Grief

Grief is the despair felt after a sudden loss. It is typically associated with the death of a loved one but can also occur after other major life changes take place, such as losing a job or dealing with a breakup. Recovering from the loss of a family member or friend can be as difficult as recovering from alcoholism or drug addiction in some ways. Learn healthy coping mechanisms below.
Relationships

Toxic Positivity: The Problem with Constantly Searching for the Silver Lining

Here's why "looking on the bright side" can become damaging to your emotional well-being and harm relationships.
Drug Addiction

How To Maintain Sobriety After Loss

Grief is a natural response to a major loss, but it is also one of the most common relapse triggers. Learning how to manage your grief is critical to maintaining your sobriety.
Recovery

How to Stay Sober After Losing Someone

When you lose someone close to you, you may be tempted to fall back into your addiction. Brian McManus, who was nearly a decade of sobriety under his belt, shares how he's dealt with loss in recovery.
Recovery

Grief and Recovery: How to Protect Your Sobriety After a Loss

Loss can have a deep impact on your life, and in some cases even lead to relapse. Learn how loss and grief can impact your recovery and what you can do to safeguard your sobriety.