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Self Care in Family Recovery

Finding Joy on the Journey to Family Recovery: Self-Care Tips While Supporting an Addicted Loved One or Friend

After accepting the reality of chemical dependency and learning to love an addicted loved one or friend without enabling, you may find yourself asking, “Will life ever be ‘normal’ again? How can I find happiness when things seem so hard?” It’s a great question—and one that doesn’t come with easy...

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Decluttering Your Sober Life: Benefits of Organization During Recovery

You’ve probably heard about the clutter-anxiety-depression link. Put simply, an excess amount of “stuff” leads to chronic stress. It can be a vicious cycle: Disorganization fuels anxiety, which leads to depression, which lends itself to more disorganization. While you may not have associated this cycle with your recovery from...

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...

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 Meditation Can Help Us in Our Recovery

How Meditation Can Help Us in Our Recovery

Meditation has many benefits for dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, as well as for helping us in our addiction recovery. One of the greatest misconceptions about meditation is that its primary aim is to empty the mind of all thoughts, and while this is possible,...

Learning to Be Less Hard on Ourselves

Learning to Be Less Hard on Ourselves

When struggling with addictions and mental health issues, one of our common habits that actually contributes to our difficulties is being too hard on ourselves. We criticize ourselves overly harshly. We speak and think about ourselves in disparaging ways. We beat ourselves up, mentally, emotionally and physically. We 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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