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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More