Getting Past a Negative Attitude in Sobriety

Posted on June 20th, 2015

Getting Past a Negative Attitude in SobrietyWhen you are no longer able to turn to alcohol or drugs to alter your mood, at times you may feel like you are being swallowed up by bad feelings. In sobriety, negative feelings can quickly grow in intensity and feel like they are consuming you. A negative attitude can show up as road rage or self-pity or a sense of utter hopelessness. Whatever bad feelings you are having, it’s important to learn to get past negativity and become more comfortable.

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Is Your Support System Failing You?

Posted on June 11th, 2015

Social support is a crucial element of both treatment and recovery for addicts. Almost all treatment approaches to addiction recovery include some type of social interaction to support sobriety: anonymous support group meetings, peer group therapy and family therapy, to name just a few. Because we humans are social animals, we need to rely on each other in tough times in order to succeed, and that includes recovery. If you have a support network of friends, family, peers and mentors, are they really supporting you or are they falling down on the job?

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Do You Suffer From Terminal Uniqueness?

Posted on May 29th, 2015

Do You Suffer From Terminal Uniqueness?Recovery support groups typically contain people from all walks of life. At AA or NA meetings, you may come across people from different social classes as well as different races and religions. You’ll meet people who are young and old, rich and poor or somewhere in-between. From criminals to judges and from street people to royalty, just about every type of person you can imagine can be found in meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.

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