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How To Help The Homeless in Washington State

Homeless in Washington State

Homelessness in Washington State is a major problem. Every night, thousands of people are sleeping on the streets without shelter or basic necessities. This is an issue that affects people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds and is especially prevalent in our state’s urban areas.   Homelessness in America Currently, there are more than half […]

Most Commonly Abused Drugs By College Students

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Why Alcohol, Adderall, Molly, Cocaine, and Marijuana Are so Popular Amongst College-Aged Students: Starting your freshman year at a new school and possibly even in a new place is sometimes a scary, yet exciting new beginning in life. You’re on your own with the decisions you make, places you go, and the people you hang […]

Dating in Recovery

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Can I Date in Early Recovery? Dating in early recovery is not always the healthiest or wisest choice, as I’m sure you’ve heard. In the early stages of your recovery process, you are still healing and learning who you are as an individual.  After going through rehab, you may feel a huge part of your […]

Setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals in Recovery

What Are S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals? Addiction can alter the decision-making part of the brain. For this reason, many people in recovery must relearn techniques to set goals and achieve them. An easy way to form and achieve goals is through the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goal setting method. “S” in S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals is for Specific Right off the bat, […]

Nutrition Helps Your Addiction Recovery


Why Is Nutrition Important for Addiction Recovery? While you overcome the mental and physical cravings, nutrition helps your body repair the damages caused by your addiction. Proper nutrition provides you with energy and stabilizes your brain’s equilibrium, decreasing your fatigue and stress levels. Eating a balanced diet is the first step in experiencing a genuinely […]

Meditation Techniques to Maintain Sobriety


Meditation, derived from the Latin term meditari, means “to think, contemplate”. Also known as dhyana in Hindu and Buddist culture, meditation practices trace all the way back to a 12th-century monk. Its early origins obscure the possibility of a clear cut definition, but meditation is the practice of training the mind in search of attentiveness, […]

Gratitude in Recovery


A Reflection on Thanksgiving Gratitude Thanksgiving came and went in twenty-four hours, as it does every year. As we all know, Turkey Day is America’s day to Give Thanks. A day of appreciation. Of Gratitude. We get one designated day to shimmy into introspection and think about what makes us happy and fulfilled. We gather […]

Taking Care of All the “Little Things” That Really Matter in Recovery

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Making sure that each of our guests at Royal life is attending 12 step meetings and/or receiving the appropriate clinical help (including talk therapy and psychiatric help) is essential. However, other overlooked things are just as important to staying sober and recovering. These are the “small things”, things people often overlook in their level of […]

Recovery Robots

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Are you a Recovery Robot? Recovery robot? What’s that? Do you find yourself saying all the things you hear in recovery? Have the words “How does that make you feel” or “What was your part in it,” or “Did you pray about it”, ever cross your lips? At work or in a meeting are you […]


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So, you’ve got cravings. You’ve been sober for a hot minute and all of a sudden there it is. You want a drink; you want your drug. Guess what? It’s normal. It’s perfectly normal and expected. Cravings are part of recovery from substance use. You will have them for a long time. It’s ok. Think […]