The Unsustainable Lifestyle of Addiction

The Unsustainable Lifestyle of Addiction

Many of us struggling with addiction continue our patterns for years before we realize we simply can’t live like that anymore. We’ve been perpetuating toxic and dangerous cycles full of self-hatred and self-destruction. When we’re mid-cycle, we tend to think we’ll be able to manage. We find ways to get away with all the self-harm.…

Isolation and Addiction

Isolation and Addiction

Addiction is one of the most loneliest diseases that any human can face. The shame and the fear of letting anyone in will close you off from everyone while you are under the influence. By confronting your addiction head on, you will be able to maintain your close personal friendships again. There are many reasons…

Enabling Vs. Helping

Enabling Vs. Helping

Helping is when you aid someone to get on the right track in their recovery and persuade them to get treatment. Enabling is when you are unknowingly supporting someone’s addiction thinking you are protecting them from getting in trouble with the law or other consequences. It is important to know the difference between helping and…

How Can I Overcome Temptation?

How Can I Overcome Temptation?

One of the biggest challenges in our recovery begins when we’ve completed treatment, when we’re no longer being supervised in an environment with no access to our addictive substance or behavior of choice. When we return home and are starting to reintegrate back into our regular lives, a potential threat to our sobriety is the…

How Can Community Service Help Me?

How Can Community Service Help Me?

Being in a recovery treatment program can provide us with the community and companionship we’ve been missing while living with addiction. When we’ve been isolating ourselves, ending relationships and struggling emotionally, community is often the last thing we think we need. Sometimes we’re prideful and determined to prove to ourselves and others that we can…

How Can Group Therapy Help Me?

How Can Group Therapy Help Me?

The recovery process can be a rigorous and demanding process, full of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual challenges that are often brand new to us. We can find ourselves overwhelmed and anxious with the whole undertaking. One of the things designed to help us through the process is group therapy, which like individual therapy, can…