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How to Spend New Years Sober

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: December 11, 2021Updated: December 1, 2021The whole idea of a sober New Years is difficult to imagine for many people, especially for those who have only recently gone into recovery. Obviously, there are some big challenges for those of us who wish to remain sober on New Year’s Eve. Fortunately, there are techniques you…

coping with loneliness

Coping with Loneliness

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: June 25, 2021Updated: June 28, 2021Loneliness is one of the emotions we associate with negativity. We don’t want to feel it, so we reject it and do whatever we can not to have to feel it. For many of us, it can be a driving factor behind our addictions. We’re afraid to be lonely,…

anxiety and addiction

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Addiction

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: May 24, 2021Updated: May 24, 2021The more you learn about yourself and your addiction, the more you discover how interconnected your addictions and mental health issues are. One of the most common mental illnesses so many people struggle with is anxiety. Anxiety and addiction are often related, and for many people, they fuel each…

Telling Others You Have a Mental Illness

Telling Others You Have a Mental Illness

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 24, 2019Updated: March 12, 2021It can be hard to tell others that you have a mental illness because of the giant stigma surrounding it. You can be afraid that people will treat you differently, be cautious of you, or make you feel inferior. By telling those that you trust about your mental illness,…

How to Forgive Someone with Addiction

How to Forgive Someone with Addiction

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 23, 2019Updated: March 12, 2021Forgiveness 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…

How Can Decluttering Help Me in Recovery?

How Can Decluttering Help Me in Recovery?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 22, 2019Updated: August 4, 2020A popular wellness trend is decluttering, clearing away the chaos and confusion in our physical spaces, in our lives, and in our minds. When we declutter, we take mindful steps to simplify both our surroundings and our internal environment. We look at what elements are holding us back, in…

Why Do We Resist Getting Help?

Why Do We Resist Getting Help?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 20, 2019Updated: August 4, 2020When we’re struggling with addiction, the logical thing would be to want to get help for the illness that is destroying our lives. When we have a broken bone or any other medical issue, we get help. Why do we so often resist getting the help we need to…

What Does Your Best Life Look Like?

What Does Your Best Life Look Like?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 13, 2019Updated: August 4, 2020When we’re recovering from our addictions and mental health issues, it can really help to start visualizing the lives we want for ourselves, to help us work to manifest them. Very often we get caught up dwelling on our painful pasts, or on our current difficult circumstances. We tend…

How Can I Make Reintegration Easier on Myself?

How Can I Make Reintegration Easier on Myself?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 7, 2019Updated: August 4, 2020When working through the reintegration process, we’ll want to treat ourselves with as much patience, compassion and understanding as we possibly can. We’re dealing with new forms of stress that we’ve never experienced before. We’re approaching our old lives with huge changes in our consciousness and our awareness. We’re…