Recovery Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/recovery/ Second Vermont Republic Fri, 30 Jul 2021 07:12:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://vermontrepublic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-LogoSample_ByTailorBrands-1-32x32.jpg Recovery Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/recovery/ 32 32 How to Know if You’re Ready to Date in Early Recovery https://vermontrepublic.org/how-to-know-youre-ready-to-date-early-recovery/ Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:18:18 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=6003 The highs and lows of sex, dating, and romance can seem a bit like a roller coaster. For people in early recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, the fast turns, sudden dips, and hair-razing loops of a new relationship can destabilize sobriety and trigger a relapse. Even if you’re strapped in and following the safety …

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The highs and lows of sex, dating, and romance can seem a bit like a roller coaster. For people in early recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, the fast turns, sudden dips, and hair-razing loops of a new relationship can destabilize sobriety and trigger a relapse. Even if you’re strapped in and following the safety protocol, enough big bumps in the ride can turn even the strongest commitment to recovery on its head.

This reality begs a common question: Is it ever okay to date in early recovery, and if so, how do you know if you are ready? And are there questions to consider or guidelines to bear in mind that can help gauge readiness to date? The answer is “yes.” What follow are some tips, insights and considerations that may help in that discernment process.

How Dating Can Trigger Relapse – Especially in the First Year

Source: rightsteprehabdfw.com

 

In my own work with discharged patients who are new to sobriety, I’ve seen firsthand how dating in this earliest phase can be detrimental to recovery. In the worst-case scenarios, it has led to overdose and relapse. These dangers are why most treatment centers encourage people not to date during the first year of sobriety. (Learn about the treatments and aftercare supports at FHE Health that are helping people stay sober in their first year and beyond.)

That said, while the “no-dating-in-the-first-year rule” is a general guideline—and a good one to follow whenever possible—it is not universal. There may be a small minority of people who can and do safely date during their first year of recovery, because every individual is different.

There are also many people who may reach the first-year mark in recovery and feel like they still need more time to grow before dating. (More about that in a bit.)

Gauging Readiness to Date – Good Questions to Ask Oneself

Source: learnourworld.com

Since each situation is unique, it may be helpful to ask oneself several key questions when gauging dating readiness.

At the top of the list? Emotional readiness. Relationships can come with a whirlwind of feelings, some positive and some negative. An important consideration before hopping into dating is to think about how you’ve been handling your emotions since getting into recovery:

  • Are you practicing emotional self-awareness and appropriate self-care daily?
  • Have you internalized the acronym “HALT” (for “Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired”) and know how to deal with these potential triggers in healthy ways?
  • Do you have an effective plan in place for managing cravings driven by emotions?

Another question to ask: How well are you balancing your responsibilities like work, school, family, and friends, in addition to your recovery? Are you certain you can keep your recovery in the forefront while trying to build a relationship with someone new?

Also, what are your motives for dating? It’s important to talk to your support system about this question. Your support system consists of the people who really know you and care for you. For instance, if both your therapist and your sponsor suggest you not get into a relationship, it’s best to follow this advice. (And who knows, it could be the opposite—they may encourage you to take that step!)

If the motive is to be in a happy, healthy, stable relationship, what I can say from working with people in early recovery is that most who don’t rush it are grateful for the time they spent focusing on themselves first. In contrast, those who hurry into a relationship often say later that they knew it was not a great idea but did it anyway, and it didn’t work out all that well.

There have also been the times when I have seen the chronic relapser or chronic dater
take the time and space to work on themselves and make a truly beautiful transformation.

What to Watch for if You Try Dating in Early Recovery

Source: principlesrecoverycenter.com

If you decide to try dating in early recovery, one approach might be to think of it as an experiment that you can always back out of if it’s not serving your recovery. It may be an opportunity to test whether you can really date and continue to keep recovery your number-one priority. In other words, when dating never put recovery on the back burner.

There is a common expression used in many 12-step fellowships, which is that everything you put in front of your recovery, you will lose. Continue with everything you have instilled in your process of staying sober: going to meetings, working with a therapist, continuing with your spiritual practices, spending time with your support system, etc.

Additionally, if you chose to date someone who is also in recovery, remember that your program of recovery is yours, and theirs is theirs. You are your own individual, and no one can do your work for you.

The Benefits of Taking Time for Recovery Before Dating – A Personal Anecdote

Source: lifehack.org

In my case, I obeyed the no-dating rule that my sponsor recommended in my first year of recovery, and on day 366 of recovery, I was certain that I was ready to take on the dating world.
I quickly realized that I hadn’t done quite enough work yet and wasn’t ready to have someone in my life in that capacity.

The next few years I devoted to working entirely on me. I continued my 12-step work, sponsored other women, built up a fantastic support network, kept up with my therapy, got a fantastic job, started back at school, bought my own home, and traveled as much as possible.

I met my husband when I had been sober for four-and-a-half years. I entered the dating game with the mindset that I wasn’t looking for anyone to fix me or make me feel better. I was looking for someone to share the great life that I had made for myself.

