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Discovering Your Identity During Recovery

Discovering Your Identity During Recovery

When you are struggling with an addiction to drugs and alcohol, it can consume you and your identity. The things you once loved are gone, and your “hobbies” are now wrapped up in getting more substances.  Now that you are in recovery, it’s time to reclaim your identity or create…

How to Manage Anxiety

How to Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is a human emotion we all share, and it’s important to remember that you are not the only one who suffers, or has suffered, from it. It’s important to keep in mind that anxiety, at low and moderate levels, isn’t destructive, and in fact, can be beneficial. It keeps us…

6 Tips to Stop Summer Stress

6 Tips to Stop Summer Stress

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, backyard barbecues, and family vacations. But it can also be accompanied by the stress of shifting schedules, high expectations, and juggling commitments. Between traveling and family commitments, weekends fill up fast, which means less time for self-care. Here are tips on…

Managing Your Mania

Managing Your Mania

WHAT IS BIPOLAR DISORDER? Bipolar disorder (Type I) is a mental illness characterized by having prolonged fluctuations between manic and major depressive episodes, whereas bipolar disorder (Type II) is characterized by fluctuations between hypomanic and major depressive episodes. People who have bipolar disorder experience intense emotional instability and find it…

Practicing Mindfulness to Get Through Your Addiction

Practicing Mindfulness to Get Through Your Addiction

Are you struggling with a drug, alcohol, or behavioral addiction? While you are on your path to sobriety, you’ll probably face unexpected bumps in the road. There may be events or thoughts that trigger your desire to drink or use drugs. No one ever said getting sober is easy, but…