It is a challenge loving and supporting someone who is in recovery. Coping with emotions and thoughts that someone else struggles to cope with on their own is difficult. Participating in your own recovery is essential for supporting someone else’s recovery. You need to be able to recognize when you are out of check
Some people recommend opting for an alternative to pain by creating a more subtle pain that isn’t harmful. Acting in recovery from self-harm means moving toward behaviors that don’t involve hurting yourself, in order to rewire the brain and create new habits. Use a shock-behavior to snap out of the feelings: Small behaviors like
Self-complexity is a theory about how we define ourselves, more specifically, how many ways, or how complexly, we define ourselves. According to Science of Us, “It’s the idea that if you have many different self-definitions, you’ll be more psychologically stable than if you have only a few, or only one, way of defining yourself”.
Working a twelve step program like the steps originally founded in Alcoholics Anonymous or a sister program like Narcotics Anonymous includes steps eight and nine. Step eight includes making a list of all the people we realize we have harmed in our active addiction and becoming willing to make an amends to them all.
Lifeskills development is part of the transitional care program at LEAD Recovery Center as well as at many other treatment programs. Recovery for substance use disorders includes more areas of life than just drinking and using. Countless other areas of life are affected because they are generally neglected and not seen as important. Setting
Summertime is a time for partying and drinking for some. For you, it’s going to be the best sober summer ever. You can have all the fun of summer without having to pick up a drink or a drug. Do everything outside: If you can work outside, work outside. If you can study outside, study
You are not alone with your mental illness. Millions of people around the world live with a diagnosis. Millions more people live struggling with the symptoms of mental illness undiagnosed and untreated. Everybody’s Got Something: There’s nothing worse than living with depression and having someone tell you to cheer up, or living with
Recovery teaches us many lessons about learning to detach from our thoughts mindfully, practicing simply noticing them, becoming aware of them, and objectively observing them. We learn that our thoughts are not always our friends and have to be taken with caution. Mindfulness practices and therapeutic methods like cognitive behavioral therapy as well as
Drug and alcohol addiction leave a lot of toxins all over the body. It isn’t only people who have heavily abused drugs and alcohol who need a detox. Every day we are exposed to free radicals and toxins in our environments. As a result, we need to regularly take care of ourselves mind, body, and
“Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga,” according to The International Association of Yoga Therapists. Yoga is an ancient eastern practice which focuses the mind on the body and the breath through a series of