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Actively Maintaining Daily Motivation in Recovery

Motivation is a core part of the recovery process and is necessary to employ coping strategies and push towards goals. However, while motivation is essential, it can feel like a finite resource that needs to be managed. Staying motivated can be exceptionally difficult, especially on such a mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging journey as addiction …

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Discovering Safety Outside the Recovery Sphere

“Safety” is a word used a lot throughout recovery. While it is undoubtedly an important component of substance abuse or mental health recovery, it can be difficult to define exactly what “safety” means to each individual. Exploring the different definitions of safety can help each person create safe environments outside of the recovery sphere. This …

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Confronting Conflict in Recovery

While one’s time in a recovery facility is tightly focused on creating a safe and secure environment, graduating, becoming an alumnus, and moving out of these facilities introduces new stresses and changes. Conflict, while unfortunate, is an inevitability throughout one’s journey to sobriety from the first step one takes into a detox program to their …

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How Can I Transition Back to School After Treatment?

With the beginning of the school year making its annual return, those who have been navigating their recovery over the summer may be met with some new hurdles. Returning to one’s school can be a difficult transition.  There can be several factors involved in reintegrating oneself into this sphere that can make this time incredibly …

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Overcoming Social Anxiety as an Alumnus

Graduating from an addiction recovery program and reingratiating oneself into the “real world” is worthy of celebration. However, joining new communities or engaging in social events outside of the recovery sphere can be difficult, especially for those who experience social anxiety.  While social anxiety can feel debilitating, there are ways for those in recovery to …

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What Is Dangerous About Hopelessness?

Hopelessness can be an intense emotional barrier that is prevalent throughout one’s recovery journey. For some, hopelessness can result in feelings of depression and self-criticism. Others may experience it as a disheartening feeling of defeat or inability to achieve one’s sober goals. While such overwhelming emotional turmoil is a difficult barrier to overcome alone, the …

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Creating Your Own Family in Recovery

Family is a major part of one’s life. The various relationships established with family members can influence an individual through each stage in their lives, working to establish norms, form opinions and viewpoints, and continue to impact an individual from childhood to adulthood.  However, families can take a number of different forms, and there is …

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How to Overcome Resentment

Resentment is corrosive to relationships, self-confidence, and sabotages your recovery. Everyone experiences bitterness at some point in their life. However, dwelling on resentment has the potential to derail your happiness by introducing doubt, shame, anger, or other negative emotions into your life. You have the chance to start a new chapter with rehabilitation and recovery. …

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