You have worked hard to get sober and maintain your health and wellness after long-term drug or alcohol use. A relapse can undo the progress you’ve made by causing you
Though everyone with substance misuse disorders moves through recovery at different rates, the longer you spend in treatment, the greater your odds will be of successfully embracing a sober lifestyle.
Especially in early recovery, it’s important to do your best to spend the majority of your time with friends and loved ones who will influence you in a positive way.
Empathy, or the ability to step into the shoes of another person and feel what he or she is feeling, is often hijacked by addiction. This is because it’s often
Experts almost universally advise against making any major life changes in the first year of sobriety – and this includes dating or starting a new relationship. This isn’t to say
If you’re in rehab, it’s likely that talk therapy – between you and a therapist, social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist or an addiction counselor – has been part of your recovery
Recovery is a long, winding path with ups and downs, successes and disappointments, progress and back-sliding. While relapse is common – the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that about
Considering starting a recovery journal? It’s a smart addition to your overall recovery plan. That’s because the act of journaling is a great way to process your emotions, release stress
By now, you’re likely not too surprised to hear that exercise is an important part of the addiction recovery process. Yoga mats and fitness equipments are becoming mainstays of many rehabs