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Facing Your Fears With Adventure Therapy

The truth about recovery is that it can be challenging. Creating a whole new life for yourself means facing your fears and doing deep work to heal. The good news is that you can find fun methods and therapies to help you along your journey. Adventure therapy will give you a new sense of excitement.Read More

How Trauma Impacts the Nervous System

We often hear about the mental, emotional, and even physical toll that trauma can have on a person. What is sometimes less known is the fact that all of these effects can be traced back to the nervous system. In fact, trauma is often considered a disease of the nervous system. What Is Trauma? TheRead More

Can Trauma Cause OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can make you feel like you’re not in control. Even if you’re fully aware of your actions, you still can’t seem to break the cycle because of unresolved trauma beneath the surface. You may wonder, “How can trauma cause OCD?” Understanding this link is your first step toward healing. OCD Statistics AccordingRead More

The Warning Signs of Love Bombing

Love bombing is a form of emotional and psychological abuse in which an individual manipulates another person into loving them. Recognizing this form of abuse can help you leave toxic relationships and allow you to build a healthy and happy life. What Does “Love Bombing” Even Mean? “Love bombing” is a phrase that has becomeRead More

Understanding Attachment Trauma and Its Healing Process

Contrary to what you may believe, most people struggle with attachment trauma in one way or another. The effects of attachment trauma are long-lasting, often interfering with personal relationships and mental health throughout adulthood. Understanding attachment trauma is an important part of your recovery journey, as adverse experiences are just as fundamental as positive experiencesRead More

Establishing Safety Within Yourself to Cope With Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is one of the most difficult mental health disorders an individual can experience. Individuals will often observe reality in a distorted way, leading to distrust amongst others and within themselves. If you have schizophrenia, it’s crucial to establish safety within yourself in order to begin the process of healing. A Highly Personal Disorder InRead More

The Financial Destruction of Shopping Addiction

The negative effects of shopping addiction can often go unchecked, especially in a world full of online ordering and celebration of material goods. It may not seem as serious as other addictions, but it can lead to disastrous financial consequences and even emotional dependence. Is “Shopping Addiction” a Real Thing? Many people joke around aboutRead More

Navigating the Dating Scene While in Recovery

Stress can occur when navigating the dating scene. You may be eager to return to your sense of normalcy after treatment, and dating might be at the top of your list. Undoubtedly, you have learned a great deal about yourself and created goals that you are hoping to work on in the here and now.Read More

Understanding the Differences Between Love and Sex Addiction

Love and sex addiction can impede your ability to process pleasure, reward, and happiness in healthy ways. According to an article from the Social Research Journal, for centuries we have broken happiness into two aspects: Pleasure and a life well lived. Thus, there is an intrinsic connection between our perception of happiness and pleasure. ForRead More

Am I a Failure if I Go Back to Treatment as an Alumni?

When you completed your time in addiction recovery treatment, the last thing on your mind was re-entering treatment later. However, many people are confronted with this potential situation. Reentering treatment is a tough decision for most people. You may be embarrassed about your past decisions. Plus, going back to treatment may cause you to feelRead More