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How to Help a Mother in Recovery Find Her Footing

How to Help a Mother in Recovery Find Her Footing

The road to recovery and sobriety is different for each person. Women struggle differently than men and mothers have particular sets of challenges others may not. Depending on who they have helping them, they may be single parents, widowed, married, partnered with someone, and many variations in between. Exploring how to practice self-care on top of caring for themselves in… Read More
Why Telehealth Can Provide an Option for People in Recovery

Why Telehealth Can Provide an Option for People in Recovery

The use of telehealth is relatively new in behavioral health settings. When it comes to addiction recovery, it is not new but definitely still a technology learning to evolve to help those who struggle with substance use disorder. Telephone-based services, texting, and web therapy can be challenging as far as meeting the needs of people in rehab and recovery as… Read More
Veterans find meaning

How Do Veterans Find Meaning and Create a New Life in Recovery?

Life in addiction is all about drugs or alcohol and how to find more of the substances. It may be difficult to know how to begin but, to help people stay sober, there are things they can do. Veterans are able to find meaning and create a new life in recovery with some advice on how to focus on the… Read More
Shame Cycle

How to Break the Shame Cycle in Recovery

The struggle to recover from addiction is a lifelong process. Everything a person does while addicted to drugs or alcohol seems like something in another life. It is hard to reconcile this was the same person who did those things that are now recovering their life on the other side. Dependence on a substance means a person may do whatever… Read More
Isolation in Addiction

What Is the Impact of Isolation on Addiction Recovery?

Loneliness and isolation seem to go hand-in-hand with recovery at certain times. It might be in the beginning or later but recovery is a challenging time no matter what is happening. Sometimes, people are not part of an individual’s life because they are still using substances. Other times, it might just be the relationship that needs repairing so there is… Read More
Isolation

What Is the Impact of Isolation on Addiction Recovery?

Loneliness and isolation seem to go hand-in-hand with recovery at certain times. It might be in the beginning or later but recovery is a challenging time no matter what is happening. Sometimes, people are not part of an individual’s life because they are still using substances. Other times, it might just be the relationship that needs repairing so there is… Read More
peer support

Why Is Peer Support Important for First Responders?

First responders are not immune to the challenges of daily life. In fact, they often struggle more than others because they witness so much trauma in their jobs. At work, they are taught to be more focused on alleviating the pain of others and offering support to victims. As a result, when they need help themselves, they may not feel… Read More