Learning to Let Go of the Past

Learning to Let Go of the Past

One of the things that can fuel our addictions is our attachment to the past and to the painful emotions that we’re holding onto from our past experiences. Being unable to let go of the past can cause us to seek refuge from our painful feelings in our addictive substances, relationships and behaviors. Sometimes we…

Deciding to Get Help

Deciding to Get Help

When we make the important decision to get help for our addictions, it usually comes after years of fear, indecision and putting off doing what we know we need to do for ourselves. We’ve been stuck for a long time, afraid to take the first step. We’re afraid we’ll fail. We’re afraid of doing the…

How Can I Prevent Myself from Relapsing?

How Can I Prevent Myself from Relapsing?

An unfortunate reality for those of us in recovery is that many of us do relapse, sometimes multiple times. There are some things we can do, however, to help prevent ourselves from relapsing. Here are a few suggestions. Consider treatment as the first step in recovery, not the last step. The work continues long after…

Believing in Yourself

Believing in Yourself

There are many things we can do to help ourselves during the addiction recovery process, and as important as these things are, such as therapy and professional treatment, they are only as helpful as we allow them to be with our mentality, outlook and perspective. Perhaps the most important thing we can do for ourselves…

Conquering Our Inner Demons

Conquering Our Inner Demons

Our inner demons are the term we give the insecurities, fears, anxieties and other issues that we become fixated on, that we feel control our minds. Our inner demons can dominate our inner dialogue, to the point where it can be hard to distinguish our true inner voice from the voice of our inner demons.…

Reasons We Put Off Getting Help

Reasons We Put Off Getting Help

Many of us struggle with the decision to get help, and there are different reasons why we put off getting help even when we know we need to. For some of us it may be a combination of things. We can be consumed by fear. We might be in denial. We might be convinced our…