Man exhibiting the classic signs of alcoholism

Signs of Alcoholism

Various signs of alcoholism exist to help you identify if your loved one is struggling with alcohol abuse. Sometimes alcohol abuse is easy to recognize if the person has a severe problem. However, in other cases, the person may attempt to hide their abuse by drinking in isolation. What appears to be minor abuse can…

Woman receiving counseling for both trauma and addiction

Trauma and Addiction

Did you know that one person’s unpleasant experience is another one’s traumatic incident? This understanding illustrates that trauma is highly unique to the person. When you experience it, therapy can help you with processing the event. Without help, you might be facing ongoing trauma and addiction. You Can’t Just Get Over It Childhood abandonment, death,…

Debilitating Fear of the Future

Debilitating Fear of the Future

Of all the things we tend to be anxious about, our fear of the future might be one of the most common and also among the most debilitating. To have some anxiety about the uncertainty of the future is normal. We question the unknown. The unpredictable can be scary. Many of us take comfort in…

Self-Love and Recovery

Self-Love and Recovery

The more work we do in our recovery, the more we learn that our emotional issues are at the root of our addictive patterns, and if we’re to heal from our addictions, we need to heal from these issues in our lives. One of our most common issues, practically a staple in human nature, is…

The Importance of Focus in Recovery

The Importance of Focus in Recovery

The more we learn about the power of our thoughts, the more we see firsthand that our focus determines our reality, and we have the ability to create the lives we want for ourselves by choosing our thoughts. What we focus on, we give our energy to, and when we direct our energy in positive…

How to Forgive Someone with Addiction

How to Forgive Someone with Addiction

Forgiveness can be hard to do when you have so much anger inside of you. When you know someone struggling with addiction, all you can think about when you look at that person is all the hurt they caused you. Practicing forgiveness is an important step in maintaining a relationship with a recovering addict to…

Unhealthy Boundaries and Addiction

Unhealthy Boundaries and Addiction

One element of our addiction recovery that we don’t always take the time to address is the prevalence of our unhealthy boundaries. We often are so eager to return to our regular routines, to see our family and friends, and to get on with our lives, that we don’t even think of our boundaries as…