Solving Isolation Problems Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Talk to Your Sponsor, Go to an Online Meeting Isolation is dangerous for people in recovery. Unfortunately, the spread of COVID-19 has forced much of the nation, and the world, into some form of isolation in order to slow the spread of the disease. With the persistent spread of the Coronavirus, health officials and others […]

Organization Skills for Sobriety and Wellbeing

Organization is a skill that doesn’t come naturally to most people. It must be learned and practiced before it can shape and improve your life. When your life becomes overrun by substance abuse, a sense of chaos becomes a prominent theme. Whether it be a lack of time management skills, a messy home, or the […]

Cultivating Honesty Between Yourself and Others

Addiction usually requires that we learn to lie regularly. This dishonesty can come in many forms. We lie to ourselves by denying that we have a problem, and we lie to others by hiding our substance abuse. Eventually, even the most naturally honest people may become skilled and habitual liars through the process of addiction. […]

Finding Peace Through Compassion in Recovery

The Dalai Lama once said, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” While we often think of compassion as being an inherent trait, it can be cultivated and strengthened over time. Spiritual philosophy has long advocated for the many benefits of compassion, both for the […]

Resilience is More Than Just Beating the Odds to Create Change

Life change is hard. Transitions are difficult and life is all about transitions. People transition from work to home to personal relationships to all kinds of places every single day. When people are dealing with addiction recovery, they are giving themselves an opportunity to learn how to deal with change. Resilience is the opportunity to […]

How Does the 12-Step Model Support Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Approaching dual diagnosis treatment takes a lot of care and concern for multiple parts of a person’s journey in recovery. Holding a person’s story who has experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, pain, loss, and many other things can be difficult because these may all be factors in their addiction journey. The 12-Step process is designed to […]

5 Ways to Help Your Relationships Thrive

A great deal of research has been conducted to confirm what most of us already know: strong relationships are an important part of a healthy, happy life.  Humans thrive on connection and the feeling of belonging, and isolation and loneliness have been tied to higher rates of various mental and physical ailments.  However, maintaining healthy […]

Finding Success in 12-Step Programs: Everything You Need to Know

12-Step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) continue to show high success rates for those who work the program – and if you’re ready to take your recovery to new heights, 12-Step programs may give you just the push you need. “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot […]

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