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Finding Yourself Again Through Recovery

Even though many people lose their sense of self through addiction, finding yourself again is possible. You can re-discover your purpose and passion for life with a little dedication and the right support. Losing Yourself in Addiction When so much of your life is dedicated to substances, it’s easy to lose your sense of self.Read More

How Do I Learn to Trust Myself Again?

Trust can bring you closer to others and allow you to reach out when needed. However, it can be hard to start trusting yourself when you’re in recovery. After all, you may be hard on yourself for making poor choices. Rest assured, you are in a new place in your journey now. It is timeRead More

The Synergy of Somatic Experiencing and OCD Recovery

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in the United States in a given year, an estimated 1.2% of adults have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Despite millions of people facing challenges, OCD recovery is impaired by the significant number of people who go untreated each year. As Mental Health America (MHA) notes, only 54.7%Read More

Holistic Healing for Dual Diagnosis

Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) are extremely common. The go-to treatment for this dual diagnosis usually lies in traditional modalities, but for some, they can leave a lot to be desired. Many treatment centers are now turning to holistic healing to complement these traditional methods. This type of care can bring aRead More

How Can I Learn to Accept the Things I Cannot Change?

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.” If you have ever attended a 12-Step program meeting, you may have heard this passage. Have you wondered what exactly about these words brings comfort to so manyRead More

How Do I Beat Boredom in Recovery?

Figuring out how to beat boredom can be challenging, especially if you’re in recovery. When you were in active addiction, you were likely busy a lot of the time. Now that you’re in recovery, you may feel you have too much free time. It is that time of year when it gets colder and darker,Read More

Beyond Trauma: Uncovering the Continuous Patterns of PTSD

Misconceptions lead people to think post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) only happens to soldiers or after a traumatic event. In reality, anyone can develop PTSD, and symptoms can manifest immediately, after years, and even reemerge. Moreover, perceptions about trauma and PTSD often focus on trauma rooted in one traumatic event, like a car accident. However, traumaRead More

Creating Safety in the Body for Trauma Recovery

Trauma can have lasting effects on the body, both seen and unseen. Feeling unsafe in your body is common, and this can lead to self-destructive patterns and unhealthy coping mechanisms. To begin the process of healing trauma, creating safety in the body is key. Trauma and Body Memory Trauma can live as energy in theRead More

Coping With Seasonal Depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects millions of Americans each year. It can be even more challenging to navigate if you’re in recovery. With the right practices and support, coping with seasonal depression is more than possible. In fact, you may find yourself feeling better than ever before. What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder? According to theRead More

5 Ways to Eliminate “Stinking Thinking”

If you have ever attended a 12-Step meeting, you have likely heard the phrase “stinking thinking.” You may have been puzzled as to what that phrase has to do with you or what it means exactly. The basic meaning is that it is easy to get caught up in negative thought processes and jump toRead More