Learning to Forgive Yourself in Recovery

Learning to Forgive Yourself in Recovery

Your past mistakes do not vanish with sobriety, but you don’t have to live a life weighed down by shame and regret. You can move past these negative emotions and reclaim a positive, healthy future. It starts with forgiveness. Simply put, forgiveness is the act of...
Is Confronting an Addict Worthwhile?

Is Confronting an Addict Worthwhile?

When someone you love is in the grip of drug or alcohol addiction, you want to do everything in your power to help. But is it possible to make a difference — and should you even try? Here, we explore the consequences of confronting a loved one with addiction vs....
Recovery Milestones to Celebrate

Recovery Milestones to Celebrate

Every milestone in recovery is a moment worth celebrating if it means you’re one more day sober. Patting yourself on the back – with sober celebrations – is a reward and a reminder of your determination to stay clean. Previous commemorations of notable moments might...
How to Talk to a Child About a Parent’s Addiction

How to Talk to a Child About a Parent’s Addiction

Having a parent with a substance abuse addiction is scary and confusing to a child. While adults may feel it best to shield children from the painful truth of the addiction, the better path is to engage them in a conversation about it. With proper guidance, it’s...