I’m not saying that because I waited longer to date everything has been sunshine and rainbows—it hasn’t. But, because of the strong foundation I built in that time working on myself, I have been able to work through the bumps in the road, build a beautiful marriage and am incredibly grateful to say I will be celebrating 10 years sober in November.

“Good things come to those who wait,” as the saying goes. The same might be said of taking time to master recovery before leaping back into the dating world.

This article was provided by Molly Mammen who is Director of Alumni Services & Resources at the national behavioral health provider FHE Health.

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Common PC Issues You Need To Call Professionals For https://vermontrepublic.org/common-pc-issues-you-need-to-call-professionals-for/ Sun, 29 Dec 2019 10:32:20 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=2429 Various companies and private technicians doing computer repairs at home, in the office or their workshops are now quite sought after and widely represented even in relatively small places. The Computer Is A “Part Of Every Modern Family” This is not surprising at all. Today, computers can be found in almost every family, even in …

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Various companies and private technicians doing computer repairs at home, in the office or their workshops are now quite sought after and widely represented even in relatively small places.

The Computer Is A “Part Of Every Modern Family”

This is not surprising at all. Today, computers can be found in almost every family, even in multiple versions. If we are talking about companies or offices, then it is impossible to imagine their premisses without computers and associated office equipment.

Nowadays, major processes are performed by using computer technology, and nothing is the same without it.
Although we have wide choices today when it comes to computer repair and assistance – this choice can be quite difficult. Moreover, sometimes the result of a “computer expert” job can be very disappointing. So, how to find the balance between quality and the price? We will try to give you some answers.

Two Types Of Computer Failures

source: workana.com

There are two types of computer failures:

– mechanical failure
– software failure

Mechanical failures concern the technical components of the computer itself. Repairing them requires opening your computer device. On this occasion, the hardware and all components are checked individually. Software failures affect the operation of the operating system. This problem is most often caused by a virus, a faulty driver, an inadequate operating system, etc. It is not necessary to open a computer for this type of repair, but everything is done through software programs.

Select Service Technicians

There are numerous instructions and programs for malfunction diagnosis on the Internet. However, if you are not proficient in this field, we advise you not to do anything on your own.
Lay fault diagnosis can cause serious damage to your computer. You don’t want to lose all your data. In this case, you can significantly empty your pocket. Not to mention your computer that may lose all important data.

Also, a poor selection of service technicians can make quite a problem. No one will tell you: I can’t do it, you better go to another expert. Knowledge, skills and the right equipment are key in this business. Without it, you can only increase your headache. And you don’t want that – do you?

Most Common Computer Failures

When you bought your computer, you probably thought that it would serve you seamlessly for at least the next five years. This kind of thinking is often the product of the marketing stories of the hardware vendors you purchased your computer from.

However, they didn’t tell you everything. You need to have your computer serviced once a year, and if you are not one of those who spend hours and hours working on your computer every day, then you should have your computer serviced once every two years. Using your computer on a daily basis is likely to have repeatedly encountered work problems that require professional help. Here are some common issues…

Data Loss And Recovery

source: thedigitalwise.com

Data loss can occur for many reasons because there are also different types of media failures, such as physical, logical, and mechanical failures that lead to these issues. In any case, regardless of the type of damage, physical or logical, you should seek the help of a professional and increase the chances of complete recovery of seemingly lost data, which very often can be of greater value than the medium itself.

Any incident that carries the data loss with it – should be approached very seriously and precisely. It is because of their value and importance to both large companies and the average computer user.

Each data loss can have different causes and therefore this problem is approached differently. To find out how can you recover your data, view more. In a large number of cases, recovering data at a certain percentage is feasible, while fewer failures where the medium is so damaged that the data loss is as much as 100%.

Also, if you do not know the nature of the failure of your HDD, as well as the amount of data loss, you should avoid data recovery programs that can be found on the Internet. In most cases, the opposite will happen, which means even greater or complete loss. Therefore, always seek for the professionals who will do the best they can and work in the conditions such failures require.

The Computer Is Slow

There are several causes for these symptoms. First of all, it should be checked that there is enough space on the system disk. For smooth operation of the operating system, it is necessary to always have at least 2-3 GB of free space on the system disk, or approximately 5-10%. If you have checked and found that the system disk has the necessary free space, the next thing to look out for is antivirus software.

Many computer users are prone to install more than one antivirus program because of their concern for their security. Antivirus software is designed to work independently without the presence of software of the same purpose from another manufacturer. A computer service will always recommend an adequate antivirus program.

The Computer Works – But Does Not Display The Image On The Monitor

source: howtofixbrowserissues.com

This is one of the common scenarios on computers that come for a service. Assuming that the monitor is OK, the suspicion first falls on ATX power. Before you decide to replace the power supply, make sure that your computer plays one of the tone service signals from the motherboard beeper. Short beep signals indicate that the computer has taken a self-test and that it is probably okay. Long beeps with the equal time lapse between each – this is a notification that something is wrong with the RAM.

One long and three short beeps give notice that there is a problem with the video card. If no such sounds are coming from your computer, the power supply is likely faulty. The worst option is that after replacing the power supply, the same problem remains, indicating a system board malfunction. If you are not skilled enough for such repairs, the advice is to contact a professional.

