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Is There a Link Between Social Anxiety Disorder and Drug Use?

Social Anxiety Disorder, also known as SAD, affects those who are particularly vulnerable to develop substance abuse problems. SAD affects up to 7% of adult Americans, and victims are unable to function effectively or be comfortable in many different social situations. Many symptoms of SAD manifest themselves physically, such as excessive sweating, blushing, rapid pulse…

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How Can Compassion Help Family Members Support a Loved One with Addiction?

When people suffer from addiction, whether it be to drugs, alcohol, or some other form of addiction, partners also suffer alongside them. Family members, siblings, and loved ones also suffer. Compassion can help family members better support a loved one with addiction, even when their relationships may feel tenuous due to the nature of addiction.…

Maintaining Compassion in Sobriety

Compassionate is the ability to have sympathetic pity and concern for the suffering of others. In recovery, compassion is a great motivator for us to seek out and help others who are still suffering from addiction and alcoholism. In fact, most recovery meetings begin with a moment of silence for those who are still sick…

Self-Compassion Is A Tool For Self-Efficacy

The dictionary definition of compassion includes mention of sympathy. To have sympathy means having sorrow for someone’s misfortune. Compassion is the way that humans connect through their suffering. Everyone suffers a misfortune at least once in their life. Everyone can and likely will have sorrow at some point in their life. Instead of being separated…