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Accepting the Challenge

Are you thinking of accepting the challenge of recovery? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Recovery is a great place to be. Nothing is more important than your physical and mental health. In recovery, you’re able to nurture your complete health and make sure you are making the best decisions in all areasRead More

Patience Is a Virtue

We’ve all heard the saying, “Patience is a virtue.” It’s been said so many times that it’s considered a cliché. It’s actually true, however. There’s a sense of strength in patience, in the ability to slow down. This is especially true during recovery. Recovery can be a long and winding road, and you can’t rushRead More

Movies are More than Entertainment

While going to the cinema or renting a movie at home are definitely enjoyable pastimes geared towards entertaining people, the cinema plays another role as a method of expressing art. Movies can live or die on their memorable characters more than the spectacle of an explosion. These characters can prove invaluable when going through treatmentRead More

Embrace Positivity

Negative thoughts have plagued us since the beginning of time. If you are in recovery, there’s no doubt you have had negative thoughts that have tried to derail your success. It’s impossible to stop every single negative thought you have, but you can clear the space for more positive thoughts. Working on your self-talk takesRead More

Take a Break

Learning to navigate the space that is recovery can take some getting used to. You can have everything planned out down to a color-coded rubric and still, you will find yourself in a position you hadn’t planned for. Part of why you’re receiving treatment might be because you have a need to control things, whichRead More

Exercise Your Way to Recovery

We all know the benefits of exercise on our physical health, but our mental health can be greatly impacted as well. You don’t have to run a marathon to achieve these benefits, either. A little bit of exercise can go a long way when it comes to our health and recovery. Continue reading to learnRead More

Why Can’t My Loved One Stay Sober?

Time and again, your loved one continues to forsake your relationship because they are addicted to drugs and alcohol. You want nothing more than for them to become sober. You want them to have a fulfilling life, and their inability to stay sober leaves you baffled, extremely sad, and possibly angry. You are unsure whyRead More

How to Be Gentle with Yourself During Trying Times

2020 is a year that will certainly go down in history, considering everything that has unexpectedly occurred over the last three months. After undergoing a global pandemic, unemployment, mandatory shelter in place, and riots, you may have started to feel vulnerable feelings such as anger, panic, grief, sadness, and uncertainty—which may have caused trauma toRead More

Is the Opposite of Addiction – Connection?

With the ways of the world today and more people staying home to continue flattening the curve, “connection” has become a buzz word. The way people connect today is very different because of the pandemic that has pushed social distancing into the new norm. As we think more about it, we have begun to ponderRead More

The Power of Poetry in Trauma Recovery

  Being a survivor of trauma can feel very isolating at times. Renowned American poet, Jane Hirschfield, tells us that “poetry’s capacity to act as a force of healing is its grounding in connection and interconnection.” Trauma causes us to lose connection. We find ourselves disconnected from our bodies and spirits. The powerful words ofRead More