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Woman journaling to reduce holiday stress
Despite the joys of the holiday season, some people find it difficult to enjoy it. Getting together with friends and family often leaves us nostalgic for what we don’t have or wish we had, and family dynamics can add tension and conflict to the mix. While the holiday season can be a difficult time for...
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Two women in recovery who have a healthy relationship.
After you have obtained sobriety, building healthy relationships may be one of the next goals you have on your recovery journey. Understanding healthy intimacy with others is essential, as well as knowing how you can reclaim connection, trust, and build healthy relationships during recovery. Why Are Healthy Relationships Important in Recovery? Developing interpersonal intimacy is...
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Two women outdoors enjoying coffee.
Coping skills are behavioral patterns that enable you to be less reactive to inevitable environmental stressors and more adept at navigating the ups and downs of day-to-day life. Unfortunately, addiction often robs us of healthy coping mechanisms, and one of the most important aspects of recovery is learning new, effective, and sustainable modes of coping. ...
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Woman going back to school while in sober living
You’re not alone if you are in sober living and trying to figure out your next steps. It can be tough to know what to do when you’re just starting to rebuild your life after achieving sobriety. The good news is that plenty of options are available to you. In this blog post, we will...
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Woman's hand holding a sparkler.
If you’re looking for sober activities for July 4th, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will discuss various fun and substance-free activities so that you can enjoy a fun, sober holiday on Independence Day. From watching fireworks to spending time with family and friends, there is something for everyone on...
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Woman outdoors in a sunny field of wildflowers getting vitamin D to combat summer depression.
Depression is a mood disorder that can cause intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness. While it can occur at any time, depression is often more pronounced during the winter months. However, there is also a form of depression that occurs during the summer months known as summer depression. This blog post will discuss how...
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Women volunteering at a food bank
One of the biggest challenges for people in early recovery can be feeling connected to others. When you are struggling with addiction, it can be difficult to find people who understand what you are going through, which can leave you feeling isolated and alone. Thankfully, there are many ways to connect with others in sobriety....
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Therapist holding a patient hand in a session
When it comes to substance use disorders, compassion is often the missing ingredient in the recovery process. Some people see addiction as a moral failing, and those struggling with addiction are often seen as weak or flawed. This attitude can be very damaging and can hinder recovery. However, compassion can help break down the barriers...
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Woman in a forest
It’s normal to feel guilty after doing something wrong, but what about feeling guilty for simply being who you are? Toxic shame is a type of guilt that goes beyond typical feelings of regret or remorse. Instead, it’s a deeply-rooted belief that you are inherently bad or defective as a person. This type of guilt...
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Woman writing in her journal.
When it comes to recovering from addiction, journaling is an often overlooked tool that can be highly beneficial to mental health. Journaling allows you to track your progress in recovery, document your thoughts and feelings, and set goals for yourself. This blog post will discuss the benefits of journaling for mental health and how to...
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