Benhilda Chanetsa

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Benhilda Chanetsa has a BA Honors degree in History and Sociology and a teaching diploma, both from the University of London. She was a high school teacher for 11 years, and chief subeditor at a weekly newspaper for four years. She’s been a freelance lifestyle writer for the past 10 years and has two nonfiction e-books published on Amazon. The books are on overcoming negative thinking and surviving abusive relationships.

The road to recovery is long and painful. Stay on track with your recovery by taking note of these five crucial, but commonly o... Continue Reading

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Regardless of how these backhanded compliments make you feel, flying off the handle because of them won’t help your situation. Continue Reading

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How Your Pillow Plays an Important Role in Recovery

By Benhilda Chanetsa

If you're experiencing restless nights, body pain and allergic reactions during recovery, your pillow may be the one to blame. Continue Reading

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6 Steps to Regain Your Children's Trust in Recovery

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Your addiction spurred a long self-absorption phase, possibly causing distress in your children. Here are 6 adjustments you may... Continue Reading

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The BPS Model of Addiction Explained

By Benhilda Chanetsa

The BPS model rejects linear, one-dimensional approaches to addiction and prefers a multi-sector treatment approach. Learn more... Continue Reading

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Holiday parties can be particularly challenging for recovering alcoholics. These 5 tips can help make it easier to stay strong ... Continue Reading

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Alcohol Inhalation: A Dangerous Trend

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Alcohol inhalation is a disturbing trend among young adults that involves “smoking” alcohol instead of drinking it in order to ... Continue Reading

5 Small Steps to Healthier Eating Habits

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Developing healthy eating habits takes time but once established, they help rebuild a body ravaged by addiction and manage cond... Continue Reading

6 Steps to Managing Anger in Recovery

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Temper tantrums can leave a trail of broken relationships, disturbed sleep and a possible return to addiction. These eight step... Continue Reading

Hovering over your child's activities 24/7 may actually be inducing or maintaining their drug and alcohol abuse. Learn to loose... Continue Reading