How do we handle our feelings? Can you relate with these scenarios?
It was a long day and you narrowly miss getting fired at work. At home, things aren’t going so well, either. Nothing seems to be going right in your life lately and there are times you feel like bursting into tears. And yet, as soon as you get through the front door, you head straight to the television, turn on some comedy show, and within minutes, you are laughing. Read More
While rehab can be a good way for addicts to get on the path to recovery, let’s face it–it’s not an easy decision. Rehab fears are real. Furthermore, going into a rehab facility and sustaining recovery require a lot of work not just from the addict but also from their families and friends.
Here in our country, with many misconceptions about addiction and rehabilitation still widespreadt, it’s difficult for people who struggle with addiction to get the help they need. Families and friends also fear talking about getting their loved ones into rehab because they are embarrassed and afraid. Read More
As cliche as it may sound, honesty is indeed the best policy. Even in recovery.
People who are in active addiction would often find themselves lying to their loved ones and family members to protect their addiction. They may lie to their colleagues and bosses to avoid the consequences of their addiction. Throughout the course of their addiction, they may lie to different people just so they would continue using and dodge the repercussions. Read More
“Fatherhood” may not mean the same for all families. For some, the concept of fatherhood may bring up happy and warm memories of growing up with a person they look up to. However, for those who grew up in a household where a parent, particularly a father, has an addiction, the case might be a whole lot different. Read More
Let’s face it–life doesn’t always go our way. In fact, life gives us curveballs and all sorts of surprises that sometimes, things can get pretty chaotic. We can get stressed and overwhelmed. For many people, they turn to drugs and alcohol in order to escape it all. They turn to unhealthy and even destructive activities in order for them to cope. And of course, this is never good. Read More
Celebrating a happy Halloween sober can be tough. This is true especially if you’re used to booze-filled Halloween parties. If before, when you were in active addiction, Happy Halloween means getting high and wasted, this time is different. Read More
Laughter helps recovering addicts in profound ways. Those who find it in them to inject humor and laughter into their daily lives, even despite challenges, can benefit and be more successful in maintaining sobriety. Read More
Many people who struggle with addiction and suffer co-occurring disorders such as depression and anxiety, to name a few, often have a profound back story. They may have experienced a significant event or trauma in their lives. These people spend much of their lives carrying these experiences, struggling with the past and the pain. As a result, many of them can feel hopeless, helpless, and desperate. Read More
We can learn lessons about habits. Why we do them, and what habits to form to lead to a more successful and fulfilling life. Read more.
From your morning coffee fix to your Saturday night club crawls, habits can say a lot about you. They also affect your life and relationships. Your habits can also impact your life, as good habits can pave the way for success, while bad ones, more commonly known as vices, can led you to ruin. Read More
Talking to a suicidal person can be challenging. After pinpointing the suicide warning signs that we have covered in a previous blog, how do you really respond if someone you love may really be suicidal? Read More