When love changes

  I’ve been thinking about my relationship lately. About how it’s no longer in the head-over-heels, heart-skip-a-beat phase it once was. About how he and I come home after a long day at work and we both just want to crash. About how we don’t always remember to kiss one another good night. About how

It’s time for some truth-telling re: anxiety, depression and self-image  

  I’ve spent the majority of today feeling like I am crawling out of my own skin. I’ve been restless and bored, unable to concentrate well. I’m unsure why, but in feeling those things I realized something: It’s been awhile since I’ve written what’s on my heart. It seems like so much of the writing

GUEST POST: 5 Reasons Why a Good Support System Helps You Stay Sober by Kevin Brenden

Completing your drug treatment program is a huge milestone that deserves to be celebrated. This big moment also represents another step in your journey that requires strategic planning to ensure that you stay sober. A support system looks different for everyone. While one person may be fine with just a mentor, another person may need

GUEST POST: 10 Ways to Balance Your Social Life While Recovering by Steven Sanders

  Many in recovery wonder about how sobriety will affect their social lives. If drinking was your go-to in social situations, then it is likely you’ll need to do some adjusting when it comes to your social life as a newly sober person. Sober living is one way to ease yourself into socializing. If you

GUEST POST: 5 Clear Signs Your Addiction is Out of Control by Carl Towns

“Checking your ego, abandoning it, letting it go, is a huge part of recovery from addiction.” – Susannah Grant “I was an embarrassing drunk, man. I’d get pulled over by the cops. I’d be so drunk I’d be out dancing to their lights, thinking I’d made it to another club.” – Bill Hicks Is that