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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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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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Tips for Maintaining Your Recovery Path During the Holidays

The holiday season is a special time of year. This period of time is often meant to be joyous, celebratory, and uplifting, but the reality of it is holidays can be difficult and trying times…and that even without adding trying to maintain positive recovery. The gatherings, the temptation, the triggers, the mixed emotions, dealing with family. All of these situations are incredibly stressful. How can we survive, no thrive, during the holiday season? Below are some tips.

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Help Support Know Your Why

Hey everyone. First off, thank you for your support so far these past two and a half years.

Although Know Your Why is not registered as a non-profit yet, it does not sell any product, bring in an income, receive any type of compensation, or turn a profit in any way. The people who help make Know Your Why possible and keep it running do so without payment and on their own time.

However, to keep know Your Why alive and running, there are recurring costs involved—web hosting, domain name, and security amongst other miscellaneous costs. Know Your Why also has a vision of growth including podcasts, publications, advertising for visibility, and direct contributions to mental health and addiction programs/charities.

We humbly ask that if you enjoy Know Your Why, want to see us grow, and want to help us continue to spread a positive message of health, recovery, and wellness that you consider contributing. Your support will immediately help us defer costs and keep the site and movement alive. Any amount will help and be appreciated.

If you can’t support us financially or are unsure but would like to learn more, visit us on our various platforms. Any like, comment, or share is greatly appreciated and equally important as any financial support.

Thank you in advance. To help support Know Your Why Recovery please visit our GoFundMe.

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Podcasting with Maximal Being

Know Your Why would like to give a thank you to Maximal Being for having us on their most recent podcast.

Our founder discusses substance use, addiction, and other related topics. The video can be viewed here as well as other platforms linked through Maximal Being

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Guest Blog-Kevin from FYN Creative and The Niche Movement-My Story of Depression and Anxiety

Our next guest blog comes from Kevin at The Niche Movement and FYN Creative. In this candid entry originally published here, Kevin discusses his experience with depression and anxiety and some of the support that helps him in his journey. While his experience is unique, just like each of our own, we are sure many can relate to his struggles and victories. We thank Kevin for allowing us to share this with you. Read his story below

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What Should I Look For In A Substance Use Treatment Program?

The below was originally a short post on our social media accounts that accompanied a meme we had come across. After it got some greater attention and discussion we thought a repost here would be appropriate.

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Asking for Help

Read below for some information and thoughts on asking for help. Originally this entry was going to be the last in our previously posted series about anger, however, we felt this topic should be featured on its own.

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Resources-Self Care

 

Read below for some information and links to valuable self care resources and fact sheets that are great during a public health emergency (and other times as well!)

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Brief thoughts-Who/What defines recovery?

On social media we recently made a post about how each person’s recovery journey is unique. This got me thinking more about how we define recovery and what it means.

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