A majority of us only keep one journal and fill it with both negatives and positives. Not many of us even consider keeping more than one journal to write in. However, there may be some positive benefits in keeping two separate journals. One to document your lows, and one to write out when you are at baseline and feeling well.
If you have relapsed after a prolonged time being abstinent from drugs or alcohol, it can feel like a failure. However, a relapse is not the worst thing in the world. Addiction is a disease for which there is no cure, only management. When you fall off the wagon, it’s just a setback that is a common part of the recovery process for many people. Resolving to recover from a relapse allows you to move on and commit to a lifestyle and choices that support your sobriety, goals and overall happiness.
Gratitude ABC’s can work wonders for a variety of situations including anxiety or panic attacks, urges to use drugs or alcohol, anxiety-inducing situations, feeling low, or even as a distraction method. It is simple to do and requires only your mind and ability to think.
Addiction is linked to debt — sometimes even poverty — which can create a serious toll on the recovery survivor and, in some cases, their family. The main reason behind this unfortunate connection is that it’s likely fiscal responsibilities were put to the wayside in order to feed one’s addictive behavior. Not only does this lead to a loss of money, but a loss of relationships and jobs, too. If you’re a new recovery survivor in this position
I never thought I could last this long
Without alcohol fueling me from inside
But today I am 11 months sober
And I’m feeling so much more alive
There are so many reasons why we should love ourselves. You are the only you that you have, and more often than not, the only person you can really rely on 100 percent is yourself.
I’m miserable right now and struggling with my sobriety in the most horrible way at this very moment in time.
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Alternative treatments are those that don’t have strong evidence showing that they work. This does not necessarily mean that they don’t work, but it does mean you have to be careful about which treatments you pursue.
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For anyone struggling with addiction…
Honesty is essential, especially when we are communicating with our psychiatrist or therapist.
You may be wondering how creating a blog and managing emotions has anything to do with each other.
I wanted to take the time to wish everyone a Happy Easter!
I am so proud of myself. On March 27, 2018, I was officially 7 months sober.
Trying to prevent relapse during the holidays can be hard. Here are some tips to stay sober!
Feelings of hurt or anger can be some of the most difficult to face.
I am reblogging this because Amy has an inspirational message at the end of this post!
Marie F. shared her story with us earlier today so that I could share it with you.
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I have been trying to be more positive in general. Minus, a few setbacks.
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You have to be able to accept the things you cannot change and look inside yourself for the courage to change the things you can.
For people who have never attended group therapy, it can sometimes sound a bit scary. But there any many benefits!
Suppressed memories are memories that are stored deep within your mind. They have been buried and forgotten.
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Self-Injury Awareness Day Was 3/1/18.