How Does Easter Relate to Addiction and Mental Health?

For some people, holidays are good times of the year to spend quality time with family members and friends. But, for other people, holidays can be the worst times of the year. Why? Family gatherings and social functions can be stressful. They might be reminders of unsettling past memories. It is not uncommon to be [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Blog, Recovery, Stress Management, Strong Relationships and Addiction Recovery, Thinking Distortions|Comments Off on How Does Easter Relate to Addiction and Mental Health?

Your Marriage and Your Recovery – What You Should Know

Your Marriage and Your Recovery – What You Should Know   Your marriage and your recovery should be separate, right? So, why are they so intertwined? Chances are, you’ve got a lot of unknowns in your life right now, and if you’re married, you’re probably worried about what’s going to happen. It makes sense, so [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Blog, Strong Relationships and Addiction Recovery|Comments Off on Your Marriage and Your Recovery – What You Should Know

Relationships and Overcoming an Addiction – When is a Good Time?

Relationships and Overcoming an Addiction – When is a Good Time?   Relationships and overcoming an addiction often seem like they shouldn’t go together, and maybe they shouldn’t. After all, how can you fall in love if you can’t even take care of yourself and your needs in recovery? You’ve been spending a lot of [...]

By | November 6th, 2016|Blog, Strong Relationships and Addiction Recovery|Comments Off on Relationships and Overcoming an Addiction – When is a Good Time?

Your Relationship and Your Addiction – Which One Will Last Longer?

Your Relationship and Your Addiction – Which One Will Last Longer?   Your relationship and your addiction probably go hand-in-hand right now. After all, didn’t the two of you meet while you were using or drinking? Didn’t the two of you start spending time and become a couple when you were actively addicted? It might [...]

By | October 23rd, 2016|Blog, Strong Relationships and Addiction Recovery|Comments Off on Your Relationship and Your Addiction – Which One Will Last Longer?

Spending time with Others in Recovery – How it Helps

Spending time with Others in Recovery – How it Helps   Spending time with others in recovery might seem like a no-brainer when you’re trying to live clean and sober, but what are the true benefits of building a strong support group? If you don’t have many friends who are working on recovery just like [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|Blog, Strong Relationships and Addiction Recovery|Comments Off on Spending time with Others in Recovery – How it Helps

Your Loved Ones – Getting to know them again

Your Loved Ones – Getting to know them again   Getting to know your loved ones again can be pretty scary. Here you are, in recovery from your addiction, and now you need to face people who you have very likely hurt. You’re embarrassed and ashamed, and you’re feeling like maybe this isn’t going to be [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|Blog, Strong Relationships and Addiction Recovery|Comments Off on Your Loved Ones – Getting to know them again

Relationship Readiness in Recovery

Relationship Readiness in Recovery As you enter into an addiction rehab center program, you will be ready to learn about many things. You will be learning about changes that you will need to make to prevent a relapse. You will learn about how to prepare yourself for living a life in recovery. This will include [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Blog, Strong Relationships and Addiction Recovery|Comments Off on Relationship Readiness in Recovery

Your Partner’s Staying Power – You can Rely on it, Right?

Your Partner’s Staying Power – You can Rely on it, Right?   Can you rely on your partner’s staying power? Is it possible to depend on the love of your life to stick around while you’re working on overcoming your addiction? This is a pretty sticky situation, especially if you’ve been struggling with an addiction [...]

By | September 24th, 2016|Blog, Strong Relationships and Addiction Recovery|Comments Off on Your Partner’s Staying Power – You can Rely on it, Right?

Sober Network Improvements to Make

Sober Network Improvements to Make When you get into a detox program, you will get through the program and into recovery from there. At that point, you might attend further treatments at an addiction rehab center. You may do your recovery program at home or in addiction recovery meetings too. The important thing to remember [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Blog, Strong Relationships and Addiction Recovery|Comments Off on Sober Network Improvements to Make

Damaged Relationships–12 Step Concepts

Damaged Relationships--12 Step Concepts Damaged relationships are invariably among the most painful consequences of addiction. The damage can run wide and deep--from loved ones, to employers, and even the community. Our burden is to pick up the pieces in recovery somehow. It is a universal concern among all who seek addiction and recovery. Addiction leads [...]

By | September 17th, 2016|Blog, Strong Relationships and Addiction Recovery|Comments Off on Damaged Relationships–12 Step Concepts