Seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD and seasonal depression, is a type of depression that affects individuals during specific seasons. In most cases, symptoms begin towards the end of fall or the beginning of winter and end in the spring. This disorder is known as winter depression or winter-pattern SAD. However, some individuals experience...Read More
You may be apprehensive about returning to work after treatment. Feeling nervous about your transition back to work is normal, but these tips can make the process less stressful. Tips for Returning to Work After Treatment Since stress can often be a trigger for relapse, it is important to make the return to work as...Read More
You have made the commitment to stay sober, but what do you do if your partner is still drinking around you? This can not only be difficult but may trigger a relapse. Now that you are sober, you may begin to see your partner differently. As you progress on your journey, the relationship you had...Read More
Stress is something we all have to deal with in some way. Someone in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction must be especially vigilant in coping with stress to avoid falling back into old habits of drinking or using drugs. Healthy coping methods accelerate a return to calm as opposed to numbing feelings. Not...Read More
Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction takes daily commitment and hard work. One helpful tool in the healing process is journaling. Journaling provides you the opportunity to express your frustrations, sorrows, joys, worries, and accomplishments without judgment. Journaling As Part of Your Recovery Process When journaling, there are no rules to follow and no...Read More
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects people emotionally and mentally. It causes them to have nightmares and experience unwanted memories. They deal with severe anxiety and have difficulty functioning in their daily life. Many people struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder try to get relief from symptoms by using alcohol or drugs. What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder...Read More
Scientists once thought the human brain was a static organ when fully developed. They believed if it suffered an injury, accident, or other types of damage, it would not completely recover. They now know that the brain can heal itself when damaged. Although individual neurons may be unrepairable, the brain can forge new neural pathways...Read More
Meditation is a simple but powerful technique that has many benefits for people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. It is the practice of developing awareness of the present moment by focusing your mind. Doing this regularly improves self-control, promotes self- confidence, and reduces stress, anxiety, and depression. It fosters an overall sense of...Read More
Everyone feels down or sad once in a while. The feelings may last for a few days or a week or two depending on the reason and circumstances. These feelings are normal. But if the feelings of intense sadness last longer than two weeks, occur almost every day, and affect how you function in your...Read More
Although everyone’s recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is unique, several recovery tools work well for most people: a healthy diet and exercise routine, consistently good sleep, and regular connection with the recovery community. Another wonderful tool for anyone to try is mindfulness meditation. Some might argue that mindfulness meditation is more than an effective...Read More
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