Positive self-esteem

How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

For the organizers of National Recovery Month, addiction and mental illnesses are problems, just like any other health problem. They believe that celebrating recovery is the same as celebrating triumph over other diseases, such as heart disease or diabetes. In the same focus, prevention techniques can help many communities diminish the influence of the disease of addiction. At Awakenings for…

Feeling like a Fool in Recovery, How to Cope with Shame or Guilt During Recovery

Feeling like a Fool in Recovery, How to Cope with Shame or Guilt During Recovery

Everyone feels guilty from time to time, but when guilt and shame become overwhelming, it can be challenging to pursue a healthy future. Shame is correlated with social anxiety and depressive symptoms [1], and these challenges can make sobriety seem impossible. At Awakenings for Women, we know that guilt, shame, and anxiety are emotions that can derail sober living in…

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