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Bouncing Back After Relapse

Relapse can be a very scary and dangerous thing. Most people in recovery fear suffering a relapse. If you have experienced a relapse, you may be feeling defeated, scared, and ashamed. Working through those feelings and getting back on track with your goals is a process. Everyone is on a unique recovery path, so yourRead More

Opening up About Your Recovery

Opening up about your addiction and recovery to your loved ones can be challenging for some people. There are many reasons you may be nervous about opening up. Some might be hesitant for fear of judgment. Even now, in recovery, there will be people who judge you for your past addiction. There will be peopleRead More

Assessing Your New Year’s Eve Choices

So you made poor choices on New Year’s Eve; now what? Recovery is a journey, and you are not perfect. You will have days and times when you make choices that you later regret. Mistakes are learning moments. If you behaved in a manner you do not like on New Year’s Eve, take some timeRead More

Accepting You Need More Support in Recovery

Often people assume that after treatment is done and sobriety is reached that all of the hard work and growth is complete. That is not the case. Recovery is a life-long process filled with growth and exploration. It is normal and expected to continue support after treatment is complete. There is nothing to be ashamedRead More

Assessing Your Recovery for the New Year

As the new year begins, it can be a great time to reflect on your recovery journey. How do you feel about your recovery? What might you want to work on or change? The beginning of the new year is a great time to reflect and make those changes. Journeying through treatment was a timeRead More

Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Owning a pet is a significant responsibility. Most animals require care, attention, and consistency. If you struggle with your mental health, you may find that owning a pet comes with some benefits. Work with a mental health professional to better explore the idea of owning a pet. If you decide that it may be somethingRead More

How to Understand a New Diagnosis

Receiving a new diagnosis can cause you to feel uncertain. For some people, acquiring a new diagnosis can be empowering and comforting; for others, it can feel overwhelming and frightening. Working to better understand your diagnosis can help you move forward and receive the support and help you need. Here are a few different waysRead More

How to Prepare for Your First Therapy Session

Attending therapy can be scary, especially if it is something you have never done before. Know that it is perfectly normal to feel nervous. Try to take some time to think through what you are feeling and acknowledge all of your emotions. For many, preparing ahead of time helps to alleviate some nerves. Here areRead More

The Benefits of Assertive Communication

Having strong communication skills can positively impact every area of your life. However, learning assertive communication can be challenging, especially if you struggle to speak up or lack strong self-esteem. Take time to work with a mental health professional about these struggles. Know that you do not need to face that challenge alone. Here areRead More

How Can I Support a Loved One Through Attempted Suicide?

When you find out that a person you love has tried to end their life, it can be a devastating experience. Thus, they will need some form of support. At this point, you should know what to say to someone who has attempted suicide. You may initially experience emotions such as shock and denial. Sometimes,Read More