How Active Listening Can Help Your Recovery

One of the many amazing things about recovery is the chance to make things right in your life, including repairing any relationships that may have been damaged or neglected during active addiction. A good

Finding Serenity in Recovery

If you’ve begun recovery from a substance use disorder, you’ve already taken the first step toward finding serenity. This is because when you’re in active addiction, your life is filled with chaos and dysfunction

What Is Powerlessness? Step One of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

“We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.” That’s Step 1 of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and as anyone who is active in the 12-Step

5 Benefits of Traveling for Treatment

When you’ve decided you’re ready to get treatment for addiction, staying close to home might seem like the most logical option. You’ll be able to see friends and family, and you might not have to

Embracing Your Second Chance: Finding Employment After Rehab

Making your way to recovery after addiction to drugs and alcohol is something like being reborn. It’s a second chance to become an empowered person who can make wise decisions and create a life that

Change Holiday Traditions to Support Recovery

Mulled wine and wassail when guests arrive, eggnog on Christmas Eve or a champagne toast before the turkey is carved… These familiar traditions are incorporated into many festive holiday seasons, but they may be dangerous

Eradicating the Shame of Addiction

September was National Recovery Month. We observed Mental Illness Awareness Week at the beginning of October. Yesterday, we recognized World Mental Health Day. These three observances have some overall objectives, many