Changing Our Limiting Beliefs Around Addiction

As we’re working to heal, one of the best things we can do for ourselves is change our limiting beliefs around our addictions, our ability to heal and our identity as addicts. When we’re struggling with addiction, we tend to believe that we aren’t strong enough to heal. We don’t think we’re capable of doing […]

Should I Consider Professional Help?

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). When living with addiction, we’ve come to know the ins and out of our addictions, our patterns and cycles, and we can get so familiar in our comfort zones, even in the discomfort of our addictions, that we […]

Why Should We Be Patient with Our Recovery?

Whenever we feel impatient with our recovery, we want to remind ourselves that healing is a journey, a process and an evolution, and that true transformation takes time and commitment. Our addictions didn’t develop overnight and neither will our healing. We have to put work into our healing journey if we want to see results. […]

How Can We Use Mindfulness for Our Anxiety?

Mindfulness is the practice of developing our conscious awareness in everything we do. When we are mindful, we’re becoming more conscious of our every thought, feeling and action. We give more thought to our intentions and our choices. Mindfulness can help us to cope with all of our mental and emotional challenges because it helps […]

What You Can Expect in Treatment

Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol is a huge step in recovery. It can be scary to ask for help for a substance use disorder or addiction. Knowing what to expect in treatment before you go can prevent additional stress and anxiety. Recovery is hard work and a life-long process. Each facility […]

What does Self-Care Mean?

  Getting sober is hard work. A person’s lifestyle and mindset needs to change. He or she must be determined throughout the process and maintain a positive attitude to have success in recovery. When a person goes through detox, he or she experiences withdrawals that can be very painful. Depending on the severity and duration […]

Repairing Relationships After Addiction

Addiction damages relationships with your loved ones. Repairing relationships after addiction will take time because family and friends need time to heal. When trust is broken, it can be hard to mend a relationship. Respect your loved one’s boundaries to regain their trust. Addiction hurts everyone involved. Sober loved ones might struggle to understand why […]