Self Sufficiency in Recovery Is as Important as Support Networks

Self Sufficiency in Recovery Is as Important as Support Networks

While building a support network that consists of friends, family, and peers is essential in recovery, it is also just as important to learn self-sufficiency. It is recommended and necessary to have a strong support system at the beginning of your recovery. However, as your treatment progresses, you will need to have the tools and…

Common Misconceptions About Religion and 12-Step Programs

Common Misconceptions About Religion and 12-Step Programs

Many people tend to relate religion to 12-Step programs. While religion may factor into some, these programs are much more spiritual than they are religious.  12-Step programs involve surrendering and admitting your powerlessness over your addiction and your need for external help. Although there have been many misconceptions regarding 12-Step programs, they can be beneficial…

Adjusting to a Peaceful Life in Recovery

Adjusting to a Peaceful Life in Recovery

Adjusting to a Peaceful Life in Recovery Healing from substance use disorder (SUD) involves emotional ups and downs. Some people feel uncomfortable during quiet moments because they have become used to constant emotional drama. Recovery requires finding balance, emotional stability, purpose, and peace within a sober space. Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation states, “By practicing mindfulness…