Category: recovery

How Can We Feed Our Recovery?

How Can We Feed Our Recovery?

Recovery is all about stopping substance use, right? Actually, recovery is about healing holistically—mind, body, and soul—not simply abstaining from substances. Within our recovery, we will address all aspects of our being, and learn new tools and habits to become …

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Why Is Sleep So Important in Healing?

Why Is Sleep So Important in Healing?

Substance use takes its toll on our bodies in so many ways. But one of the things that impact us as much mentally as it does physically is sleep dysfunction. From the absolutely frustrating and mentally taxing insomnia to being …

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Why Do I Feel Grief in Recovery?

Why Do I Feel Grief in Recovery?

Absolutely, we made the right decision in choosing recovery. Our lives were in shambles, and we were barely functioning the way we were. Yet now we are conflicted, feeling down and longing for our substance-use days, or at least the …

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What Is Emotional Sobriety?

What Is Emotional Sobriety?

Substance use has a way of making us realize that we need treatment, that sobriety becomes necessary. There are behaviors and consequences that become apparent to others, if not ourselves directly. However, have we considered that we may also need …

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How Can I Set Boundaries in My Life?

How Can I Set Boundaries in My Life?

There are those in our lives who are well-meaning, but always seem to try to take care of us, to make excuses for our behaviors, and enable our substance use. There are others who are always angry with us and …

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How Art Heals Us

How Art Heals Us

Humans have long created and appreciated art. Our creativity bubbles up from within, and we find ways to express our innermost feelings, without even using a single word. We know this, we create whole museums and other venues to celebrate …

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Is EMDR the Right Therapy for Me

Is EMDR the Right Therapy for Me?

There are many different forms of therapy. Each of their methods and goals differs, which is helpful since each of us is different and have different stories and life experiences. The ideal is to be able to choose from various …

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Healing With Nature

Healing With Nature

Something appeals to us about a beautiful sunset, the waves constantly rolling into shore, or a peaceful spot in the forest surrounded by stoic trees, with the sunlight gently filtering down. Humans have long enjoyed a connection with nature that …

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What is Radical Acceptance

What is Radical Acceptance?

There is a lot of talk about acceptance in recovery. Most of the time, we use the terms “acceptance” and “approval” as synonyms. For example, we think that in order to accept ourselves, we must also approve of the mistakes …

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Can I Really Change My Life

Can I Really Change My Life?

We seem to have hurt or disappointed nearly everyone in our lives. Our career may have been affected by our substance use, and all of our relationships certainly have been affected. Some of us have faced legal issues, possibly have …

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