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Reintegrating Back into Our Relationships

One of our greatest challenges in recovery is returning to our former lives and reintegrating back into the relationships we’ve left behind. It can be incredibly difficult to come to terms with all of the changes we’ve made in our own lives and reconcile those changes with the relationships in our lives. Some of ourRead More

How Our Addictions Limit Us

Of the many reasons why we want to quit our addictions and focus on recovery are all the ways in which we’re restricted and limited by our addictions over the years. When we’re working to heal ourselves from our addictions and mental health issues, we want to be able to feel at peace within ourselves.Read More

How Can I Empower Myself to Reach Out for Help?

We tend to think of our addictions and mental illnesses as being signs of weakness on our part, moral failings that we are ashamed of and embarrassed by. We beat ourselves up and judge ourselves harshly for our struggles. We constantly replay memories in our minds of when we first became dependent upon our drugRead More

Examining Our Fears in Therapy

As we’re working to recover from our addictions and mental health issues, examining our fears with a therapist can help us greatly in our healing. We are sometimes so clouded by our toxic thought patterns and so distracted by our life circumstances that we have a hard time looking at what is driving us inRead More

Accessing the Subconscious Mind for Healing

One of our greatest challenges when it comes to healing are the discrepancies between our conscious and subconscious minds. Consciously we want to heal, and we want to be happy. Subconsciously, however, we’re still holding onto limiting beliefs that tell us we don’t deserve to be happy, that we’re not strong enough to heal, thatRead More

How We Block Our Healing Subconsciously

When we are recovering from any kind of mental or emotional challenge, we often come face to face with different forms of internal resistance. This resistance often comes in the form of emotional blocks we’ve created out of fear. These blocks stifle our growth, keep us from learning about ourselves, and prevent us from healing.Read More

Rebuilding Our Lives

For those of us struggling with addiction, we know just how destructive and debilitating it can be. It can transform our minds, our relationships, and our lives, often in painful ways. It alters our sense of self and our self-image, impacting how we operate both inwardly within ourselves, and outwardly, in our relationships with otherRead More

Why is Untreated Depression So Dangerous?

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Depression is an often misunderstood and confusing mental and emotional health issue. It often functions as a co-occurring disorder alongside addiction, meaning that they can co-exist in us simultaneously and can present themselves in similar ways, with theRead More

Dating in Recovery

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). While in recovery, our relationships can make all the difference between wanting to get better and actually accomplishing our goals. The kinds of relationships we choose mirror how we feel about ourselves and are an excellent indicator ofRead More

Solidarity and Healing

When struggling with addiction, one of the things that can keep us caught in its grips is how alone we feel. We are often shunned by our loved ones, and by society as a whole, who share in the stigmatization of addicts and addiction. We isolate to protect ourselves, in what is often an attemptRead More