group of friends celebrating with sparklers learning how to love the holidays while maintaining recovery

How to Love the Holidays While Maintaining Recovery

Before you know it, the holidays will be here, and you’re probably already preparing for the upcoming festivities. It is possible to maintain your recovery and remain sober for the holidays. This is good news; do not let previous holiday seasons dictate the current one. Celebrating holidays in recovery with friends and family can allow…

agitated women sitting on couch with head in her hands trying to avoid stress, depression, and relapse this holiday season

Avoid Stress, Depression, and Relapse This Holiday

The holidays are just around the corner. Perhaps they snuck up on you this year, or maybe you have been looking forward to them for months. Avoiding stress, depression, and relapse during the holiday season can be challenging, and for good reason! Common sources of holiday stress include the following: Financial worries Trying to make…

a young woman stares at a scale while struggling to avoid an anorexia trigger

3 Ways Women Can Overcome Anorexia Triggers

Anorexia nervosa is perhaps the world’s best-known eating disorder. People affected by anorexia lose an unhealthy amount of weight. They also tend to have a distorted view of their bodies and an intense fear of gaining weight. If you have anorexia, women’s eating disorder treatment is a must. One of the things you learn in…

a woman holding a teddy bear reflects on how her childhood trauma led her to addiction

The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

A child’s circumstances and experiences help shape their psychological and physical development. The connection between the environment and psyche is so strong that it shapes their thoughts and behaviors well into adulthood. As such, the connection between childhood trauma and addiction is easy to understand. The precise connection between trauma and addiction during childhood is…