Isolation and Addiction

Isolation and Addiction

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: January 30, 2019 Updated: March 12, 2021 Addiction is one of the most loneliest diseases that any human can face. The shame and the fear of letting anyone in will close you off from everyone while you are under the influence. By confronting your addiction head on, you will be able…

How is Therapy Beneficial in Recovery?

How is Therapy Beneficial in Recovery?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: January 1, 2019 Updated: March 12, 2021 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…

How Do We Harm Our Mental Health?

How Do We Harm Our Mental Health?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: December 25, 2018 Updated: March 12, 2021 Many of us struggling with addiction also struggled with mental health issues long before we became aware of our addictions setting in. We may have been living with mental illnesses since childhood, often without realizing it. What are some ways in which we harm…

The Importance of Hope

The Importance of Hope

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: December 24, 2018 Updated: March 12, 2021 Living with addiction can mean going through times where we struggle so much that we give up hope. We lose our ability to see a future for ourselves with joy, faith and optimism. Giving up hope can be a sign we’ve fallen into depression.…

Why Do We Enable Each Other’s Addictions?

Why Do We Enable Each Other’s Addictions?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: December 17, 2018 Updated: August 4, 2020 Many of us living with addiction often find ourselves in relationships with other addicts. This often happens because like attracts like; we attract to us what we are experiencing internally. We manifest our circumstances, including our relationships, based on our energy and beliefs. We…

How Can We Learn from Our Patterns?

How Can We Learn from Our Patterns?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: December 12, 2018 Updated: March 12, 2021 Many of us have a way of repeating our patterns unconsciously without realizing it. We perpetuate toxic and self-destructive patterns in recurring cycles. Our issues repeat themselves until we’re able to learn from them. Until we realize this, we tend to blame our issues…