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How to Build Healthy Relationships in Recovery

No matter where you are in your recovery journey, you have established at least one relationship. Building healthy relationships can be an exciting space to be in within your life, but you get to decide what healthy looks like. This is your game, and you get to make the rules. Relationships with others give yourRead More

What Conflict Resolution Strategies Can Help My Relationship?

When you or your partner struggle with mental health disorders, it can feel difficult to communicate. Mental illness can impair interpersonal relationships. It can harm your or your partner’s ability to express needs and resolve conflicts. Every fight can feel insurmountable. As such, it’s crucial to use healthy conflict resolution strategies. 4 Conflict Resolution StrategiesRead More

Signs Your Loved One Has an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders are on the rise in our culture. They are a silent killer; very few people acknowledge someone they love could struggle with one. However, eating disorders can affect anyone, and spotting the symptoms of an eating disorder might save the life of someone you love. Below are some key signs that someone youRead More

How Long Should I Wait to Get Into a Relationship After Treatment?

Humans have a basic need for connection. As a person recovering from substance use disorder (SUD), you need positive support now more than ever. Humans live happier and healthier lives when strong support is present. Conversely, humans who have unhealthy relationships are more likely to have mental health disorders. Relationships take an enormous amount ofRead More

Should I “Baker Act” My Loved One?

When your loved one struggles with any severe mental health conditions, you may feel at a loss on how to help them. You may urge them to seek help to no avail. It can feel draining to watch a person deteriorate under their mental health disorder. If you’re in the state of Florida, you haveRead More

How to Set Boundaries With Loved Ones

Now that you are in recovery, you have started living an independent life again. As part of your independence, you are probably getting out there and meeting new people. However, social situations in recovery can be challenging to navigate. Now you have to think about whether social situations are acceptable in recovery and if theyRead More

How Do I Know if I Am Developing an Intimacy Disorder?

Intimacy is a simple word used to cover highly complex elements of the human condition. Physical, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional intimacy are just a sample of the varieties of intimacies that map our connection to other people and the world surrounding us. We all have different levels of wants and needs regarding intimacy. Regardless ofRead More

Recognizing and Managing Healthy, Functional Relationships in Recovery

During recovery, there are lots of skills you have to relearn. Knowing how to manage and maintain healthy relationships is crucial, but what exactly does it mean? Recognizing beneficial relationships is critical to success in recovery and sobriety; like all other parts of the recovery journey, these skills are learned through practice. Relationships are vitalRead More

How Can You Learn to Forgive?

Forgiveness can be complicated. Forgiving is closely tied to empathy and changes how you view the world. Anyone who has suffered a deep hurt understands how badly it turns our inner world upside down. If the pain is big enough, it is impossible to function, concentrate or think about anything other than your pain. ForgivenessRead More

Restoring Relationships Through Animal Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is an integrated method that uses the healing power and unconditional love of animals in conjunction with other evidence-based treatments. Dogs and horses are the most frequently used animals in treatment, but any properly trained animal is beneficial. AAT is useful in any medical setting, but integrating it into substance use disorderRead More