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Can Natural Remedies Help Me?

When we’re working to figure out how best to treat our mental health issues, along with our addictions, sometimes we’ll want natural alternatives to medication, or we’ll want to bolster the effectiveness of our medications with natural remedies. Many people find that their minds and bodies respond better to natural solutions and that their healingRead More

Signs of Addiction

It takes many of us a long time to become fully aware of our addictions. For years we’re in denial about just how acute our problem has become. Some of us aren’t even aware when we do have a problem. If you think you might be struggling with an addiction, whether it’s to drugs, alcohol,Read More

Shedding Our Guilt and Shame

There are many destructive emotions we cling to when in recovery from addiction and mental illness, and among the most destructive are our guilt and shame. We carry the memories of our mistakes, regrets and wrongdoings with us for many years, unable to forgive ourselves. We feel unable to let them go, in part becauseRead More

How Can Dual Diagnosis Treatment Benefit Me?

Addiction very rarely operates strictly on its own. More often, it is accompanied by other illnesses, many of which are quite serious, including depression, anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Common addictions to drugs and alcohol are also often accompanied by other kinds of addiction where we are addicted to a behavior, in what isRead More

Cultivating Inner Strength

Our struggles with addiction and mental health issues convince us that we’re not strong enough to heal from them or cope with them. We feel weak, vulnerable and powerless. We feel overpowered. We question our ability to make a full recovery from our debilitating illnesses. In order to heal, we need to believe that weRead More

Why Are We So Afraid of Therapy?

Therapy can be one of the more intimidating elements of addiction recovery treatment for many of us. We are often skeptical about its effectiveness. We assume we won’t be able to connect with our therapists in any real way. We doubt we’ll want to open up to them about the most problematic issues in ourRead More

Affirmations for Addiction

When struggling with addiction, we form many limiting beliefs that hinder our ability to heal from our addictive and self-destructive patterns. These beliefs stay with us and permeate our consciousness and our existence, causing us incredible harm. We believe we’re weak and powerless against our addictions. We believe we don’t have the strength, the resilienceRead More

Can Self-Doubt Lead to Relapse?

There are countless reasons why we might relapse, even when we’re committed to working our recovery program and are fully prioritizing our recovery. Sometimes we relapse not because we aren’t trying hard enough but because we simply are struggling to believe in ourselves. We can become so filled with trepidation and self-doubt that our anxietyRead More

Self-Hypnosis for Trauma Healing

When exploring natural alternatives for healing, hypnosis is one of the techniques that is often highly recommended but still somewhat misunderstood. We view hypnosis as a form of mind control, but the truth is we can actually hypnotize ourselves to help ourselves heal. We are essentially hypnotizing ourselves all the time, every single day. EveryRead More

Choosing to Be at Peace with Unresolved Issues

One of the greatest things we can do for ourselves and our mental health as we’re recovering from addiction and mental illness is learn how to be at peace no matter what difficult conditions or circumstances present themselves. We don’t always realize that inner peace can be a choice we make. It is not somethingRead More