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Addiction And Trauma Go Hand In Hand

One major risk factor for developing an addiction is trauma. Self-medicating is common in order to squelch feelings of sadness, anxiety, and guilt. Recovery Research Institute says that “many of these types of symptoms are associated with the heightened stress and inability to regulate emotions after a traumatic experience.” When thinking about treating an individualRead More

Your Brain During Recovery

Neuroscience can tell us a lot about the brain during recovery. Recovery Research Institute (RRI) outlines three facts to help understand addiction and the brain. Chances in the brain are inevitable during substance use. Here are three key points to help understand the brain and addiction: 1. Some characteristics of addiction are similar to otherRead More

Identifying Anxiety Triggers

There are countless events that may trigger anxiety. The important thing is to recognize them so that you will be able to adequately deal with them once they arise. Even better, you can try to nip them in the bud and deal with them before they become a big issue.  Here are a few triggersRead More

Introversion Is Not A Weakness

Extroversion is normalized. It’s almost seen as the preferred trait. Extroverts are those speaking up and making the rules. Because of this, introversion often gets a bad reputation. There are common misconceptions about introverts. We’re here to say, however, that there is nothing wrong with being an introvert. Do you often find yourself dreading socialRead More

Let’s End The Silence And Stigma Around Suicide

Trigger Warning: This article discusses suicide. Suicide is still seen as a taboo, unforgivable sin that is contemplated and done by horrible people. This needs to change. Let’s start making strides to end the silence and stigma around suicide. Here are four TED Talks that aim to do this.  The Bridge Between Suicide And LifeRead More

You Are Where You Need To Be

There are times where you doubt yourself. You doubt who you are, where you are, and where you should be. It’s normal to doubt yourself, but you must stop the doubts before they become a spiral of thoughts. Recovery is a constant reminder that today you are where you need to be.  There is noRead More

Who Are You Without Your Illness?

There are times when we become so comfortable with our diagnoses that we don’t know who we are without them. They become something we fall back on. We are so used to our illness that we cannot separate ourselves from our illness. It’s important to remember that we are not our illness. We are ourRead More

Suicide: What To Watch For

According to the National Institutes of Health, “suicidal behavior is a leading cause of injury and death worldwide.” We believe wholeheartedly that suicide is preventable. There are risk factors and signs we need to be looking for when our loved ones are struggling. Let’s work together to keep those around us safe. Let’s be theRead More