Valiant Living Blog

Defense Mechanisms

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Defense mechanisms offer protection from stress or anxiety by allowing the individual to adapt to internal conflict and… Read More


25 Affirmations to Use in Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Affirmations are short, powerful statements that help you overcome your negative thoughts, manifest goals, and empower yourself. Using… Read More


The Iceberg of Emotions

Friday, April 9th, 2021

We often experience emotions as an iceberg. In the conscious mind, above the water, we consider our feelings… Read More


Characterizing Your Thought Patterns

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

A key component of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is characterizing your maladaptive thoughts. Maladaptive thoughts are ways of thinking that… Read More


How to Say You’re Sorry

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

There always comes a point where we recognize we’ve made a mistake and we have to say those… Read More


How to Avoid Rumination

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Do you often find yourself replaying scenes from your past again and again in your mind? Is there… Read More


Shame and Guilt in Addiction

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Experiencing shame and guilt is a common part of addiction, recovery, and life itself. When you fixate on… Read More


How to Keep a New Year’s Resolution

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

With 2021 underway, it may be a good time to reevaluate your progress on your personal goals for… Read More


Why Should I Worry About the Wreckage of the Future?

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Now that you are putting some days together in your recovery, you can still cause some future wreckage…. Read More


Why Do I Feel So Misunderstood?

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

As you begin your recovery journey, there may be indications that make you realize that you feel misunderstood…. Read More