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Sometimes It's The Small Things

Often times, treatment for substance and alcohol abuse can focus on big picture issues.  This can include working on a marriage strained under the pressures of addiction, the need to change an unsustainable work environment, deciding that one can no longer stay sober and live in their home, and many others.  These issues are very important and need their due attention, but at times, one may take comfort in focusing on the small things:

This can mean stopping everything for a cup of tea.

This can mean calling an old friend and making them laugh.

This can mean listening to your favorite song or album, laying on the carpet and breathing deeply, or doing a few minutes of yoga.

Though they may seem small, these brief moments of respite can offer you just enough grace to make it through the challenges that are presented and have one more sober day.

Chad K. Cox PsyD
AToN Center 888-535-1516