Why Does Shame Happen After Rehab?

Why Does Shame Happen After Rehab?

Shame is such a harmful emotion when it lingers around too long. It usually partners up with guilt to pummel you in recovery, just to remind you it is kicking butt and taking names. Active recovery requires looking at your baggage, including shame, and realizing there are ways to get rid of it that will…

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How Can I Have Fun at Night (but Stay Sober)? 

How Can I Have Fun at Night (but Stay Sober)? 

 Going out at night may be a thing of the past in recovery. Or is it? It does not necessarily have to stop you from having fun unless nightlife is triggering for you. If you are used to thinking going into the night is equated with drinking or using drugs, you may feel stressed to…

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What Does it Mean to Find Peace After Addiction? 

What Does it Mean to Find Peace After Addiction? 

 Recovery is not easy, but it is essential for people with addiction. It might mean medical detox, treatment for drugs or alcohol, or picking up some coping skills training. The time after rehab is the best time to focus on your needs and desires to stay clean and sober. Among them is the need to…

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How Can People in Recovery Build Their Resiliency Muscles?

How Can People in Recovery Build Their Resiliency Muscles?

 Pathways to recovery are many and varied, depending on the individual. One of the best ways to experience recovery is with resiliency to handle whatever comes your way. Resiliency research looks at how the brain is wired, especially regarding addiction and recovery, for renewal and reintegration of what it is learning. There is a shift…

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Why Self-Care is So Important for the Healing Journey

Why Self-Care is So Important for the Healing Journey

Learning how to live in recovery is something everyone has to discover on their own. Even when they feel like they might have it figured out, the work of recovery has so much more to offer. Self-care is part of the crucial journey. Self-awareness is important when assessing how to best take care of yourself…

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Bust These Signs of Stress for Good When They Get You Down

Bust These Signs of Stress for Good When They Get You Down

 Tension can be a difficult thing to address in recovery. It pops up unexpectedly and may linger for a while, depending on what is going on. The hidden signs of stress left unaddressed, can become triggers to use substances or some other means of coping. Even for people who have been in recovery awhile, stress…

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Why is Growth in Recovery So Challenging?

Why is Growth in Recovery So Challenging?

Attitudes toward growth in sobriety shift for people over time. Early on, they are seeking opportunities to grow at a rapid pace, constantly evolving into who they want to become. Eventually, this starts to slow down and they process who they are now and begin to see things differently. What was once a burden is…

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