How to Overcome Negative Thoughts in Recovery

How to Overcome Negative Thoughts in Recovery

Recovering from a substance use disorder is as much a psychological process as it is physical. Those in recovery often find themselves battling within their own minds with negative thought patterns. Feelings of worthlessness eat away at one’s self-esteem. Often, negative thoughts can fuel crippling anxiety and depression, driving many people back to drugs. People […]

Most Common Non-Drug Addictions

process addiction

Most people who suffer from a process addiction never learn the term until they start seeking help. In fact, when it comes to the word “addiction,” most people tend to think of substance use disorders—that is, addiction to legal or illegal drugs. But there are also non-drug addictions. These are known as non-substance addictions, behavioral […]

How to Overcome Shame and Guilt in Recovery

shame and guilt

Shame and guilt are two self-conscious emotions that are typically seen as negative experiences. That being said, all people experience them. In fact, shame and guilt are incredibly common in addiction and recovery.  It’s important to know about each emotion and how both can impact your sobriety. Understanding the difference between shame and guilt—and how […]

Building Emotional Intelligence In Recovery

Building Emotional Intelligence In Recovery

Emotional intelligence (EI) is a key part of recovery because it helps you process emotions and build healthy relationships. In general, emotions play an incredibly large role in the decisions people make. In early recovery, your emotions may feel all over the place.  Many in recovery learn the hard way that you can’t be fully […]

How to Take Care of Yourself During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Take Care of Yourself

Taking care of yourself during the pandemic is critical to your physical and mental health—especially for people in recovery. Most of the world is still learning how to handle the pandemic that’s been a part of life since 2020. By now, one thing is clear—you are either your greatest ally or your own worst enemy […]

How To Identify and Deal With Emotional Triggers

How to Identify and Deal with Emotional Triggers

Our emotions are complex. They change all the time based on what’s happening in the world around us. When someone is in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse, one of the obstacles they face in situations in life that cause the urge to use again. Known as triggers, they can be the result of a […]

How To Feel Better When You’re Struggling With Depression


When you are struggling with depression, sometimes just getting through the day is a challenge. There are days when you don’t even want to get out of bed and just making breakfast and getting dressed may feel like big achievements. Don’t be too hard on yourself. If you are struggling with depression and substance abuse, […]

What Is Self-Care and Can It Help With Substance Abuse?


There’s no doubt more and more people today feel stressed. A Gallup poll found that 33% of people worldwide reported feelings of stress in 2022 – a record high. It’s no surprise, then, that the concept of self-care has gained more traction in recent years, as more people recognize its importance in maintaining health and […]