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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas gifts for recovering addicts

Cover of "Chicken Soup for the Recovering...Cover via Amazon

Recovering addicts need a wide assortment of support from their friends and loved ones. Some gifts that may be ideal for an addict is things that keep them busy, inspired and on the right path. Knowing that your friends and family are there to fight the battle with you is great and these gifts will show them just that. If you or someone you know live in South Carolina and need treatment for addiction, see the *link at the bottom of this article for help in your area.


















1. Diary or Journal
Writing is just plain good therapy. When a recovering addict begins a new life of sobriety, it is good that they keep a journal. Writing down their thoughts, emotions, and daily goals and triumphs helps them become well balanced.

2. A scrap book, or scrap book kit
Believe it or not, keeping an addicts hands busy, is a good thing. With the new friends, support and possible reconnections to friends and family that may have been lost during the addiction, having a scrap book filled with new photos, words of inspiration and new memories to come will keep a recovering addict focus on what it's all about.

3. Gift certificates to Day spas
Pampering a body that has been abused chemically helps it to heal and recover. Showing someone in recovery the importance of self pampering, and self maintenance lets them see that there are rewards for the body that aren't going to eventually kill them. These typically can be found at a day spa in your area. Call and ask ahead about any offers they may currently have.

4. Book: Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul: Your Personal Support Group with Stories of Healing, Hope, Love and Resilience
Uplifting, supportive information never hurt anyone and a recovering addict needs this throughout the course of their life to stay sober and healthy. Books that offer hope and inspiration often keep those in recovery motivated. This book is currently offered at wide variety of book stores, online at Amazon.com as well.

5. Sterling Silver Saint Michael Pendant and chain
Saint Michael is the arch angel and great protector. If ever a person would need to feel the strength and encouragement the story of Saint Michael offers, it is an addict in recovery. If you can, try to print out a small card with the story of Saint Michael on it to give along with the gift. This pendant can be purchased nationwide in almost any jewelry store.

6. A New Day, A New Life: A Guided Journal (with DVD) 

This journal/workbook and dvd is an ideal gift for those in recovery and for each day, there there are inspiring, thought provoking messages. The video features an intimate, candid discussion between best-selling author and recovery advocate William Cope Moyers and a diverse group of people in recovery. By sharing their personal experiences, they give people who are newly sober a breadth of knowledge about what it takes to stay on track. This journal/dvd is currently available at Amazon.com for around $23.00




*South Carolina Treatment Centers
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