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Things to Strive for When You’re Living in Recovery

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

If you are living in recovery, you may be living in constant fear of relapsing. This is all too common, and unfortunately, relapse does happen quite a lot in during the transitional stage of recovery. However, there are ways to prevent it from happening to you, and it starts with positive psychology. Being happy in your [...]

Perpetuating Stigmas: Commonly Believed Addiction Myths

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Addiction is a growing concern for American citizens as the number of overdoses and individuals seeking help for addictions has steadily increased since the early 2000s. One major problem for helping these individuals is the negative stigma placed on addiction in this country. Instead of reaching out for help, many individuals shun addicted individuals and assume [...]

What it Means to Set Boundaries in Recovery

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Boundaries are personal limitations an individual can determine to keep relationships healthy on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. Without identifying personal boundaries, individuals recovering from addiction may come into situations in which they do not know how to respond in a healthy way. Setting boundaries in recovery also allow other individuals to understand a recovering [...]

Recognizing and Addressing Codependent Relationship Behavior

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

One of the wonderful gifts of recovery from substance dependence is the ability to have relationships- with family, friends, and even romantic partners. When we get clean and sober, so many possibilities open up for us. However, in early recovery, it can be easy to fall into the trap of repeating unhealthy patterns. For some, this [...]

What Sober Living for Women is Really Like

By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Are you transitioning from a residential treatment and need a place to continue recovery? Sober living for women is a great option for females who have recently completed certain levels of addiction treatment care and want to keep on track with their recovery lifestyle. It’s always suggested that individuals in the early days of recovery seek [...]

Emotional Sobriety: Avoiding Acting on Behavioral Addictions

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Using drugs and alcohol is one of the ways that many people cope with unpleasant emotions, traumatic events, and trouble adjusting to the circumstances in their lives. For addicts and alcoholics, ultimately substances become the only way that they know how to live and function, and they become life-threatening. When an addict or an alcoholic gets [...]

5 Addiction Signs to Look for in your Loved One

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Are you worried about a family member or loved one that you think may be struggling with addiction? Unfortunately, no one can force an individual to seek the help they need. But, with the right approach, many are successful in persuading their loved one to get help. Examining behaviors of your loved one can serve [...]

Addicted to Benzos: Recognizing Symptoms and Effects

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are prescribed to millions of people in our country each year. The high risk for developing of addiction to these drugs makes them a dangerous medical solution for many. Although benzos are prescribed by doctors, many individuals misuse them because of their addictive tendency. There are a few signs that individuals who have [...]

How Keeping Secrets Can Harm Recovery

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

In recovery, we are often encouraged to reach out to sober supports, to make friends in twelve-step fellowships, and to get a sponsor. Part of the reason for this is that addiction is profoundly isolating and lonely. In order to continue using drugs and drinking in an addictive and destructive manner, many of us have to [...]

How Do I Know if I’m Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol?

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

American culture has embraced drugs and alcohol as a societal norm throughout the years, and it has blurred the line between having a good time and being addicted to drugs or alcohol. For many that think they are on the side of culture that is having a good time, they eventually find themselves swimming in a [...]