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Why Is Emotional Health Important to Relapse Prevention?

Why Is Emotional Health Important to Relapse Prevention?

Recovery from addiction requires improvement in physical, emotional, and mental health. Emotional health is often ignored, even in those aware that most relapses start in an emotional space. Emotions play a strong role in well-being and an even bigger role in relapse prevention. A common misconception is that emotional health means that you are always … Read more

Why Is Quality Sleep an Effective Medicine During Recovery?

Why Is Quality Sleep an Effective Medicine During Recovery?

It’s a known fact that quality sleep is important for our overall well-being. People in recovery especially must reinforce healthy sleep patterns because quality sleep helps the brain detox and heal. Since substance addiction is a brain disease, quality sleep like one component of the antidote that brings recovery. Unfortunately, because substance addiction may undermine … Read more

Surviving Winter Blues During Recovery

Surviving Winter Blues During Recovery

Winter months can be challenging for recovering individuals who struggle with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression that usually occurs during colder months due to shortened daylight hours and lack of exposure to the sun. Though it is not chronic depression, it is a legitimate mental health concern, and if left … Read more

How Is Body Shaming Related to Substance Use?

How Is Body Shaming Related to Substance Use?

Young people are highly susceptible to shame and sensitivity. Body shaming, in particular, can lead to various mental health and behavioral issues. Some people resort to substance use to cope with different forms of shaming. To prevent substance use disorder (SUD) and relapses, we must better understand the relationship between body shaming and substance use. … Read more

Coping With Grief and Loss in Recovery

Coping With Grief and Loss in Recovery

Do you expect life after sobriety to be uneventful? Unfortunately, getting sober doesn’t mean life will always be perfect. As if addiction recovery wasn’t challenging enough, significant life events might come along that affect your health and well-being. Loss and grief can be particularly trying when you are in recovery. If not managed well, these … Read more

Effective Time Management at Work Improves Stress Management

Effective Time Management at Work Improves Stress Management

Recovering professionals must balance ongoing recovery and work. This makes workplace-related stress management paramount. Sometimes you can achieve this balance by completing simple tasks, such as packing a lunch, getting to work on time, and using breaks during the workday to relax. These tasks all involve the same skill—time management. Good time management is a … Read more

How Do I Break from the Cycle of Relapse?

How Do I Break from the Cycle of Relapse?

It takes time to recover from addiction. Substance use disorder (SUD) is a chronic brain disease that affects the brain in all areas including pleasure, cognitive abilities, memory, and motivation. Because addiction does not occur overnight, recovery from addiction is also a lengthy process that may involve relapses. Luckily, there are things you can do … Read more

Why Is a Holistic Approach to the Mind-Body Connection Effective in Relapse Prevention?

Why Is a Holistic Approach to the Mind-Body Connection Effective in Relapse Prevention?

Substance use disorder (SUD) affects every aspect of those who suffer from it, including the mind, body, and spirit. Addressing needs in all these areas requires a holistic approach that considers the whole person. Holistic treatment is a comprehensive approach that aims to reduce symptoms of withdrawal while promoting well-being in other equally important areas, … Read more