What is Self-Medicating?

What is Self-Medicating?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: February 15, 2019 Updated: August 4, 2020 If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Self-medicating is the term used to describe our use of addictive substances and behaviors to relieve our mental and emotional pain. Rather than actual medication or natural…

Why Do We Self-Sabotage?

Why Do We Self-Sabotage?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: December 18, 2018 Updated: March 12, 2021 Our addictions often bring along with them a host of other dangerous and destructive behaviors. Our addictions don’t function in isolation, meaning they are often part of a larger cycle of self-destructiveness and self-harm. Along with substance abuse, we often engage in reckless and…

Why Do We Fear Sobriety?

Why Do We Fear Sobriety?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: December 6, 2018 Updated: March 12, 2021 We experience many fears related to our addiction and recovery, and while it may seem perplexing that we would fear sobriety, many of us do in fact have a fear of what lies on the other side of our recovery. Because sobriety is our…