Archive for Recovery

Shame vs. Guilt

shame vs guilt

While you may use shame and guilt to describe your feelings interchangeably, there’s a big difference between the two. Guilt can help you understand how your actions impact others, but shame is an inward-facing emotion that reflects how you feel about yourself. During Recovery, guilt can help you move forward while shame keeps you stuck […]

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How Life Changes After Rehabilitation

how life changes after rehabilitation

You finally did it. Finishing a rehabilitation program is something to celebrate as some of your worst hardships are behind you. Walking out of the doors of a treatment center offers a clean slate and the opportunity to build a positive life in the real world. Planning for all the ways life changes after rehabilitation […]

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What Is PTSD?

what is ptsd

Are you — or someone you love — struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic event? When someone has experienced or witnessed a frightening situation, feelings of fear and stress are normal. Sometimes, however, these initial reactions don’t go away after the event. In fact, they can become worse over time, leading to panic, anxiety […]

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Multiple Pathways to Recovery

Multiple Pathways to Recovery

Recovery from addiction is a lifelong process and specific to the individual. Addictions to drugs or alcohol not only have different causes, but they also have different solutions. Many have tried to define and categorize the Addiction Recovery experience. Spiritual to secular, natural to treatment assisted, abstinence-based to medication-assisted — these are just a few of […]

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