Why Relapse Happens Before the First Drink

Why Relapse Happens Before the First Drink

Why Relapse Happens Before the First Drink You might hear in recovery “relapse happens before the first drink”. Relapse happening before the first drink refers to the headspace which is created before taking the first drink. Often, those who relapse have spent considerable time on negative thoughts which told them things were good when abusing …

Read More

Why Being Sick is Uncomfortable During Sobriety

Why Being Sick is Uncomfortable During Sobriety

Why Being Sick is Uncomfortable During Sobriety Early sobriety presents a number of challenges such as withdrawal symptoms, escaping triggers, and finding the urge not to pick up that drug or drink anymore. Another challenge that can come during sobriety is getting sick. It is important to continue taking care of yourself while you are …

Read More

How to Find 12 Step Meetings When Traveling

How to Find 12 Step Meetings When Traveling

How to Find 12 Step Meetings When Traveling While addiction recovery should be your primary focus, you are still allowed to live your life and have sober fun. Having a vacation when you are in early recovery does not give you an excuse to be on vacation from your recovery. There are many ways you …

Read More

Finding Strength in Surrendering

Finding Strength in Surrendering

Finding Strength in Surrendering The first step of the 12 Steps is “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.” This involves surrendering to your addiction. By surrendering to your addiction, you are admitting that your addiction is out of your control and that you need to place your control in …

Read More

How to Help a Friend Who Has Relapsed

How to Help a Friend Who Has Relapsed

How to Help a Friend Who Has Relapsed It is hard to watch your friend relapse after treatment. You were hoping that going to rehab would put your friend in the right direction. While you may want to be angry at your friend and feel like giving up on them, it is important to be …

Read More

Positive Affirmations

Positive Affirmations

Positive Affirmations Positive affirmations are positive and specific statements to help overcome negative thoughts. This can be useful if you are struggling with anything such as addiction or mental health. It is important to continue saying positive affirmations every morning so that you can wake up feeling happy with yourself. Positive affirmations have the power …

Read More

How to Break the Cycle of Addiction

How to Break the Cycle of Addiction

How to Break the Cycle of Addiction The addiction cycle is a cycle that repeats itself of the behaviors and actions that drug and alcohol users face. According to NHS, in 2015/2016, around 2.7 million Britons from ages 16-59 have used drugs in the past year. It is important to break the cycle of addiction …

Read More

Different Personality Disorders

Different Personality Disorders

Different Personality Disorders Personality disorders can occur in conjunction with mental health disorders, like mood disorders, or with substance use disorders, such as drug addiction. Schizoid Personality Disorder: Being indifferent to social relationships and have a limited range of emotional expression. Their social and emotional detachments prevent them from being close to anyone. This can …

Read More

Poetry Therapy

Poetry Therapy

Poetry Therapy Poetry therapy is using poems to heal your mental health and overall well-being. You can either use existing literature given to you by your therapist or creating their own poems that better express their emotions. Poetry therapy can help patients a creative outlook in expressing their emotions and helping therapists discover what their …

Read More