People who have suffered trauma often need to address its lasting effects before they can get a handle on their substance use.
Better to face the discomfort than continue to trudge along under a false impression that it’s not dormant inside, oblivious to the ticking of the time bomb that will eventually go off.
Would we be able to reach across the distance—and our failings—to touch each other, to smile?
Believe in yourself. Tell yourself that you deserve happiness, joy, success, and a life free from the pain of trauma and addiction. You are worth your recovery.
I found a way to put my disease in remission, subject to my maintenance of the solution I found in my 12-step recovery program.
Likening the fatal footage of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd to lynching photographs invites us to treat them more thoughtfully.
War, disasters, trafficking and immigration are tearing millions of children from their parents all around the world. A psychologist explores how to help them recover.
For some people already struggling with opioid addiction, a natural disaster may cause a relapse – even an overdose.
As I shared my experience with the group, I knew that I should be expressing some kind of emotion, but the tears simply refused to come.
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