What Not to Say to an Alcoholic

Nonalcoholics—“normies,” in recovery parlance—are often in the dark about the dynamics of alcohol and drug addiction: What does it mean to be an “alcoholic,” and what is recovery about? As a result, they sometimes tend to say things to people in recovery that can be inappropriate, hurtful, and can even cause harm. Here are a…

Why You Should Be the First Person You Forgive In Recovery

What is forgiveness? Forgiveness usually involves two people, but sometimes, it is yourself that you need to forgive. PsychCentral defines forgiveness as the letting go of feelings for revenge and the release of negative feelings of bitterness and resentment. An article by WebMd points out that physical and mental health might depend on your ability to…

Alcoholism and Depression Go Hand in Hand

Alcoholics in recovery are often surprised to find that they have been using alcohol to treat a condition they may not have even known they had. The initial discovery that the condition exists and has a name—alcoholism—is reassuring, as the alcoholic may have repeatedly wondered, “What’s wrong with me?” Further reassuring is the notion that…

Quotes on Giving Back

Giving back is an essential component of sustained and joyful recovery. Here are some great quotes on giving back:         I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy. (Kahlil Gibran) This…

The Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Drug Rehabilitation

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy based on the premise that the way we think has significant impact on how we feel and what we do. The focus of the treatment is to make a patient recognize situations wherein they’re more likely to give in to their addiction. CBT professionals make sure…

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