Sobriety can be scary. You have just done a 180° turn in your life – and now you are being let loose from your controlled environment and thrown out into the real world. Yikes! It is a good thing that you have an arsenal of tools and skills in your invisible backpack, ready to use…Details
So, how does it feel to be living a sober life? Is it scary? Are you nervous? Do you feel like you have a fresh start? For a while, your mind was completely focused on either your addiction or your treatment. Now you are taking the step back into a sober way of life and…Details
Fear. It is an emotion that makes us feel threatened or that we may be harmed. We tend to run from the things that scare us or make us fearful. When in recovery, we have overcome so many obstacles that when we are hit with these new fears, we don’t necessarily understand where they came…Details
The way we view life can set the tone for how our life goes. We can either look at life with pessimism and negativity or we can look at life with optimism and gratefulness. Life is full of ups and downs. Learning to take life in stride, appreciating what you have, where you are, and…Details
Drugs and alcohol damage your body. When you are amid an addiction, you are not necessarily concerned about cooking your next meal or looking at proper nutrition – your focus is on getting your next fix. While you aren’t paying attention, this lack of nutrition can damage your body. The good news is that there are…Details
The life that you were used to living is not the life you can go back to after treatment. You will find that the places you may have frequented, the friends you may have associated with, and your ideas of fun are no longer positive additions to your life. But, don’t let that get you…Details
So, when you leave treatment and find yourself back in the world wide open, what do you do? You have made such progress and positive changes. You have even thought about what path you would like to take in life. Except, now that you are ready to head there, you have no idea how.
You have been through treatment and you have heard time and time again that being bored or having time on your hands can easily lead you back down a road that you don’t want to take. So, what do you do? How do you avoid a relapse that may occur simply out of boredom?
Facing our past is almost never easy. After all, you moved on to the present for a reason, right? Sometimes, though, we find ourselves consumed by our addiction for more reasons than just our own bad choices. And, sometimes it comes from something – such as complex trauma – that has affected us long before…Details
Addiction is a complex beast. It affects the whole person, and very often infiltrates every area of life, interfering with the ability to live, work, and play. Left untreated, it claims thousands of lives, breaks up families, and steals joy away from people who would otherwise be giving so much back to the world. Unfortunately,…Details