Sobriety itself can help you with your mental well-being. It is an opportunity for your body to begin healing and regaining its natural processes – without the use of drugs or alcohol. In turn, it balances out the chemicals in your brain – making your mental function less foggy. Unfortunately, handling the mental aspect of… Continue Reading Achieving Mental Wellness Is Fundamental to Maintaining Sobriety
Life can get rough sometimes. It can be even more rough for someone dealing with an anxiety disorder. Simple tasks such as social engagements, fulfilling job functions, taking tests in school, driving, or even leaving the house can cause immense fear. Although it may seem irrational to many, it is very rational to the person… Continue Reading The Relationship Between Anxiety and Addiction
Have you ever given any thought to how your mindset can affect your recovery? Are you aware of just how powerful your attitude can be? It’s time you figure that out! Your mindset can set you up for success or it can lead you to failure and defeat. It is how you view the world… Continue Reading How Your Mindset Affects Your Recovery
Everyone has heard that fitness makes you healthy. But did you know it can heal damage to your physical body, as well as your mind? In fact, it can even reduce stress and build confidence. Yes, exercise is powerful. And it is a necessity in our lives. The best news? It doesn’t take running a… Continue Reading The Benefits of Fitness in Recovery
Self-esteem is crucial for a healthy life. It is what builds up our confidence and increases our feelings of self-worth. It is so common for us to be our own worst enemy. We are usually the first ones to criticize ourselves, the first one to put ourselves down, and the first in line to say,… Continue Reading How to Re-Build Your Self Esteem
Fear. It is an emotion that makes us feel threatened or that we may be harmed. We tend to run from the things that scare us or make us fearful. When in recovery, we have overcome so many obstacles that when we are hit with these new fears, we don’t necessarily understand where they came… Continue Reading Letting Go of Fears in Sobriety
The way we view life can set the tone for how our life goes. We can either look at life with pessimism and negativity or we can look at life with optimism and gratefulness. Life is full of ups and downs. Learning to take life in stride, appreciating what you have, where you are, and… Continue Reading Why is Gratitude Important in Recovery?
Facing our past is almost never easy. After all, you moved on to the present for a reason, right? Sometimes, though, we find ourselves consumed by our addiction for more reasons than just our own bad choices. And, sometimes it comes from something – such as complex trauma – that has affected us long before… Continue Reading Overcoming Addiction for Individuals With Complex Trauma
Sober living is a transitional environment where recovering substance abusers may live after completion of a primary treatment program. It is often recommended that recovering addicts choose a sober living home due to the possibilities of relapse.
After successful completion of in-patient treatment program, many recovering addicts will often find a new set of challenges in the months and years after. Addiction recovery is a continuous process. And while relapse rates are not uncommon for recovering abusers, there are many steps that individuals can take to make the most out of the… Continue Reading Addiction Recovery: Making the Most of Therapy