The new year is the perfect time to recommit to your sobriety. After all, it’s the time for fresh starts and resolutions. Therefore, it’s an ideal time to make a new action plan for staying sober.
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The holidays are supposed to be a beautiful, cozy, wonderful time of year. However, many of us feel lonely during this season. Winter weather, family challenges, and holiday stress can all increase feelings of loneliness.
Many people are able to enjoy the occasional drink or drug use. In fact, holiday celebrations often include alcohol. They may include marijuana and other drugs. If you struggle with addiction or substance misuse, then this time of year can be especially challenging. After all, there are a lot of triggers during the holiday season. [...]
We often hear people say, “I’m so burned out.” We also hear people say, “I’m so depressed.” In other words, people commonly feel some of the symptoms of both burnout and depression.bHowever, these are two serious conditions. If you’re facing clinical depression or serious burnout, then you may need help to recover.
Do you often answer “busy” when people ask how things are? It can be all too easy to slip into a state of constantly doing more. In fact, you might feel like you never get enough done, even though you seem to be busy all of the time.
You’ve become burdened by the emotional and mental toll of your sex addiction. The lies, sneaking around, and sexual health risks have buried you in shame and regret. You feel like a slave to your addiction, but feel that recovery is out-of-reach. What’s worse is the fear of being consumed by the despair, isolation, and [...]
There are many effective ways to combat depression. You have probably tried the obvious solutions yourself. Sometimes, it takes unusual methods of depression treatment to manage the condition. It's almost as if you have to catch depression by surprise, just like it can catch you by surprise.
The physical act of withdrawal is difficult, uncomfortable, and can feel incredibly painful. Your body is finally relinquishing its need for a substance that it’s depended on for a substantial amount of time. You may be thinking that after the withdrawal process, your recovery will be easier; physically you may be right, but you need to prepare for the emotional next steps.
There is nothing wrong with setting and meeting goals. In fact, it’s great to push yourself to achieve the things you want in life. However, over achievement is a problem if it’s driven by anxiety.
The inner critic is that voice inside that puts you down. People with depression have an especially persistent inner critic. It’s a vicious cycle. The inner critic deepens depression. Then depression makes it easier for the inner critic to pipe up.