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Life After Addiction: How Mindfulness Improved My Way of Life

Life After Addiction: How Mindfulness Improved My Way of Life by Cassidy Webb. Photograph of a note card that reads "mindfulness" placed on a window by Lesly Juarez
Photograph by Lesly Juarez

Incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine is a simple, but highly effective means of keeping focused and intentional, especially in recovery.

When I put down alcohol, I was still an emotional wreck.

Navigating life in recovery can be challenging if you are used to drowning your emotions in a bottle of booze. But simply eliminating drugs from an addictive lifestyle doesn’t equal peace and happiness. For me, it required work — lots of it.

I had to completely change my life by incorporating mindfulness as a coping mechanism into my day to day routine.

Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of non-judgmental awareness of what

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