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Bust These Signs of Stress for Good When They Get You Down

 Tension can be a difficult thing to address in recovery. It pops up unexpectedly and may linger for a while, depending on what is going on. The hidden signs of stress left unaddressed, can become triggers to use substances or some other means of coping. Even for people who have been in recovery awhile, stress…

How Can I Not Feel So Bad About Feeling Bad (and Feel Good Again)?

Feeling guilty about feeling bad, about depression, anxiety, or other emotions, can be really difficult. You may think when you experienced an emotion based on a response to another emotion you were having ‘all the feelings.’ Watching a movie that made you cry, or feeling guilty for feeling happy when good things happen to you.…