Breaking the Shame-Addiction Cycle

We often hear guilt and shame used as synonyms. But the truth is, one can serve as a positive source of energy in your life, the other can be an overpowering negative force. Guilt, for the most part, is how you judge yourself on a behavior or event. For example, if you miss a child’s […]

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Building a Sober Community

The thought of maintaining sobriety after leaving a residential treatment center can be daunting at first. Outside of the tools provided by treatment centers, building a sober community is integral in maintaining a life free of substance abuse. It is important to rid yourself of bad influences – people who are still using – and […]

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Watching for Peers Struggling with Addiction

Talking to someone about finding help for their addiction may seem like the last conversation you want to pursue—especially if that person isn’t a close relative or friend. Even though conversations with people close to us are still difficult, approaching the subject as a coworker, classmate, or peer can feel even more invasive and uncomfortable. […]

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