How Can a Sponsor Help Your Recovery?

How Can a Sponsor Help Your Recovery?

When recovering from addiction, you learn that you can’t do it all on your own. If you’ve been to drug and alcohol treatment, you probably have already realized this. It’s just not possible to work through issues affecting your addiction on your own. A 12-step program...
What Does Mental Illness Have to Do With Addiction?

What Does Mental Illness Have to Do With Addiction?

Do you ever wonder if you have mental health disorder as well as a substance use disorder? While it’s true that many people have co-occurring disorders, not everyone who has a substance use disorder has a mental health disorder as well. Mental illness is common in...
Being Responsible in Recovery

Being Responsible in Recovery

Life in recovery can be exciting and sometimes scary. You’ll learn a lot about yourself and start to change and grow. As you learn more about yourself and the way your brain works, you’ll also begin to focus on the future. The past in the past and you’ll make amends...
Five Tips for Coping With Anxiety

Five Tips for Coping With Anxiety

In early recovery, you might feel anxiety. Whether it’s a little or a lot, it’s something you’re going to need to learn to cope with in the future. Anxiety is normal for people in recovery for a couple of reasons. For one thing, your body is adjusting to a “new you”...