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Wearing a Mask Can Trigger Panic in Trauma Survivors

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many public places — from stores to restaurants to schools and parks — are requiring people to wear masks. Unfortunately, this can be a surprising trigger for trauma survivors, especially if they were in a situation where they felt they could not breathe. To prevent this from happening and avoid additionalRead More

Embracing Recovery

Embracing your recovery can be difficult if you are just starting out. It can be even harder to accept a new normal life without substances. It isn’t impossible, though. The Guest House can give you the tools to embrace your recovery and keep moving forward. Check out how you can embrace your recovery below. Everyone’sRead More

Learning to Let Go

Forgiveness is a difficult thing to do because letting go can be so hard when there are emotions that are wrapped around the situation like tender muscles. Think of forgiveness as a broken wrist. Someone has done something that has hurt you, so your wrist becomes broken. Your feelings are hurt, so the muscles becomeRead More

What Is It Like to Have Sober Fun?

A mistaken belief about recovery is that you cannot have fun without the use of mind-altering drugs being in the picture. How will you attend your wedding if you cannot toast your spouse with champagne? Why would you go to a baseball game if you cannot get high before the game and binge on draftRead More

The Importance of Self-Reliance

Learning to rely on yourself is an important strength to have. There are often times where we cannot reach out to a friend or family member. We must be able to help get ourselves through the difficult moment, without alcohol or drug use. Of course, support systems are incredibly necessary. However, you have to beRead More

Every Body Can Benefit From Yoga

Yoga has excellent benefits for everybody with anybody. Every body can benefit from yoga, regardless of shape, size, or experience. Yoga is a practice that you can implement in your recovery to help you thrive. Combined with mindfulness and meditation, yoga has benefits that you didn’t know were there. Continue reading to learn more aboutRead More

How Do I Avoid the Wreckage of My Future?

  You might have heard that you were your own worst enemy when you were under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Well, the same can go for you in your recovery. Drugs and alcohol put you in awful situations that you would only attempt because of the elusive effects. If you keep doing whatRead More

Why Is Sleep So Beneficial for Sobriety?

  Your nighttime routine may become a nightmare once you get sober. Sleep patterns can get completely messed up with how alcohol and drugs affect the body. Now that you are sober, you may find that your circadian rhythm is out of whack because of how you treated your body when you were under theRead More

How Mental Health Practitioners Are Dealing with Trauma and Other Mental Illnesses During COVID-19

  Frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic have been dealing with a pandemic of their own: mental illnesses like anxiety, depression, insomnia, distress, and trauma. Mental health practitioners are dealing with their own set of challenges during this time, and need to help themselves in order to help others. It is important to recognize andRead More

Using Music During Panic

Experiencing panic is something that encompasses all of the senses. It can lead to a complete unfamiliarity with one’s own surroundings, even when someone is in their own home. The mind begins to seek danger everywhere and will reconstruct a reality that is entirely populated with these dangers regardless of whether they are actually present.Read More