Why Call Computer Service?

Professionals will always solve the problem quickly and reliably. When you fix a fault on your own, you will likely make the situation even worse – especially if you are not sufficiently trained in this field. Professionals will strive to solve your every problem quickly and efficiently. Professional services also cover a wide range of services and activities, from service to website development.

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How to Recover Lost Data – Simple Guide https://vermontrepublic.org/how-to-recover-lost-data-simple-guide/ Wed, 25 Dec 2019 09:25:15 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=2460 The computer of each person in the world is full of some important data. It doesn’t matter what you exactly do. For instance, a student works hard to make a presentation for college, but he somehow deletes the PowerPoint file. On the other hand, people that are constantly working in front of their computers can …

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The computer of each person in the world is full of some important data. It doesn’t matter what you exactly do. For instance, a student works hard to make a presentation for college, but he somehow deletes the PowerPoint file. On the other hand, people that are constantly working in front of their computers can lose some data related to their job. All these things are happening quite often to people. Fortunately, the solutions exist.

Still, we do not only lose the important data from our computer device. It can happen that we accidentally delete some of our files on some external hard disks or android devices. The “victims” do not have to worry because these problems have solutions as well.

One thing is essential you need to know before we start sharing tips with you – You must stop using the computer or any other device when something like this happens. When you accidentally delete something, the empty space appears. You mustn’t fulfill that empty space with any other document, picture, application, etc. In that case, the chances to recover your data are minimal. You would truly need the help of some high-quality expert.

Recover Lost Data with Data Recovery Tools

source: imagerescue.blogspot.com

We are lucky that we live in a world of modern technology. Thousands of great programmers tend to develop a program or app for almost everything. Well, things are not different when we talk about data recovery tools.

You can find many amazing tools with basic Google research. Still, if you are not sure which one will solve your problem, we suggest you check EaseUS and find out more about this sort of tool.
Anyway, how these tools actually help?

Each of these tools can help in different data loss situations. By the way, it is important to say that deleting some piece of data accidentally is not the only possible scenario. For instance, people lose data because of a system crash, raw errors, virus attacks, etc. Well, these tools can help you recover your data in all those situations. They are easy to use, and you do not have to be a programmer to understand how these programs work.

Delete Recovery

Okay, now we can come back to the delete recovery-type of losing data. When you accidentally delete some data, it directly goes to a so-called “Recycle Bin”. If that’s the case, then your problem is not as big as it seems. Of course, the solution is easy only if you haven’t clicked on the Empty Recycle Bin button. If that’s the case, you only have to do two different things:

– Go to the recycle bin that is usually located in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Find the important file that you delete and right-click on it. You will see the option “Restore”. Click on it, and your data will be on your computer once again

– After you do that, you are not limited in any way. You can use that file to copy it on any other device. When something like that happens, people like to have the necessary data on more than one device. We encourage you to do the same thing.

Recovery of the Data from the Previous Version (Windows 7)

source: computerworld.com

Here is another way how users can recover their data. For instance, let’s imagine that you use Windows 7. The only way to get back your data is to use a free backup of the files and restore features that are built into windows. This time, you will have to do 3 different things:

– First of all, click on the start button and click on the file “Computer”. After you to that, you should navigate to the file or folder that contained a certain piece of data.

– After you do that, mark the file or folder with the right-click. You will see a couple of options, and you should pick “Restore Previous Versions”.

– The next window that pops-up will show you how many previous versions of the folders or files are there. Mark the one you deleted and clicked on the “Restore” option. Guess what, the data you deleted is already active!

Recovery of the Lost Data from the Previous Version (Windows 8/8.1/10)

source: technology.amis.nl

Well, Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 are more similar, and they have a completely different way of lost data recovery. It is true that you once again need to cross through 3 different steps. However, these steps are completely different this time. Here are the things that you need to do:

– Open the folder where you kept the lost data. Click on it, and you will see the “History” button.

– When you click on that option, the History will show you all the files that were located here in the last folder backup

– After you do that, the last thing you need to do is to click on the “previous” button. Mark the file where your lost data was located a click “Restore” to get it back.

We hope that our explanations were clear and that you will understand how to do that. If something goes wrong (we are sure it won’t), you should check YouTube to find tutorials about this subject.

Most Common Questions

Still, before we say “goodbye”, we want to answer a couple of common questions. The “victims” usually have the same concerns, and that’s why they deserve clear answers.

1. How to Recover Lost Data on Android Device

Many people do something important over their mobile phones. More importantly, losing data happens more often than losing data on your computer device.

First of all, you will have to root the device in advance if you want to get good results. After that, you will have to use some of the recovery file tools that we talked about. We already suggested one. These programs can return you any type of data such as videos, messages, contacts, etc.

2. What if I Lose Data from External Hard Drive?

If something like this happens to you, you were probably looking for the lost data in the Recycle Bin. However, you won’t be able to find it there. Your USB flash drive also doesn’t contain some sort of Recycle Bin. So, you will have to use recovery data software once again because they are suitable for external hard drives as well.

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