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Overcoming Shame While in Recovery From Addiction

Overcoming Shame While in Recovery From Addiction

Many people may associate feelings of guilt, shame, and embarrassment with their past substance misuse. Even after seeking treatment for addiction and making amends for past mistakes, letting go of these things may be difficult. It is common to feel shame in the early stages of recovery, but with therapy and self-reflection, it can be […]

PublishedThu. Jun. 13, 2024

How to Explain Therapy and Mental Health to My Parents

How to Explain Therapy and Mental Health to My Parents

Today, we have many more resources on how to treat mental health conditions like depression and anxiety than we did 10-15 years ago. Many people from older generations grew up in a society that did not treat topics like therapy and mental health as seriously as it is treated today. Some were taught to keep […]

PublishedWed. Jun. 12, 2024

How Can Art Therapy Help Me Heal From Past Trauma?

How Can Art Therapy Help Me Heal From Past Trauma?

Many non-traditional treatment methods can be effective in healing from trauma and improving mental health. These are not meant to replace traditional therapy but rather complement and enhance them. Art therapy is a popular form of non-traditional treatment that allows individuals to express their feelings without verbal communication. If you’ve never given art therapy a […]

PublishedThu. Jun. 6, 2024

What to Do if You Suspect Someone Is Engaging in Self-Harming Behaviors

What to Do if You Suspect Someone Is Engaging in Self-Harming Behaviors

It is very painful to watch someone you care about struggle with depression and self-harm. Just like with watching someone you love struggle with addiction, you may feel as if you’re helpless. Self-harming behaviors can also be very difficult to understand if this is not an issue that you have personally struggled with before. You […]

PublishedWed. Jun. 5, 2024

How Do I Practice Forgiveness in Recovery?

How Do I Practice Forgiveness in Recovery?

When we are young, we are taught about the importance of saying sorry when we do wrong or when we hurt someone else. We know that making amends for mistakes and trying to do better is an important part of restoring and maintaining healthy relationships. However, perhaps there is often not enough discussion about forgiveness […]

PublishedSun. May. 26, 2024

Finding Things to Celebrate in May

Finding Things to Celebrate in May

A very important part of the recovery journey is learning to change your mindset and foster a more positive perspective. While this isn’t always easy, it can come more naturally when you make an effort to search for the good in the everyday. Celebrating even the smaller observances and lesser-known holidays of each month can […]

PublishedSat. May. 25, 2024

How Do I Recognize the Signs of Depression in My Teen?

How Do I Recognize the Signs of Depression in My Teen?

Like addiction, depression is a mental health disorder that can affect anyone of any age. Despite what some may believe, believe, teenagers are certainly not immune. In fact, teenage depression can be debilitating, affecting a teen’s behavior, physical health, daily functioning, and many more aspects of their life. This is why it is so important […]

PublishedMon. May. 20, 2024

Talking to Your Child About the Dangers of Opioid Misuse

Talking to Your Child About the Dangers of Opioid Misuse

Opioid misuse has been an increasingly serious issue throughout our county. It is destroying families and claiming lives far too soon. Everyone from teachers and coaches to parents must do their part in preventing the young and vulnerable in their lives from falling victim to opioid misuse and drug overdose. The best way to do […]

PublishedSun. May. 19, 2024

Why Is Good Self-Care So Important in Early Recovery?

Why Is Good Self-Care So Important in Early Recovery?

Self-care is very important for your overall health and is something that should be practiced by everyone. It is especially important for those who are in early recovery. In early recovery, you are learning new and more effective ways to manage stress, find balance in your life, and prioritize your mental health. These things take […]

PublishedMon. May. 13, 2024