Life After Rehab: Challenges to Maintaining Sobriety

Life after rehab is not usually what people expect. It feels good to have undergone a life-changing experience such as sobriety. But after exiting the doors of a rehab center, how do you hold tight to your newly changed life? People who’ve never experienced addiction often think that life after rehab is a walk in the park. You sober up and life is automatically like every other person’s life, right? […]

Stop Using Addiction to Hide from Difficult Emotions. Take These Steps

Stop Using Addiction to Hide from Difficult Emotions. Take These Steps

Thanks to social media, each of us can easily and comfortably “express” emotions like love, anger, and surprise with a mere finger tap on our phone screen. In real life, of course, things can be a little more complicated. Actually, they can be a lot more complicated. Emotions are, at times, messy and difficult and frightening. It’s no surprise so many of us hide from them—especially if we’re simultaneously struggling […]

Women in Recovery: Self-Care Guidelines to Keep You Strong and On Track

Women in Recovery: Self-Care Guidelines to Keep You Strong and On Track

Women battling substance abuse face unique challenges compared to those that men encounter. First of all, many women’s paths to addiction differ greatly from men’s. Women often become addicted to substances more quickly than men. They metabolize drugs and alcohol differently than men do, too, meaning that, on average, one drink affects a woman twice as strongly as it does a man. Women also tend to have more access to […]