Breaking Stigmas Around Addiction

Breaking Stigmas Around Addiction

Many of us don’t understand the complexities of addiction, and that can make life harder than it already is for those who are suffering. Whether you struggle with addiction or not, it is highly likely that your life has been affected by addiction in some way. A...
SMART GOALS IN RECOVERY

SMART GOALS IN RECOVERY

As we are getting to the middle of December, the New Year is right around the corner. New Year’s often marks a time for resolutions such as giving up a bad habit, eating healthier, or aiming for financial stability. The reality is, many of us set resolutions and...
Self-Care Tips for a Sober Holiday Season

Self-Care Tips for a Sober Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a time filled with warmth and joy with a mix of hustle and bustle. For many, this time of year evokes feelings of celebration and togetherness. Yet, for lots of us, the festive season might also bring its share of challenges. You are not...
Recovery tools: The Three Circles Exercise

Recovery tools: The Three Circles Exercise

At times in recovery you may feel a bit overwhelmed. You are actively building a support network by meeting new people, learning how to process emotions with newfound coping techniques, and doing this all while avoiding your addictive substance or behaviour! One tool...
Overcoming Denial: Recognizing the Need for Help

Overcoming Denial: Recognizing the Need for Help

One of the biggest hurdles to recovering and getting well can be overcoming denial. It can be a coping mechanism, an attempt to protect you from the harsh truth of addiction. Recognizing and addressing denial is a critical step to recovering. Let’s take a closer...