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What Can I Expect From My First Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting?

What Can I Expect From My First Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting?

If you have decided to attend your first Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, you have already taken a brave step in the right direction toward recovery. Maybe you have never been to AA before and feel a little intimidated or are unsure of what to expect. Taking the time to learn a little bit more about […]

PublishedTue. Mar. 26, 2024

Spring Cleaning for Your Mental Health

Spring Cleaning for Your Mental Health

The first day of spring is right around the corner on March 19th. This time of year is often associated with a type of cleansing and a fresh start. One season is ending and another is beginning. Moreover, this is a great time of the year to consider doing some spring cleaning.  When you hear […]

PublishedMon. Mar. 25, 2024

Treating Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder

Treating Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder

You may have heard of the condition seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a common disorder that causes some people to feel lethargic, down, and at times depressed during the winter months. This is typically caused by shorter days, increased darkness, and cold, unpleasant weather conditions. Further, there is also a lesser-known subtype of SAD […]

PublishedWed. Mar. 20, 2024

What Is Recovery Burnout and How Do I Avoid It?

What Is Recovery Burnout and How Do I Avoid It?

When you first begin your recovery journey, it is common to feel excited, motivated, and confident in your sobriety. You are beginning to enjoy the many gifts associated with sobriety and the things you have learned are all fresh on your mind. However, as time goes on, that motivation can wane a little bit. This […]

PublishedTue. Mar. 19, 2024

How Do I Set Healthy Boundaries in Recovery?

How Do I Set Healthy Boundaries in Recovery?

Setting healthy boundaries, especially in the early stages of your recovery, is very important. They allow you to determine what you are and are not comfortable with and to protect your own space. Many people think of boundaries in the physical sense, but healthy boundaries in recovery can also include mental and emotional boundaries as […]

PublishedWed. Mar. 13, 2024

Finding Joy by Breaking the Habit of Self-Comparison

Finding Joy by Breaking the Habit of Self-Comparison

The habit of self-comparison is a very common thing to fall into and it usually begins at a young age. Think back to when you took part in self-comparison for the first time. Maybe it was when you were just a child and a classmate of yours had a new toy that you wanted. While […]

PublishedTue. Mar. 12, 2024

What Do I Do if a Loved One Refuses Treatment?

What Do I Do if a Loved One Refuses Treatment?

It is really difficult to watch someone you really care about struggle with addiction. This can be even more painful when your loved one doesn’t think that they have a problem and doesn’t want to get help. It is normal to want to do everything that you can to help your loved one and encourage […]

PublishedWed. Mar. 6, 2024

Celebrating a Sober St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrating a Sober St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17th. This is a historical holiday that has been celebrated not just in Ireland but in countries around the world for many years. It is a day to observe the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and celebrate Irish culture. Many people often celebrate […]

PublishedTue. Mar. 5, 2024

Navigating Substance Abuse Counseling in Austin, Texas: Finding Your Path to Healing

Navigating Substance Abuse Counseling in Austin, Texas: Finding Your Path to Healing

Finding the right support is crucial. Substance abuse counseling, addiction counseling, and mental health services play pivotal roles in aiding individuals on their journey to recovery. But how do you navigate this complex landscape to find the right counselors and therapists locally?

PublishedMon. Mar. 4, 2024