Why Trauma Often Leads to Addiction & How to Break the Cycle
For many, trauma has left its ugly imprint in their lives and its effects have not dissipated even years or decades later. Trauma has the innate ability to wreak havoc in a person’s life in many ways and for many years. Addiction is just one way that trauma can impact someone’s life.
Knowing the Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Anxiety
When a person begins feeling anxiety too often, it can interfere with daily life, cause unhappiness, and sometimes contribute to health issues. The key to staying healthy is learning to recognize unhealthy anxiety and seeking treatment for it when needed.
New Year's Resolutions for People in Addiction Recovery
New Year's Resolutions…every year, the clock strikes midnight, and a new horizon of possibilities lay before us! Many people start the new year by making a list of resolutions. How do New Year’s Resolutions differ for those in addiction recovery?
Being Yourself After Addiction
Giving up an addiction often includes changing certain parts of your lifestyle and the people you spend time with. Because of this, many people struggling with addiction feel like substance abuse is part of their identity. If you feel this way, remember you’re not alone.
The link between depression and addiction: Does one cause the other?
Depression and addiction are both very common medical issues. An estimated 16.2 million people in the US have at least one major depressive episode in a year. This means that 1 in 15 Americans struggle with this mental illness every year.