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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...

Coming Out of Our Isolation

Coming Out of Our Isolation

For many of us, living with addiction has been a very isolating experience. We’ve essentially been alone with our drug or behavior of choice. There are many different reasons why we isolate. Sometimes we’re ashamed of the mistakes we’ve made and the ways in which we’ve hurt other people....

Maintaining Our Serenity

Maintaining Our Serenity

Living with addiction and mental health issues means we’re often confronted with things and people that challenge our serenity and sense of peace. We’re presented with things that make us feel uncomfortable, stressed, anxious, angry, even depressed. Addiction creates all kinds of challenging situations in our lives, frustrating daily...

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...

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