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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...

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...

decision fatigue

Decision Fatigue and Addiction Recovery

Making decisions in early recovery, however big or small, can drain your energy. When incorporating your recovery regimen to work into...

first responders and behavioral health

First Responders: Getting Help for Behavioral Health

There is no question that there are significant risks in behavioral health consequences for first responders. Approximately 30% of first responders...

cognitive behavioral therapy, cbt

Controlling Worry: How to Respond to Signs of Generalized Anxiety Disorder Using CBT

Anxiety and worry are typical feelings experienced at different stages of life. However, when anxiety and worry become excessive, it can...

covid-19 and the holiday season

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Holiday Season

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered how we operate and move about our day. As the holiday season approaches, it is now...

motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing: Eliciting Behavioral Change

In early recovery and even at intervals after long-term recovery, you might exhibit feelings of combativeness, resistance, self-doubt and frustration. Any...