How to Slow Down When You’re Overwhelmed in Recovery

How to Slow Down When You’re Overwhelmed in Recovery

When we get sober, we straighten out mentally, spiritually and physically. We learn to handle our problems with a different attitude. However, life continues to happen, and life at times can be downright overwhelming. Even the most spiritual people on the planet go through trials and tribulations, and it’s no different for someone working on […]

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 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 […]

Common Beliefs About Recovery – And Why They’re False

“If you’re sober, you’re boring.” “I’m just not meant to be in recovery. I’m meant to stay addicted for the rest of my life.” “If you relapse, you’re a failure.” “I’m in too much pain to get better. My life is supposed to be like this.” It’s amazing the lies that we tell ourselves – […]