Tag Archives: Isolation

Why Do I Feel So Misunderstood?

As you begin your recovery journey, there may be indications that make you realize that you feel misunderstood. Feeling your feelings for the first time can reveal a great deal, including knowing that being misunderstood is nothing new. Your self-perception of not fitting in or that everyone is out to get you may have kept […]

How to Prevent Relapse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With no vaccine to prevent the spread of COVID-19, businesses, schools, and places of worship are still being affected throughout the country. The limitations that are being implemented have not been natural to accept for many, making relapse too close for comfort. Anxiety, stress, and depression can all be prevalent with the ever-changing policies and […]

How Do I Connect to Others When I Physically Can’t?

human connection

Human touch is something that most humans crave in some capacity. You may not be the most touchy-feeling person, but a physical connection is typically an important aspect of life. Certain instances, like addiction, can keep you from being able to connect to humans in the way you should. Most recently, the global pandemic probably […]

Isolation Only Makes You Think of You

Coming out of the holidays is a huge proponent of wanting to isolate. With all of the overwhelming circumstances surrounding sobriety, family, presents, holiday gatherings, and loss that you pushed through with self-will and adrenaline, you may find yourself wanting to escape altogether from everything.  The problem that isolation creates is self-imprisonment because all you […]

Control Your Social Media Use

Control Your Social Media Use

Social media connects in ways that were never possible before but it also has some pretty significant drawbacks if you let it control your behavior. Social media platforms intentionally make their products as addictive as possible, which can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction, anxiety, and depression. At least two studies have found that Facebook, instead […]