Fear of Inadequacy

Fear of Inadequacy

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Fear is a natural part of our experience as human beings, and the common fears that so many of us struggle with are universal elements of human nature. Looking at the fears that many of us grapple with,…

Suffering from Chronic Depression

Suffering from Chronic Depression

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Addiction is often accompanied by mental health issues that we aren’t consciously aware of. We know we’re experiencing mental and emotional pain, but we don’t know why. For some of us, depression presents itself after an isolated incident.…

Fearing Our Vulnerability

Fearing Our Vulnerability

Many of us are culturally conditioned to think of vulnerability as a weakness. We’re afraid to open up to other people and confide in them lest they use that information against us. We’re afraid to divulge personal details about ourselves because we fear being judged, rejected or embarrassed. We close ourselves off to other people,…

Why is Addiction Stigmatized?

Why is Addiction Stigmatized?

Many of us struggling with addiction have at one time or another been confronted with all of the stigmas around addiction and the negative stereotypes about addicts. We ourselves may have been negatively stereotyped, judged, ridiculed or rejected because of our struggle with addiction. With addiction so common and widespread, why is it still so…

How Does Addiction Change Us?

How Does Addiction Change Us?

One of our biggest motivating forces to recover from our addictions is wanting to get back to who we were before addiction took over our lives. We want to rebuild the lives we lost. What are some ways in which addiction changes us? Addiction impacts us mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Mentally we can be…