Chances are, you’ve probably seen AA meetings featured in movies or TV shows. However, we all know that Hollywood often exaggerates things. So, what can you really expect to experience at your first AA meeting? If you’re new to recovery, you might have some hesitation or fear about going to your first AA meeting. It’s […]
Bipolar disorder and addiction often occur simultaneously, which can make getting sober and staying sober extremely difficult. If you are recovering from addiction and have also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a combination of medication and psychotherapy may be an effective way to deal with bipolar depression in recovery.
Table of contents How Is Therapy Used During Drug and Alcohol Detox? How Does Therapy for Addiction Work in Rehab? What Happens During Group Therapy for Addiction? Can I Attend Therapy While I’m Enrolled in a Sober Living Program? Learn More About Eudaimonia’s Sober Living Program Addiction is more than just a physical dependence on […]
Updated on June 26th, 2020 After transitioning out of rehab and heading back home or into a sober living program, every individual in recovery will encounter several triggers that can cause a relapse. If you are currently in recovery, you’ve probably realized by now that there’s no way to avoid everything that may cause you […]
Although many of the nationwide stay-at-home orders may soon be coming to an end, the new coronavirus remains a very real threat that is easily spread from person to person. As a result, local and national government officials are still recommending that people maintain strict social distancing practices. While this may be good news for […]
Every year, as the long summer days start changing to shorter, cooler fall days, many people experience a drop in their happiness. They feel more gloomy, unmotivated, and tend to overeat, stay inside, and isolate themselves. These symptoms are often a result of seasonal depression. Many Americans suffer from seasonal depression, called SAD or Seasonal […]
The year 2020 has certainly been a trying one so far with the COVID-19 pandemic, worldwide protests, sporadic riots, and rising unemployment rates all hitting home at the same time. The constant media coverage and images shared on social media can become overwhelming and may leave you feeling anxious and depressed. In the face of […]
Updated on December 17th, 2020 At this point, it’s probably fair to say that many of us are tired of being confined to our homes. Even while local governments across the United States gradually reopen and return to more “normal” daily life and operations, the process will take time and many people still remain cautious […]
We’ve all heard the stories about a person who decided to get sober, started attending 12-Step groups, and is still sober to this day. While stories like this can really happen, they are few and far between. For most people, addiction self-help groups are not enough to adequately treat addiction on their own. More often […]
Did you know anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S.? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, about 40 million Americans (18 percent of the population) have an anxiety disorder.1 People with anxiety are also twice as likely to suffer from substance use disorders than the general population, and […]
Any holiday can be a potential trigger if you’re in recovery, especially Valentine’s Day. For some people, Valentine’s Day is a painful reminder of past relationships that were destroyed by alcohol and drug addiction. For others, current struggles in relationships can make the holiday more stressful. Sometimes even just feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day can […]
Table of contents1. You have more free time.2. You look healthier.3. You’re less forgetful.4. You have more money.5. You’re more productive.6. You are self-aware.7. Your physical health improves.8. You have healthy boundaries.9. Your relationships improve.10. You have real friends.11. You explore new hobbies.12. You’re less stressed and anxious.13. You make fewer apologies.14. You live longer.15. […]
If you are in recovery from addiction and enrolled in a transitional housing program, you’re most likely fully aware that every day can be a challenge. Although your days in detox and rehab are over and you’re not actively abusing drugs and alcohol anymore, day-to-day life can still be filled with triggers, stressful occurrences, and […]
Cravings for drugs and alcohol can be powerful motivators, even if you’ve been sober for weeks or months. Just like cravings for sugar or shopping, coping with urges to use drugs or alcohol takes intentional effort and time, but it can be done.
When you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, any type of day is a good reason to get high or drunk. Whether you’re feeling low and you want to feel better, or you’re on top of the world and you want an extra boost, using is a quick fix. On the other hand, when you’re sober, […]