Societal Pressures that Contribute to Addiction Dear Society, You suck. Honestly, people say they don’t know what they would do without other people, but I do. I would thrive. I wouldn’t have to worry about social pressures, about perceptions, or about attitudes. Since you clearly thought genetic susceptibility to addiction and mental disorders weren’t bad
“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.” ~ Desmond Tutu Forgiveness may be one of the most difficult aspects of the path to recovery. For many, forgiving their loved ones is harder than giving up alcohol or drugs altogether, and as a result they can go years trying to forget
While it may look different, the holidays can still be plenty joyful and filled with general merriment even without a drink in your hand. It may not be easy, but these seven suggestions should serve as a good start to staying sober during the holidays – from Thanksgiving right on through to the New Year.
“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ~ Oscar Wilde Emotions are part of being human. We get sad, angry, frustrated or happy depending on the circumstances we find ourselves in and the experiences we have. However, experiencing emotions
Earlier this year it was revealed that Zayn Malik struggled with an eating disorder while in the boy band One Direction. With this revelation, people have been forced to reassess their preconceived notions of body image and its impact on both men and women. The scientific community have known for a long time that eating
“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ~ Susan Pease Banitt For those who have experienced a traumatic personal event or history, facing the past can be one of the most difficult aspects of working through recovery. Trauma leads to feelings of a loss of control, a
“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” ~ Jim Rohn Mariah Carey on the radio? Big sales at the store? Family recipes being dusted off? All of this can only mean one thing: Christmas is almost upon us. After the craziness of Black Friday, holiday cheer is sure to
Drug and alcohol addiction is often a hidden problem. Like most diseases, it is at its most dangerous while it festers, undiscovered. That said, addiction is also like most diseases in that it also shows some unmistakable symptoms if you know what to look for. The first step of recovery from addiction is for the