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Addicted to the Drama of Addiction

It takes a lot to work through active addiction. First, you had to acknowledge that you had a problem and take steps to reach out for help. Then you had to work through your past, your addiction, trauma, and mental health issues. As you have probably already discovered, the work for most people does not endRead More

Confronting the Voice of Addiction in Your Head

You probably thought that once you worked through your active addiction, you would immediately be free of that voice in your head saying to use your substance of choice. The voice that constantly said you were not good enough, did not deserve a better life, or could not reach the goals you always wanted. YouRead More

Fighting Shame During Recovery

Many of us think that once we are leading a sober life, everything will be perfect. We will be happy, healthy, successful, even powerful. We may believe that once we take that first sober step leaving treatment, the stigma we once faced will be gone, and no one will judge us anymore. Unfortunately, that isRead More

Leaning on Others to Gain More Independence

Independent living, moving out, obtaining a job, and meeting everyday life responsibilities are just a few milestones many attribute to leading a successful life as an adult. For many of us struggling with mental health issues or addiction, tasks that come easy for some are significant hurdles for us. Some things seem frightening or uncertain,Read More

The Surprising Benefits of Mindful Cooking

You have probably heard of “mindful eating,” defined as staying in the moment and taking in what you feel as you eat. But have you heard of mindful cooking? Mindful cooking is staying in the moment during the entire cooking process. Just like mindful eating, mindful cooking can help us develop a deeper relationship withRead More

Your Personal Life Changes When You Get Sober

Everything about your life changed when you decided to enter treatment, face your challenges, and embark on your journey of sobriety. Your thought processes changed, what you did for fun changed, you may have even changed your eating habits. Of course, with everything else morphing and expanding, your relationships may have changed as well. SomeRead More

4 Popular Myths About Sobriety

Societal stigmas exist everywhere, propelled by myths and misinformation preventing the average person from understanding and experiencing the truth. Confronting stigma is especially true for those seeking sobriety. As someone living a sober lifestyle, you probably thought the stigma would stop as soon as you entered treatment. However, following treatment, you may meet harsh stigmaRead More

 Managing Chronic Pain in Recovery

Often when we go to the doctor, the first option for pain relief is medication. If you are recovering from addiction, however, this is probably not the best option for you. Even if pain medication was not your substance of choice, it could still be considered risky. You will want to weigh all of yourRead More