3 Red Flags For Recovering Addicts In New Relationships

In blog September 18th, 2020 No Comments

It’s no secret that addiction plays havoc in relationships. Families are torn apart, while romantic partners are betrayed or let down. There is a reason most recovering addicts in new relationships fear it all going wrong. When you start dating again, it is all too easy to repeat old patterns. You’ve spent years learning to…


Tips For Speaking To Your Kids About Your Addiction

In blog September 11th, 2020 No Comments

I’ve known many parents who struggle with addiction who have tried to keep their kids out of the loop. The logic may seem sound to you: young children in particular can’t understand addiction, and parents need to retain some level of authority over their kids. Explaining your addiction to your kids is a frightening idea,…


How To Use The Senses To Ground Yourself In Recovery

In blog August 28th, 2020 No Comments

Recovering addicts tend to struggle to stay grounded and present. We obsess over the mistakes of the past and the potential catastrophes in the future. During recovery, one of the most important lessons is to live “just for today.” Living in the present is so important because it is impossible to recover in anything but…


5 Ways To Prevent Bad Dreams As A Recovering Addict

In blog August 26th, 2020 No Comments

Many recovering addicts struggle every night with bad dreams and nightmares. There are a number of reasons for this. Some of us are battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dream about the traumas we went through. For others, including me, bad dreams are a side effect of psychiatric medication. The dreams that I have every…


Why You Need To Leave Your Narratives Behind

In blog August 10th, 2020 No Comments

When I started my addiction recovery, I was enamored by everything I was learning about myself. I learned that my parents’ own addictions had led to my abandonment issues. I learned that in becoming a parentified child, I had developed the need to control everything. There was so much more. It was like reading a…


The Benefits Of A Beginner’s Mind As A Recovering Addict

In blog July 24th, 2020 No Comments

One of the important mindfulness attitudes that Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks about is the Beginner’s Mind. As a recovering addict, having a beginner’s mind can transform your experience of life outside of rehab. Our minds have a remarkable ability to build up huge stores of information that we don’t have to consciously access. Without this ability,…


3 Types Of Breathing To Ground Yourself When In Distress

In blog July 20th, 2020 No Comments

When you are in alcohol and drug rehab, you learn the importance of breathing. Breathing is something we all do automatically, but when done with intention, it can be used to manage your feelings and cravings. Breathing has a number of purposes when you are in distress. At its simplest, it is a way of…


What To Look For In A Sponsor After Alcohol And Drug Rehab

In blog July 13th, 2020 No Comments

When leaving alcohol and drug rehab, you will be tasked with the responsibility of finding a sponsor. A sponsor will help you maintain your sobriety as you adapt to living in the outside world. To deal effectively with the challenges at hand, it is important to have someone who you can reach out to when…


How To Deal With The Anxiety Of Leaving Quarantine

In blog June 19th, 2020 No Comments

Spending weeks in quarantine was not part of anyone’s plans for 2020. But as stay-at-home orders are lifted, dealing with the anxiety of leaving quarantine might well be something you don’t feel prepared for. When I got into drug rehab, I wanted to recover and leave as quickly as possible. It was strange to hear…


Best Free Addiction Recovery Apps For Mobile

In blog June 15th, 2020 No Comments

Addiction recovery apps can be an incredible supplement to your recovery journey. Because addiction is a complicated disease, recovery does not end when you leave rehab. On the contrary, rehab is the start of your journey. When you are working through an outpatient program, or are getting back to your regular routine, addiction recovery apps…

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