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Why Is Substance Use Common in the Military?

The stress of deployment coupled with the military’s unique culture poses many risks related to substance use. According to the National...

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Benefits of Journaling in Addiction Recovery

Journaling in recovery can be a very powerful tool in the healing process. While there are a variety of different ways...

self-perception

How to Change Your Self-Perception in Addiction Recovery

Your self-perceptions are often instilled within you before you have a say in them. After years of substance use, you may...

stigma and addiction

Addiction and Stigma

Stigmas surrounding substance use disorder (SUD) and addiction have long presented inaccurate beliefs about addiction. Stigma also has prevented many who...

shedding self-doubt and addiction

Shedding Self-Doubt in Addiction Recovery

Everybody will encounter self-doubt at some point in their life. However, when you defer to feelings of self-doubt often, it can...

trauma bonding and addiction recovery

Trauma Bonding and Its Impact on Addiction Recovery

Coping with past trauma, managing substance use and dealing with forms of neglect or physical abuse can perpetuate behaviors that tolerate...

sober summer

Planning for a Sober Summer

Summertime is a season of revitalization and energy. During summer, the weather is warm, friends, family and students get time off,...

hopelessness in recovery

How to Spot and Overcome Hopelessness in Recovery

During addiction recovery, experiencing feelings of loneliness can happen at any point and interfere with your progress. Persistent loneliness can create...

alcoholism and veterans

Alcoholism: Its Influence and Relationship with Veterans

Alcoholism in veterans is a common and severe problem. Veterans show higher rates of alcoholism on a regular basis compared to...

breaking up with your sponsor

When to “Break Up” with a Sponsor

A big part of recovery is rebuilding and reestablishing the relationship you have with yourself and others. However, it can be...