Going through the turmoil of addiction, receiving intensive treatment, and embracing recovery is such a powerful undertaking and such a beautiful accomplishment. But figuring out how to return to our life and the world after such a painful process can be just as overwhelming. There can also be fear, uncertainty, trepidation, anxious excitement, or curiosity […]
It is devastating to love someone who becomes addicted. The feelings of powerlessness, rage, hopelessness, heartbreak, despair can feel so overwhelming. For many relationships it can feel impossible to know what to do when staying is destructive but walking away feels wrong. If you are unsure of what to do, that’s okay. The most important […]
I need help. Those three little words can be extraordinarily vulnerable and can feel extremely uncomfortable. Why is it so hard? Unfortunately, so much of our culture has led us to believe that asking for help is weak, or that we aren’t capable or able to handle our life if we need support. So, how […]
Knowing how painful and challenging life was before recovery and the challenges that our loved ones face in recovery, the question is how do we best support our loved ones in their recovery?
When we get sober, we look behind us and find there is much damage left in our wake. The people closest to us felt the negative affects of our behavior, and many of them set boundaries with us. From cutting off contact to ending financial support, people in our lives did what they could to […]
The only way to move past what was, is to focus on the present. Even though people hurt others, make poor choices, and find themselves at a crossroads in their lives, it is a huge accomplishment to have a goal of living sober and making it a reality. It is vital to recognize steps along […]