Wellness

Wellness

Information and resources to help motive and support those trying to build a healthier lifestyle, both mind and body.

  It’s safe to assume nobody wants to be dredging up the past, but recovering from addiction requires you as an alcoholic and/or addict to take a serious look at your past when embarking on your journey in sobriety.  When working on the 4th step inventory in particular, it can be overbearing when you are overridden with memories you haven’t recalled for some time.  Mentally revisiting these occasions can be enervating, so it’s crucial to remember that it’s all part of the process.  Looking back at your life isn’t supposed to be torturous but rather get you in a better…
  Living with bipolar disorder can mean constantly thriving in fight or flight mode, as the individuals go back and forth on the metaphorical merry-go-round, fluctuating between a variety of extreme exhilarating highs and debilitating lows.  It can stifle the sufferer so severely that they stumble in seeing any sensibility to sustain a standard set way of living.  Understanding that bipolar disorder is entirely different than feeling negative is an essential component to breaking the stigma behind mental illness that needs to be carried if the disease is to be comprehended in its entirety.  A fluctuation of moods can both…
  Quitting smoking in general can be difficult, but add on the fact that you've also quit drugs and alcohol, it can seem impossible. If you are tired of being a slave to cigarettes, vape, dip, and any other form of nicotine, we think we can help. What if we told you that you could quit smoking too? That you could be free from the obsession of nicotine and live a happy life clean and sober from all substances? Here is an excellent 3-part blog series on how to quit smoking in recovery. These quit smoking blog series include the…
  Working on the recovery process as an alcoholic and/or addict means not only discovering how to live without abusing substances but also understanding what having healthy relationships in recovery with friends, family, and others looks like. Healthy Relationships in Recovery Active addiction made life skewed.  Healthy relationships were foreign, but now that you’re in recovery you have the opportunity to work on building them.  Whether it’s a significant other, friend, or family member you want to reconnect with, it can be beneficial to have an accurate understanding of the meaning of a healthy relationship so you can make the…
  Working with others is a vital aspect for maintaining recovery for alcohol and/or drug addiction.  Helping to pass the message along keeps you from reverting back to old patterns and behaviors yourself because you end up instead living in the solution.  Have you ever noticed how you could be in a complete slump but then come out of it when providing a message of hope for a newcomer?  It may seem like there’s no way out one minute, but then all of a sudden when you see the look on a newcomers face, you are restored to this brand…
  Even with the obsession of alcohol and drugs removed, you as a recovering alcoholic and/or addict may still be plagued by the overwhelming distress of anxiety and fear.  This can cause you to feel uncomfortable in your own skin from even as early as the moment you first wake up.  Though you may have been suggested to simply stop being anxious, the task isn’t as simple as it may seem.  However, more freedom can always be found during your walk through the process of recovery as more is revealed during your journey. Overcoming Anxiety  When you find victory over…
  Most individuals in recovery begin with basic works of literature to help guide them along during the recovery process. These are the top 10 works of literature for addicts or alcoholics who are looking to create a better life for themselves. Alcoholics Anonymous – Big Book There’s no greater works of literature for alcoholics to follow than the original Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book itself, which kicked off the recovery program in 1939 with founders Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob.  When in doubt, the words of wisdom from The Big Book could carry a sick and suffering alcoholic through a…
Are you worried you may be slacking with your addiction recovery?  These warning signs can be a surefire way to tell! Relapse Warning Signs Keeping up with your addiction recovery is important, but after you’ve been sober for a while, it can get tricky.  Life has gotten better and you’ve already put the substances down.  Now that you aren’t active in your addiction and have racked up a good amount of sober time, it’s likely that your life has become far more manageable than it ever has been before.  This makes it all the more likely for you to justify…
Are you wondering how to handle social anxiety when being of service in the community of a 12-step fellowship?  Alcoholics and addicts can be overly sensitive people who may think when they enter a room, all eyes go directly to them.  It’s no wonder that you as an addicted individual might feel overwhelmed when volunteering your time by chairing or speaking at a meeting.  However, there are ways of handling your social anxiety so you can best be of service and be present in the moment to get your recovery on! How to Handle Social Anxiety It’s safe to say…
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