True recovery from addiction knows no shortcuts. It’s a day by day, week by week, month by month process without a firm template or a timetable, a process that looks slightly different from one person to another. During the recovery process, one of the main goals is to reach a point where you can be…

Recovery from addiction

We’re going to tell you two things you probably already know: If you’re struggling with addiction, or if you love a friend or family member currently struggling through an addiction, hope and freedom are waiting.The road from addiction to that freedom is not easy, but it is possible. Anyone who has found themselves struggling with…

Journaling

Addiction recovery happens at a different pace for everyone. You’re working through major life changes, and there’s no exact timetable for full rehabilitation. During this process, honesty – both with yourself and with the friends and family members journeying with you – is crucial. Especially when you’re dealing with challenging emotions that might be difficult…

Sober Living vs Halfway Homes

The process of recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is challenging. For some people, it can be a long journey. If you find yourself struggling, you are not alone–and we don’t just mean that in the stereotypical way. Many people find themselves going back to old habits before considering themselves fully recovered.Don’t Give UpWhile the…

Addiction Relapse: Separating Fact From Fiction

Recovery from addiction is often a challenging journey. It’s common for someone overcoming an addiction to make mistakes and begin using again. This is known as a relapse.  Some people view relapsing as having failed in the recovery process, but this simply is not true. Relapses are common. In fact, the relapse rate for substance…

When you’ve been engaged in therapy but don’t feel like you’re making progress, it can be very frustrating.If this feeling has occurred for you, approach your therapist and let them know you’d like to collaborate to problem solve. Both you and your therapist can begin to look for barriers that are getting in the way…

FACILITATING TRANSITION FOR YOUNG MEN WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES INTO INDEPENDENT ADULTHOOD

Having a routine is a key component to a stable recovery. However, anyone who lives a fulfilling life will encounter changes that can interrupt their routine. One change people in recovery may encounter early on in their sobriety is returning to work after spending time in treatment.  If a person has taken time off from…

One of the hardest parts of recovery is filling in those gaps once occupied by addiction. For many, finding healthy activities to mentally and emotionally stimulate themselves can be a challenge. Overeating, and subsequently weight gain, is often a result.The first thing to understand is that weight gain during recovery is perfectly normal and expected.…

4 Steps to Rebuild Self-Respect During Recovery

Addiction affects an entire person – physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s what makes recovery a difficult process for some people. You can’t focus on one just one area and hope to fully get better.  Spirituality is one of the more common types of recovery treatment since it helps heal the mind, body, and soul. Despite…

Getting sober from drugs and alcohol is incredibly tough work. Many people in the beginning stages of their recovery journey do not know the amount of change required of them as they get sober from drugs and alcohol. Part of this is because they do not yet understand the difference between abstinence and recovery. As…