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By: ebarbour

Why the Question, “Why Don’t You Drink?” Feels Hard to Answer

When you overcome addiction and get on the road to recovery, you look forward to a sober future. However, to continue...

Summer Is Over; Is Depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Setting In?

As the colder months begin, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) may occur. If you are feeling depression setting in and it’s still...

Transitioning Back into the “New Normal” of COVID-19 While in Recovery

After a year spent adjusting to restrictions and new regulations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you might finally feel...

4 Signs My Loved One is Doctor Shopping

Sometimes managing mental health and substance use disorders requires medication. While initially, it might help your loved one, taking prescription medication...

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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...

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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...