Protect your recovery with emotional intelligence

The elements of emotional intelligence speak to them more than the alliterative way they dance on the tongue. Use the facets of Using emotional intelligence is critical to assessing and creating safe rooms for processing and protecting against threats to your recovery. Similar to the intellect emotional intelligence (EQ) measures your ability to absorb, process …

An honest rest: the good, the bad, the ugly

Recovery should feel like hope. But for many who live with addiction, the extent of the unknown can be crippling in recovery. Uncertainty about your future can prevent you from breaking free from the chains of addiction and seeking the assisted treatment you deserve. Fear of what your future might bring, or worse, failure, are …

Lifespan trauma and substance abuse

The need for addiction treatment is not only perceived by people who developed addiction in adulthood. For many, the risk of addiction arises much earlier, as substance abuse can already be a problem in adolescence and adulthood. The introduction of drugs at any age can eventually lead to substance use and develop into an addiction. …

Are You Discovering Your True Self With Addiction Treatment?

They can answer embarrassing questions about your history of addiction, name drugs of choice, or unhealthy survival foods. You feel open and raw, baring the bones in your closet. You may be wondering what to expect next You found yourself in an addiction treatment program. Regardless of the stage of your recovery process, addiction treatment …

The path to recovery involves forgiving yourself

Overcoming an addiction is a challenge. Feelings of regret or remorse will arise and the desire to return to old behaviors will arise. Often times, one’s relationships, lifestyle and livelihood are robbed of one’s own life – it can be difficult to forgive yourself. In recovery, it is common to long for what is lost. …

Making amends: Through steps 8 and 9 of AA

You have come so far in your recovery. Through diligent work, you have made steady progress in the admission, accountability, and abandonment of the lust for power that once held over you. There are many things to be proud of as you approach three-quarters of your recovery steps, but these can feel like precarious steps. …