Shame and Addiction

Shame and Addiction

Shame and addiction — what a tragically intertwined pair. These two often seem to walk hand in hand, making it difficult for an addict to see their potential and purpose through a fog of lies that say, “You’re not good enough” or “You’ll never be free of this.” Shame also makes it harder for the…

Controlling Cravings During Recovery

Controlling Cravings During Recovery

Keeping drug and alcohol cravings under control while you’re in recovery can feel like a daunting or even impossible feat. Even with the strongest motivation to remain sober, a combination of willpower and determination likely won’t be enough to avoid a relapse in the early stages of recovery. Instead, building a strong foundation of guidance…

Setting Boundaries: A Key Part of Recovery

Setting Boundaries: A Key Part of Recovery

Myth: Boundaries are walls we place around ourselves to keep others away. In fact, boundaries are protection and a key part of a healthy and successful recovery. Addiction to drugs or alcohol takes its toll on relationships, especially with those you love most. Whether you or a loved one is seeking addiction treatment, setting clear…