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Transforming Addiction: Adopting Healthy Habits for Lasting Recovery

Adopting healthy habits is one of the most powerful strategies for overcoming addiction. It may feel intimidating at first to try to live more intentionally. However, once you get started, you’ll find it’s easy to stick to your new healthy routines. Adopting Healthy Habits: The Benefits Having self-defined habits can help you create a personalRead More

Effective Techniques for Managing Social Anxiety in Recovery

Managing social anxiety in recovery may seem like an impossible task. However, understanding this condition and creating a solid action plan can go a long way toward helping you overcome it. Managing Social Anxiety: A Complex Issue According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), social anxiety disorder is characterized by the “persistent fearRead More

A Guide for Successful Dating in Recovery

It is that time of year when things start to change and bloom. You may be thinking of the fun activities you want to do. Then it hits you that pursuing dating in recovery can be a scary endeavor. Do not worry; you are not alone and never will be. When you feel that theRead More

Overcoming Social Anxiety in Trauma Recovery

According to Mental Health America (MHA), 15 million or 7% of U.S. adults have social anxiety disorder (SAD). Moreover, for more than 75% of people, symptoms of SAD manifest in childhood or their early teen years. The prevalence of SAD developing before adulthood speaks to a strong relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and anxiety.Read More

Overcoming Negative Thinking as an Alumnus: 4 Essential Steps

Negative thinking can have a major impact on your overall well-being. Harmful thought processes can contribute to stress, depression, and anxiety. They can also impact recovery. It is easy to get caught up in repetitive thought processes but hard to be aware of those thinking patterns. Understanding that there is help for you is keyRead More

Unveiling the Long-Term Impact of Self-Harm: Insights and Understanding

Self-harm is an extremely complex issue that can have lasting effects. Understanding the long-term impact of self-harm can go a long way in helping people heal their physical and emotional wounds. Self-Harm: A Complex Condition According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), self-harm “refers to when a person hurts their ownRead More

5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness Outside

Mindfulness is already ingrained in you. Every person can practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is available at any time, at your disposal. With the seasons changing, you may be experiencing a burst of energy and an improved mood. This may come as a relief. However, there are ways to enhance this budding sense of well-being. Practicing mindfulnessRead More

Empowering Marginalized Groups in Trauma Recovery

Trauma can happen to anyone at any time and place across their lifespan. Whether your trauma is associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) or occurred in adulthood, trauma does not discriminate. Everyone will and has experienced trauma, from car accidents to the loss of a loved one. However, as the National Cancer Institute (NCI) notes,Read More