How is Solitude Good for Us?

How is Solitude Good for Us?

Living with addiction and mental health issues can cause us to isolate ourselves, out of fear, shame and embarrassment. Self-isolation can be especially harmful to our health and can cause our conditions to worsen. Solitude, on the other hand, can be powerfully beneficial to our healing and recovery. What is the difference between solitude and…

Why is Isolation So Harmful?

Why is Isolation So Harmful?

Those of us living with addiction and mental health issues are no strangers to isolating ourselves. Many of us go to great lengths to avoid people and having to interact with them. We find ways to survive on a daily basis without venturing out in public. For example, we have everything delivered to our homes…

How is Therapy Beneficial in Recovery?

How is Therapy Beneficial in Recovery?

When we’re living with addiction, we’re often struggling with multiple different underlying issues. We have unresolved trauma, unaddressed stress, and untreated mental health conditions. Our substance abuse and addictive behaviors are only part of our problem, and usually they are covering up deep mental and emotional pain. Therapy is a powerful way to finally address…

Coping with Loneliness

Coping with Loneliness

Loneliness 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, so we distract ourselves with dating…

How Do I Know if I Have Unhealed Trauma?

How Do I Know if I Have Unhealed Trauma?

A great many of us have endured traumatic experiences, and many of us have yet to heal from them. How can we know if we still have unhealed trauma that we haven’t resolved? The answer to this question lies in examining our patterns – our behavioral patterns, our emotions, our thought patterns, our relationships and…