The Role of Emotional Regulation in Recovery

The Role of Emotional Regulation in Recovery

It is normal to lose control of your emotions from time to time. However, these emotions can sometimes go awry. The process of addiction recovery requires you to find a balance between feeling your feelings, not letting those emotions overwhelm you, and not suppressing those emotions. Feelings can be tricky, and lots of times, people…

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The Dangers of Overthinking

The Dangers of Overthinking

Overthinking, especially if you are struggling with addiction or mental illness, can pose a serious danger. Overthinking may be exceptionally common when struggling with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD). The difference between occasional everyday anxiety and GAD is GAD causes you to feel incredibly worried and nervous about most things, even things that have little cause…

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Should You Consider Sober Living?

Should You Consider Sober Living?

Sober living is not for everyone, and weighing the pros and cons is necessary for deciding if it is the appropriate option for you. Perhaps you associate sober living with standard treatment methods for addiction recovery. You might think that clients will automatically enter into a 12-Step program in a sober living community or fitted…

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Connecting With Others Through Recovery

Many have referred to addiction as the disease of isolation. This is because struggling with addiction, entering into treatment, and even living a life of recovery can all be very lonely seasons of life.  Struggling with addiction can be particularly isolating, as it can be difficult for family members and loved ones to understand what…

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The Power of a California Adventure in Recovery

The Power of a California Adventure in Recovery

Many studies conducted over the past decade indicate that humans today as a whole have become incredibly disconnected from nature. This disconnection has increased even further with the technological advances in the past decade alone. People spend more time on their phones than taking in their surroundings. This disconnect has caused both mental and physical…

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The Importance of “Me Time”

The Importance of “Me Time”

Admittedly there are several reasons why being alone during recovery can be difficult and even dangerous. For starters, spending time alone leaves people with many thoughts, which can often be negative. For instance, you may begin thinking about past mistakes, failures, or regrets during these times of loneliness. Thoughts such as these can increase feelings…

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Is California Sobriety a Thing?

Is California Sobriety a Thing?

If you have followed the stories of celebrities who have struggled with addiction, you may have heard specific methods or narratives they are questioning. Specifically, celebrity Demi Lovato used the term “California Sober” to describe her sobriety and recovery. At its core, the concept of being California Sober embodies the idea of abstaining from select…

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Big Pharma Complacency and the Drug Crisis

Big Pharma Complacency and the Drug Crisis

Factors influencing the ongoing drug crisis range from how accessible drugs have become over the years to how often they are prescribed in doctors’ offices across the county. Some may fail to consider the pharmaceutical company’s influence in today’s day and age. For years, there has been speculation that pharmaceutical policies neglect to properly serve…

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Relationships Between Sport-Related Injuries and Addiction

Relationships Between Sport-Related Injuries and Addiction

Research often focuses on the causations of addiction regarding our genetics, environmental influences, and general upbringing. We focus on the prevalence of suffering from addiction, based on how common it is within our family, peer pressure, or a number of other factors. One thing that we almost always fail to consider is if it is…

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