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The Benefits of EMDR

Trauma affects our lives in so many ways. Our thoughts and emotions can feel controlled by our trauma, causing us to feel stuck in the past. As desperate as we are to move forward and live peacefully, the flashbacks and memories of painful events seep into our lives involuntarily and we find it increasingly difficultRead More

What Happens in the First 90 Days of Sobriety?

The first 90 days of sobriety are some of the most important days you will ever have in your lifetime. During this period, many things happen that can make or break your sobriety and save your life. Addiction tore through your life without any regard for what you needed. Your ability to repair this damageRead More

Will I Ever Learn to Relax?

Relaxation is an essential component of self-care that allows people to take it easy. Chaos is a massive part of drug and alcohol addiction. It will also follow a person right into their recovery without corrective measures in place. Since addicted people become accustomed to chaos, learning to relax can seem impossible. Addicts still mayRead More

Am I Codependent?

Codependency is a broad term that is often recognized in unstable relationships, especially when addiction and mental health issues are present. People who have dysfunctional families tend to take this behavioral condition into their other relationships without even realizing it. Healthy relationships can be sabotaged by the emotional and behavioral issues that are caused byRead More

Managing Dual Diagnosis as We Recover

Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is a difficult journey to begin and can be even more intimidating if we also suffer from outside issues. This is referred to as dual diagnosis. Those of us who are in recovery and also struggle with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder,Read More

Do You Have a Relapse Prevention Plan Ready?

With no cure readily available to combat addiction, people who abuse drugs and alcohol need to have a plan in place to avoid relapse. The thoughts of drinking and using can occur at any time. Having a relapse plan ready to go can give an individual a better chance of staying sober long term. IfRead More

Ways to Define a Higher Power

Recovery is a known way to cope with addiction and trauma, but did you know that recovery is also based on spirituality? One of the first suggestions after admitting you have a problem with drugs and alcohol is to find a Higher Power of your own understanding. By doing so, you give up control toRead More

Ways Recovery Creates Resiliency

Have you ever taken the time to see the changes in yourself now that you are sober? You would probably be really amazed to view your transformation through someone else’s eyes since you may not be able to see it yourself. The alterations you have made in your lifestyle are genuinely remarkable and have liftedRead More

How Can I Implement Mindful Eating Into My Life?

Mindful eating is something that we can all practice. Eating mindfully means that you are paying attention to your eating habits so that you can be in control of your food, not the other way around. Noticing your thoughts and feelings about what you’re eating is one part of mindful eating that can improve yourRead More