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Learning How to Trust Others

Learning How to Trust Others

Trust is one of the most important component in building relationships. It is about knowing someone will be honest with you and always be there for you when you need them. It can be hard to know who to trust as many people are afraid of pouring their heart out to someone only to beRead More

How to Transition Home Post Treatment

How to Transition Home Post Treatment

Going back home may be the hardest thing a person can do post treatment. Heading back into reality from rehab can feel like going into the lion’s den, with triggers all over the place. Relapse is a reality for so many people in early recovery. Find some tips here for how to transition home postRead More

How Do I Get a Good Night’s Sleep?

How Do I Get a Good Night’s Sleep?

Having a stressful day and knowing you may have to fulfill those same responsibilities tomorrow may keep you tossing and turning at night. Unhealthy sleeping can affect your brain, cardiovascular health, immune system, creativity, and weight. It is important to change your daily routine so that you can sleep soundly when it is time toRead More

What to Do When Drinking Harms Loved Ones

What to Do When Drinking Harms Loved Ones

It is hard to know what to do when faced with your own addiction. It can feel like a series of failures, even if you recognize that you have a serious problem and need help. Perhaps your boss noticed the issue first or a family member confronted you. Perhaps you came to the end ofRead More

Addiction and Low Self-Esteem

Addiction and Low Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is the way that you look at yourself. Having a low self-esteem is not feeling like you are worthy of feeling happy or having any success. Some turn to substance abuse as a temporary solution to their problems. What they do not know is that drugs and alcohol will only further add to miseryRead More

The 5 Signs You Might Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The 5 Signs You Might Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment

There are times in life where it seems like everything is going the wrong way. Perhaps it is time to get back to square one and have a rethink about life. No time like the present to sit down and evaluate whether yourself or a loved one may be struggling with something that cannot beRead More

The Effects of Poor Family Communication

The Effects of Poor Family Communication

Communication is key component in a successful working family. You communicate with members of the family not just with your words but using language and behavior. If you use negative methods to communicate or avoid communicating at all, this can make matters worse through adulthood and even affect who we become as adults. Poor familyRead More

Journaling Can Help Your Recovery if You Try This

Journaling Can Help Your Recovery if You Try This

Journaling, or keeping a regular record of feelings and experiences for recovery can be a helpful tool to advance the healing process. A journal can be used to record recovery-related struggles and accomplishments. Journaling is a type of expressive writing without an end goal in mind, just to gain some clarity and freedom of thoughtRead More

Emotional Numbness

Emotional Numbness

Some medical conditions or medications can cause you to feel emotional numbness. This is when you feel a sense of isolation or an emotional disconnect from everything. You feel like you have no future and no hope for the numbness to go away. Emotions are a very important component in all people and should beRead More

Try These Tips for Using Aromatherapy in Addiction Recovery

Try These Tips for Using Aromatherapy in Addiction Recovery

One of the biggest battles waging in a person’s mind, body, and soul in early recovery is trying to get past those cravings and triggers. Cravings are part of having addiction, with both psychological and physical roots. Regardless of where they come from, they are bothersome and stressful. Some aromatherapy can put them at bayRead More

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