The Importance of Nutrition in Recovery

Recovery from addiction is every bit as much psychological as it seems like it would be. When the brain is contorted into believing it needs a debilitating substance in order to survive, and craves that substance so much that the body can barely function without it, it stands to reason that the psyche would be…

How do I Address Past Issues With Those I’ve Hurt?

One of the biggest aspects of addiction recovery is the psychological one. More than anything, addiction wreaks havoc on the brain, and recovery attempts to correct this through detoxification, therapy, consultations, and discussions. At some point, you will no doubt begin to regret the things you may have done while addicted, and it is always…

Recovering with Grace: Navigating the Hard Times of the Recovery Process

Struggling with addiction is one of the hardest things any individual can go through.Whether it is the sense of helplessness, the dependency, or the lack of control, addiction is a seriously debilitating illness that wreaks havoc on its victim. Going through the recovery process can be one of the most emancipating experiences of your life,…

Activities to Enjoy Instead of Drinking

Drinking can be quite a difficult problem to deal with, as, unlike drugs, alcohol is quite legal and advertised practically everywhere imaginable. While avoiding the substance is not always a viable option for those looking to stay sober, there are a myriad of simple activities you can enjoy in the amount of time it takes…

How Can I Make New Friends After Treatment?

There is an old adage that says “In order to make friends, you first must show yourself to be friendly.” This could not be more true, particularly as it pertains to making friends and developing new relationships after addiction treatment. It is admittedly more difficult to make friends when you are reentering the world with…

Avoiding Your Triggers Post-Treatment

Recovering from an illness like addiction is no easy feat, and while it’s a joy to look back on a successful  journey, it’s important to remember that past triggers can still have a negative effect on your life. In fact, studies show that even those who have celebrated sobriety for years must actively focus in…

How do I Cut Ties With Bad Friends?

Human beings are notorious for finding ways to justify friendships, even when it makes no rational sense for them to do so. In fact, studies indicate that individuals are more apt to remain in toxic friendships than almost any other sort of human relationship there is (this includes family relationships, romantic relationships, and the like.)…

The Joy of Recovery by Choice

Recovering from an addiction could quite possibly be the hardest thing you ever do in your life. Everyday, it could be draining, discouraging, and depressing. It could make you long to go back to using, and to throw caution to the wind. With the right attitude, however, this won’t be your experience. Research indicates that…

Where can I Find Post-Treatment Support?

Addiction treatment is one of the most rewarding processes a victim of addiction will ever experience. The mere thought of being able to go from a life of complete submission to a drug that is slowly destroying you, to a new life of control and power can give even the most downtrodden of addicts sustained…

Dealing with Emotions in Recovery

While using drugs or alcohol, emotions often take a backseat to what seems to be one overarching concern: getting the next fix. However, after treatment begins and the recovery process is initiated, chances are that many of latent feelings and emotions that were suppressed during your addiction will come roaring back. It is important to…