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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

Nervous System Regulation for OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be an extremely debilitating condition, causing you to feel like you have no control over your life and fears. This loss of control is often the result of a dysregulated nervous system. The good news is you can learn to regulate your nervous system for OCD to regain control and liveRead More

How Often Should I Update My Relapse Prevention Plan?

As you know, a relapse is never out of the question, no matter how long you have been in recovery. This is why a relapse prevention plan is an important tool to have in your recovery toolbox. It can be easy to get into the mindset that everything is fine and you’re going to stayRead More

Living a Fulfilling Life Post-Recovery

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 7 in 10 and 2 in 3 U.S. adults are recovering or in recovery from substance use and mental health challenges, respectively. However, relapse can be a major barrier to building and living a fulfilling life in recovery. As the U.S. Department of VeteransRead More

The Benefits of a Digital Detox

In today’s day and age, most people are very connected to their phones and social media. If this describes you, you may wonder where the line is between regular consumption and an actual social media addiction. A digital detox can help you rediscover life’s joys away from your phone and rebuild your relationship with yourself.Read More

How Can I Learn to Accept Help When Needed?

It can be hard to accept help when all you have done thus far is be the helper. It’s even harder when you are in recovery and you do not know who to turn to. Maybe you feel like you are a burden or you have put people through enough heartache. Whatever your reason, thisRead More

How Can an Alumni Program Help When I Struggle With Anxiety?

An unknown source said, “Anxiety is one little tree in your forest. Step back and look at the whole forest.” Anxiety can consume you to the very core of yourself. It can narrow your perspective and cause you to see only a tiny slice of what’s really there. What’s more, anxiety can prevent you fromRead More

Peer Support and Community Bonds in Recovery

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 50.2 million U.S. adults consider themselves to be in recovery from substance use and or mental health challenges. The prevalence of people in recovery is partly due to the guiding principles of holistic recovery. While hope is a foundational part of recovery, it isRead More

Acknowledging Milestones in Addiction Recovery

A celebratory mindset can be one of the most powerful tools for addiction recovery. One way to celebrate is to acknowledge little milestones along the journey. Acknowledging milestones in addiction recovery will help you gain confidence and build momentum for lasting success. Acknowledging Milestones in Addiction Recovery: Cultivating a Positive Mindset If you’re experiencing substanceRead More

Spring Cleaning for the Mind: Decluttering Negative Thoughts

Negative thoughts can easily cause a person in addiction recovery to spiral into sadness, self-loathing, and despair. However, it is possible to declutter these negative thoughts from the mind. When you cultivate a more positive mindset, your recovery journey will become a lot easier. How the Mind Affects Recovery When the mind wanders off intoRead More