Tag Archives: Addiction Recovery

Two Faces of Denial

faces of denial

Denial is something that can not just stifle the development of new sober practices but also compromise one’s sense of self-worth, leading one to unnecessarily belittle themselves — even in the face of progress. Addressing denial in recovery is a topic that will come up throughout one’s journey, but it won’t always present itself in […]

Tips for Participating in Group Therapy

Group therapy can help you heal collectively. By sharing your experiences with others who may have had similar situations or coping mechanisms, you can not only grow together but also learn a lot about yourself in the process. Overall, group therapy should be a time for creating connections and fostering community. Avoid Projection One of […]

Do You Have a Process Addiction?

A process addiction is when a favorite pastime becomes problematic. Instead of indulging periodically in moderation with your favorite things, they become excessive and destructive. Some examples of process addictions include eating, exercise, gambling, sex, video gaming, shopping, and pornography. Each of these behaviors may supplement your lifestyle and bring joy, but when we engage […]

Maintaining Relationship Intimacy

Are you having difficulty becoming or staying aroused? There are several psychological and biological factors that may be contributing to this roadblock. Most of the time this sort of situation is out of your control. So how do you take back control of the intimacy you experience in your relationship? Recharge your libido with these […]

How to Collaborate with Your Medication Prescriber

Do you find it hard to be honest with your medication prescriber? Are you sometimes missing doses either unintentionally or intentionally? Do you wish you had better communication about your health with your healthcare providers? To break down the barriers that often exist between patient and provider, we suggest you take the initiative early on […]

5 Tenants of Recovery from Alcoholism and Addiction

Millions of people who struggle with alcoholism or addiction want recovery but do not fully understand the concept. They often imagine that recovery includes white-knuckling through urges to drink or use drugs again, while still staying the same person they were when their troubles began. A full recovery program should address multiple areas of an […]

How the Great Outdoors Can Help Your Recovery

According to Harvard Medical School, Americans spend approximately 90% of their lives indoors, with the percentage increasing as a person ages. Such a sedentary life lends itself to poor physical health but also can be harmful to someone who is already prone to mental health issues like depression. Spending more time outside offers benefits to […]

Setting Boundaries for Your Sobriety

Now that you’re in recovery, it’s vital to be proactive in setting boundaries for yourself. This includes protecting your health by being outspoken with your social circle about what you will and will not do. Your friends and family might know that you’re in recovery, but they may not know exactly what that entails. They […]

How Keeping a Journal Improves Your Mental Health

If you don’t write in a journal because you associate it with the dramatic emotions of a teenage girl writing in her diary, think again. Keeping a journal is an excellent way to deal with the difficulties of living with a mental health diagnosis. Regular journal-writing has been proven to be beneficial. Give yourself time […]

Do You Have Adult Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Many people associate attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with children, but many adults struggle with ADHD as well. ADHD typically starts in childhood, but the condition is often not medically recognized until the person becomes an adult. Symptoms for Adult ADHD can range from minimal to severe but often include: Impulsive actions Difficulty focusing on one […]