Breathe Easier with This 5 Minute Meditation

Meditation is a great way to manage stress. If you want to build resilience over time, it can help you feel less stressed and is a great tool to use daily for your mind and body. If you want to get into a mindful place, learn some of the techniques in this five minute meditation.…

Little Known Joys of Addiction Recovery

If someone told you there would be joy in recovery, you might have given them a second hard look to see if they were serious. In fact, joy is serious business in recovery. It takes commitment to break free from addiction. Recovery is a time to celebrate living a happier life. Take these tips with…

How Can I Let Go of Being Right?

Do you always have to be right? Are you always coming out on top when in an argument or debate? Do you hate being proven wrong, because it makes you feel ill at ease for the rest of the day? A lot of times this kind of single minded persistence can come in handy, but…

The Little Known Correlation Between High Intelligence and Addiction

Addiction is complex with multiple influences. Intelligence is one you may not have thought of when considering the correlation to addiction. Specialists look at the correlation between addiction and intelligence as quite surprising and highly interesting. Learn more about why scientists are studying this connection and how it can affect how we view addiction. Intelligence…

How Can I Keep Family Weekend Visits Positive?

For someone in rehab, family visitations are important. Different recovery facilities have different policies. Some may only allow visits on designated days, while some may only allow immediate family members on weekends. Others may not encourage visits for the first few weeks. While an initial break in contact is crucial so your loved one can…

Facing Peers and Employees with Confidence After Rehab

When an executive checks into rehab for addiction, it can disrupt the usual flow of operations and make you feel like you’re not sure where to start when you return. Facing peers and employees with confidence following time in rehab is important for your transition into a healthy, sober recovery journey. Negativity and resentment can…

Why Should I Have No Major Life Changes First Year of Recovery?

It is common knowledge within 12 Step groups that newcomers will be advised to avoid making any major life changes in their first year of recovery. Why is this good advice? The fact is that the person in recovery will already have a lot going on, without have to deal with the stress of additional…

How to Escape the Holiday Blues

Holidays are here and everyone is happy. Except maybe you are struggling with this ‘joyful’ time of year. Depression is a very real thing that hits people this time of year. When you suffer from depression, it can be hard to find your way back out. Happy holidays can feel like a farce when you…

The Art of Money Management in Recovery

Poor money management and overspending can lead to lots of stress and anxiety. Stress can lead to addiction relapse. Learning to manage money wisely takes time. Addiction will affect so many areas of your life but if you are able to manage money better, recovery will be much easier to handle. Addiction and Money If…