How to Have a Sober New Year’s Eve

How to Have a Sober New Year’s Eve

We may see in television shows and movies that crowds celebrate New Year’s Eve by popping champagne when the ball drops and drinking other alcoholic drinks before the year is over. But what if you were an alcoholic and are trying to quit? It is important to know that you do not need alcohol in…

Pharm Parties

Pharm Parties

Adults may know teen parties for loud music, dancing, and playing games. An element that they may not be aware of is having a pharm party where teens take a mix of prescription drugs from a bowl. It is important that parents are aware of these kinds of parties to prevent their kids from making…

Creating Stillness Within Ourselves

Creating Stillness Within Ourselves

When we’re struggling with addictions and mental health issues, it can be rare that we feel stillness and a sense of peace within ourselves. We feel at odds with ourselves. We feel consumed with inner turmoil and internal conflict. Our thoughts race. We’re filled with anxiety. Our minds are overly active and it’s hard to…

How Can We Reprogram Our Subconscious Minds?

How Can We Reprogram Our Subconscious Minds?

When we’re working towards recovery, one of the most important things we can do is reprogram our subconscious mind, which governs 95% of our reality –the majority of our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, patterns and cycles. It is basically the foundation for our manifestation. It’s where all of our emotional information is stored – our fears,…

Redefining Fun During the Holiday Season

Redefining Fun During the Holiday Season

When we think of the holidays, many of us picture parties and special events full of drinking. It’s hard for us to think of celebration or fun without drugs and alcohol. When we are in recovery, getting through the holidays successfully, and actually enjoying them, means creating new associations and finding new sources of enjoyment.…

How Can I Stop Self-Sabotaging?

How Can I Stop Self-Sabotaging?

Our patterns of self-sabotage and self-destructiveness are often caused by our fears, our internal feelings of inadequacy, self-doubt, self-rejection and self-blame. We hold ourselves back and keep ourselves small because we feel that’s all we deserve. We haven’t yet actualized our potential or seen the value of our worth. To stop our cycles of self-sabotage,…

How Can I Use Mindfulness to Work with my Sadness?

How Can I Use Mindfulness to Work with my Sadness?

Sadness is a natural, common human emotion, and those of us living with addiction and mental health issues are no strangers to it. We experience sadness from the pain of our traumatic experiences, from our relationships, from the losses we’ve sustained. Learning to work with our sadness consciously and mindfully enables us to move through…