Unravelling the “Choiceless” Choice of Addiction :

All the time addicts hear, why cant you just stop? Why do you choose to live that way? You’re loosing everything, how can you not care? The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has created a manual of all mental disorders DSM is the standard tool for mental health diagnoses, including substance use disorder (SUD). The APA… Continue reading Unravelling the “Choiceless” Choice of Addiction :

Five Songs That Help in Early Recovery

Music in early recovery was an essential tool to assist me through this lifestyle change to sobriety. Music that had depth, meaning, and were powerfully positive are able to help shift your perspective on the world around you. Taking me out of my head of with all the triggers and cravings, music was an assistance… Continue reading Five Songs That Help in Early Recovery

Cultivating Mindfulness

The dictionary defines Mindfulness as mind·ful·ness / ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs / noun the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. Keeping in the present moment has… Continue reading Cultivating Mindfulness

Chronic Pain & Addiction

Chronic pain, pain being an underlying symptom of something that is wrong with the body, lasting longer than 10 weeks. Doctors are still trying to figure out why so many of us experience pain and how to treat us, especially the patients in recovery from substance abuse. Always talk to your primary care before starting… Continue reading Chronic Pain & Addiction

Five ways to reach out for help…

When you’re in need of help it seems like it’s the hardest thing to do. Trying to take on the world alone, carrying the weight on your shoulders fighting your addiction every minute of every day. In AA they say you have to put as much into your recovery as you did your addiction. Easier… Continue reading Five ways to reach out for help…

Living life on lifes terms, sober…

In sobreity or just in life itself, we are just figuring out who we are and what we like while life continues to continue. The good and the bad, all at once. For me, it has been extremely overwhelming but also rewarding at the same time. Using my new coping skills I’ve been learning in… Continue reading Living life on lifes terms, sober…