A large percentage of people in recovery from an addiction or substance abuse issue end up relapsing. Be aware that a relapse is not the end of the world; you can still continue on with your recovery after a relapse. They tend to be demoralizing, however, and they do put you at risk of continuing on with your addiction without going through recovery. One way that you can avoid a relapse is to put together a relapse prevention plan.
Whether you have just started your recovery journey or you have been sober for a while, this is the time of year when it’s a great idea to reflect on all that you are thankful for. If you are struggling to think of the blessings in your life, here are some that apply to most people going through recovery. Read through the list and write down what you are most grateful for each day. Within a few weeks, you’ll have a list of your own to pull out when you are having a bad day.
The holiday season is a difficult time for those struggling with an addiction. No matter where you are in the recovery process, it can be hard to make healthy choices when it comes to avoiding not only substances but also the people and places that might trigger a relapse. If you have family dysfunction or drama that you tend to revisit during the holidays, that could be another trigger. Knowing some tips that will help you stay sober during the holidays can get you through the next couple of months. Check out these tips for staying sober and see if you can put them into practice this year.
Taking care of your mind is just as important as taking care of your body. Good mental health not only makes you feel better but it also boosts your physical health. Check out this list we’ve put together of nine self care tips to keep your mind healthy and happy.
When it comes to mental health, there are a lot of misconceptions. Not having the correct information can contribute to the stigma surrounding mental health concerns in general. Take a look at the following list of 9 mental health myths and see if you have believed any of these. Then share your knowledge with others to help defeat these mental health myths about conditions that affect a larger percentage of people than you might think!