8 Ways to Help Your Child Heal From Past Trauma

8 Ways to Help Your Child Heal From Past Trauma

Children growing up around addicts face trauma of their own. While we may try to protect them from it, it doesn’t always work. It hurts to know that we allowed our children to go through it. That’s an experience you never want them to have.…

The Top 6 Addiction Stories on YouTube

The Top 6 Addiction Stories on YouTube

Sometimes I still have bad days. Watching, reading, or listening to addiction recovery stories helps get me through. If it helps me, maybe it will help you too. Today was hard. For no reason except the thoughts inside my own mind. It can be my…

Essential oils That Benefit Mental Health

Essential oils That Benefit Mental Health

There are many articles claiming lavender or ylang ylang essential oil can fix your stress, cure anxiety, and even make you recover from addiction. They can’t actually fix it. However, essential oils can help. Studies have proven that certain essential oils boost mood. Will that…

Recovering Addicts Need Yoga!

Recovering Addicts Need Yoga!

For those in a 12 step program finding spirituality is no stranger. As for those that are not, well it’s not about religion. It’s about delving deeper into yourself while creating a mindfulness that absolutely will keep you clean. It only works if you work…

Running as an Addiction Recovery Tool

Running as an Addiction Recovery Tool

Who actually likes running? I didn’t, I even bought a shirt that says ” I hate running” to wear while I run. In fact, the only reason I started running was because I promised my sponsor that I would. I promised to run twice a…

Why are Coping Skills so Important in Recovery?

Why are Coping Skills so Important in Recovery?

First let’s discuss what coping is: Coping means to invest one’s own conscious effort, to solve personal and interpersonal problems, in order to try to master, minimize or tolerate stress and conflict.  Therefore, having good coping skills means that you will be able to better…

How to Recognize Addiction in Yourself

How to Recognize Addiction in Yourself

Have you found yourself wondering if you might be addicted to something? With the rising addiction rates around the world, it’s a question many people are asking themselves. Whether it be, prescribed medication or a substance taken for leisure, it’s possible to become addicted without…

It’s Their Addiction Not Yours

It’s Their Addiction Not Yours

Are you allowing someone else’s addiction to take over your life? It’s easy to do. They need help so you try to give it. Then before you even know it your life has become consumed by the addiction you are trying to save them from. …

7 Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance

7 Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is getting tougher these days. Many Americans spends 8 hours a day at a 9-5 staring at a computer screen. Then they go home only to stare at their phones, the television, or even another computer screen. The fast pace…

The Need For a Female-specific Approach to Recovery

The Need For a Female-specific Approach to Recovery

Why is there a need for a female-specific approach to recovery? It is widely known that men and women are very different mentally and physically. Did you know that the hormone cycle that women experience every month, along with the way the female body stores…