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How Can I Help Myself Reintegrate Back into Life?

How Can I Help Myself Reintegrate Back into Life?

When we are in recovery, especially after we’ve finished a treatment program, returning to our former lives can be a huge challenge for us. We’re confronted with all kinds of things that threaten our sobriety. We’re faced with addictive urges and compulsions. We have to interact with people who...

How Can Addiction Create Apathy?

How Can Addiction Create Apathy?

Addiction is so pervasive and all-consuming that it dominates our thoughts, emotions and behaviors until our lives are totally overtaken. One of the most destructive effects it can have is eradicating our sense of compassion and empathy. We become so consumed, obsessed even, with the subject of our addictions...

Why Does Addiction Make Us Reject Love and Support?

Why Does Addiction Make Us Reject Love and Support?

When we’re struggling with our addictions, many of us find ourselves in the most vulnerable place we’ll ever experience in our lives. We tend to fear this vulnerability as a sign of weakness, and when we’re feeling weak, we’re inclined to reject the love and support other people are...

What Do I Have to Offer the World?

What Do I Have to Offer the World?

Addiction recovery is about more than abstaining from our addictive substances and behaviors. It’s also about rediscovering ourselves, recreating our lives, and finding our purpose. Exploring our gifts and strengths can help us discover the unique things we have to offer the world. Focusing on these positive things can...

How Can I Use Journaling to Help Me in my Recovery?

How Can I Use Journaling to Help Me in my Recovery?

Journaling is powerful and effective tool that we can use in our healing and recovery. Writing about our difficult thoughts, emotions and experiences helps us to process, organize and manage them for ourselves. The writing process serves as a sort of release. When we write, everything we have buried...

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