Living From a Place of Serenity

Living From a Place of Serenity

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: November 30, 2018 Updated: March 12, 2021 Living with addictions often means we’ve become accustomed to living with inner turmoil, serious conflict in our relationships, and very difficult life circumstances. Feeling calm and at peace can feel distant and impossible, but we can make the choice to prioritize serenity in every…

Can a Sponsor Help Me?

Can a Sponsor Help Me?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: November 30, 2018 Updated: March 12, 2021 Everyone’s recovery program will look different. Our experiences with addiction are totally unique to who we are, and so our experiences with recovery will be unique as well. One of the things that helps a great many of us, a common denominator in the…

Realizing We’re Not Alone

Realizing We’re Not Alone

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: November 28, 2018 Updated: March 12, 2021 Recovering from our addictions and mental health issues is one of the most challenging experiences of our lives. One of the things that can bring us comfort is realizing we’re not alone in our journey. There are so many others also in recovery who…

How Do I Know if I Need Treatment?

How Do I Know if I Need Treatment?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: November 28, 2018 Updated: March 12, 2021 If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The decision to get help with our addictions can be one of the hardest we’ll ever have to make, and it can be filled with fear, worry…

When We Use Addiction to Self-Medicate

When We Use Addiction to Self-Medicate

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: November 27, 2018 Updated: March 12, 2021 If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Sometimes when we’re thinking about addiction recovery, we are more focused on the addictive behaviors than on the underlying causes fueling those behaviors. Very often our addictions…

Finding Kindred Spirits

Finding Kindred Spirits

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: November 26, 2018 Updated: March 12, 2021 One of the most special parts about the addiction recovery process is finding kindred spirits along the way. We tend to feel very alone when we’re struggling with addictions, and we can feel just as alone when we’re working towards recovery. Many of us…