How Do I Learn to Accept Myself?

How Do I Learn to Accept Myself?

Self-acceptance is one of the most important elements of emotional healing and addiction recovery. Without it, we set ourselves up to repeat the same patterns of self-rejection that contribute to our lack of self-worth and fuel our addictions. Self-acceptance is hard for many of us. We feel our mistakes and regrets are too shameful to…

How to Have a Sober Labor Day

How to Have a Sober Labor Day

Labor Day is a time for celebrating the accomplishments you have made either in the office or at home. It can be pressuring to have fun and get loose whenever you are celebrating. It is important to maintain your sobriety during your Labor Day celebration to avoid a relapse. Labor Day is a time when…

Geriatric Depression

Geriatric Depression

We may just viewed people who are depressed as young people who are dealing with the stresses of school or finding a job or supporting their family. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than two million people ages 65 and older have some form of depression. It is important that depression is…

What Makes Someone Depressed

What Makes Someone Depressed

Having depression is a serious mental illness. You could be depressed for one particular reason, a variety of reasons, or maybe you do not even know yourself. It is important to find out what the trigger is to your depression so that you know what to tell a therapist when you go into treatment. Depression…

How Drugs Affect You Negatively

How Drugs Affect You Negatively

When you see people on drugs and alcohol in the media, you may see someone relaxed and having the time of their life. Maybe you have family members and friends who do drugs that tell you that drugs are no big deal. Drugs can have both short-term and long-term effects that can ruin your life…