What Are Tips to Stay Sober Over the Fourth of July?

What Are Tips to Stay Sober Over the Fourth of July?

While people are making plans to hang out for the Fourth of July, you may be feeling differently about it if you are in recovery. It may be more important to know if it will be a sober event if you will feel triggered, if you will feel safe going, or many other things...
How Do I Quiet the Inner Critic in Recovery?

How Do I Quiet the Inner Critic in Recovery?

The inner voice, or critic, can wreak havoc on recovery if you let it happen. The inner dialogue a person has with themselves matters because it speaks so much to how they view themselves and their addiction challenges in recovery. Quieting the inner critic can be...
What is a Drug Dream?

What is a Drug Dream?

Drug dreams are not uncommon for people in recovery. Like regular dreams, they are a manifestation of the mind as it works to get rid of the toxic substances built up in the pathways of the brain and body. People in recovery may experience these vivid drug-related...
Can Idealism in Recovery Lead to Depressive Thoughts?

Can Idealism in Recovery Lead to Depressive Thoughts?

Depression can temper joy and enthusiasm in a person’s soul and their life. It is more than just feeling down some of the time, it results in a lack of ability to eat, sleep, or think clearly. It can take a toll on physical health to be depressed. It may even take a...