Start and End Your Day with Gratitude

Start and End Your Day with Gratitude

We might not be able to control what’s happening in our world, but we can control how we react to it. While this is an especially challenging task to someone in recovery, focusing on gratitude is a great form of self-care to keep one’s mindset positive and upbeat....
The Role of Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

The Role of Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

Can you overcome addiction by paying careful attention to your thoughts, emotions, and experiences? While the ancient practice of mindfulness is not a magic bullet, it can be a helpful tool in addiction recovery. What Is Mindfulness? According to Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn,...
Giving Thanks for Your Sobriety

Giving Thanks for Your Sobriety

As we turn the calendar to a time dedicated to gratitude—November is National Gratitude Month—it’s appropriate to give thanks for your sobriety. It takes hard work to stay sober, but the rewards of a clean, healthy life make the work worthwhile. Take a look at seven...
Addiction and the Single Parent: How to Cope

Addiction and the Single Parent: How to Cope

Being a single parent is a challenge—and reward—like no other. But if you’re also dealing with addiction, the challenges can seem insurmountable. Fortunately, it is possible to overcome addiction while raising children on your own. Here, we explore the unique...
Is SMART Recovery Right for You?

Is SMART Recovery Right for You?

Recovery is not a one-size-fits-all plan. Though 12-step programs work well for some, there is a growing body of evidence to support the effectiveness of SMART Recovery, a 4-point program that uses science and self-empowerment to help people overcome addiction. Take a...
Suicide Awareness: Warning Signs & What To Do

Suicide Awareness: Warning Signs & What To Do

As National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month shines a light on this serious subject, it is an ideal time to familiarize ourselves with suicide warning signs and helpful resources. Suicide prevention and awareness is always important, and September is the time when...