Connections

Healthy relationships are vital to addiction treatment and recovery. Learn how to build new relationships and strengthen frayed ones.
Mental Health

Emotional Self-Regulation is a Valuable Tool

By learning emotional self-regulation skills, you can develop healthy coping mechanisms such as self-soothing and setting firm boundaries.
Recovery

Service in Sobriety: Giving Back Forms Connections in Your Community

Volunteering is a meaningful and rewarding way to get reacclimated with your community. If you’re looking to connect with others and want to become a part of something great, something much larger than yourself, then being of service to others could be just what you need.
Recovery

Words Matter: Distinction Between “Social” and “Physical” Distancing

Having to maintain at least a six feet distance between ourselves and others can leave us feeling lonely or isolated. For those in recovery, these feelings can be the beginning of a downward spiral. In this article, clinician Matthew Fields explains the very important difference between physical and social distancing, as well as how to stay connected to others while protecting yourself against COVID-19.
Recovery

The Opposite of Addiction is Not (Just) Sobriety

While developing strong relationships is important for everyone, for those in recovery, human connection can often be the difference between long-term sobriety and relapse.
Recovery

An Introvert's Guide to Small Talk

Introverts are often misunderstood. They may come off as anti-social, bored, distant, unenthusiastic, or rude. But the truth is that they are simply shy.
Recovery

Working the 12 Steps. Working Your Recovery.

Overcoming addiction is possible, but behavioral changes do not happen overnight. Learn how the 12 Step program can strengthen recovery and change lives.