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…

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 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…

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…

What is the “Blue Mind” and How Do I Tap Into It?

Every human being feels an innate connection to water. We are made of water so it makes sense when the ocean or a body of blue water is in our sights, we feel a sense of wonderment and tranquility. Science has a reason for why we feel so soothed by the presence of water. It…

Letting Go of Control to Hold Onto Recovery

Control is a funny thing because none of us really have any but we like to think we have all the control of our lives. Addiction is about the false sense of having control when really everything is spiraling out of control. Letting go may seem counter-intuitive but is the only way to move forward…

Recovery Can Boost Your Communication Skills in Business and Life

Strong communication skills are a necessity regardless of where you are in life. When battling addiction, substances can get in the way of really communicating effectively at work and with family. Treatment programs can really benefit you by helping shift your skills into a new gear. Learn to Listen During therapy and support groups, learn…

What Are the Benefits of Volunteering in Recovery?

Addiction recovery is a process that goes on long after treatment. Once the program ends, the true work begins. Finding ways to implement what you learned into healthy, sustainable routines will keep you thinking positive and reduce risk of relapse. Here are some benefits of volunteering in recovery from addiction. Activity Increases Volunteering to help…

How Do You Balance Nutrition?

What does Vitamin B1 and C, stable blood sugar levels and brussel sprouts have to do with your drug or alcohol recovery? Drug and alcohol addiction can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Scarcity in key vitamins, minerals and amino acids can increase the likelihood of relapse in the early stages of recovery.  A healthy diet is…