The Power of Self-Affirmation

Self-affirmation may bring to mind the image of Stuart Smalley looking in the mirror and saying, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and gosh darn …

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Willpower

Contrary to popular belief, overcoming addiction isn’t mainly a matter of willpower. Recovery is a process that requires social support, therapy, and lifestyle changes, among …

Focus on the Process

The road to recovery from addiction is long and full of challenges. It can be hard to persevere in the face of setbacks and stay …

3 Ways to Improve Your Self-awareness

Self-awareness is the beginning of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence, broadly speaking, comprises self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. All of these parts are important …

How to Resolve Conflict in Recovery

There are several reasons learning to resolve interpersonal conflict is a valuable skill for addiction recovery. First, interpersonal conflict is the primary source of stress …