drug policy. Portugal has long been cited by advocates as a country to possibly emulate in terms of their drug law and policy as they have taken a treatment based model toward illicit drug use. Below are some highlights from the article as well as some notes on limitations or factors that need to be explored further. The full article can be accessed here.

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