When you've worked so hard on your recovery, it's natural to start thinking about some kind of vacation — a trip to the beach, a weekend away in the mountains, or maybe that big-city adventure you've always dreamed of.
Many people are deeply affected by a loved one’s addiction, but children often carry the baggage for the rest of their lives. They’re less likely to really understand what’s going on at the time, and the resulting trauma during their parent’s addiction can be difficult for them to process.
If you’re in recovery, it’s especially important to be mindful of how you’re using social media, because of the impact it can have on your daily routine — and potentially, your sobriety. That’s why, at The River Source, we’ve put together a few points to consider when using social media while in recovery.
Some individuals are at a higher risk for substance abuse than others. This risk may be based on a combination of factors such as past trauma, personality traits, family history of addiction and psychological makeup. Co-occurring disorders also put people at a greater risk of developing substance abuse. High-risk individuals have to work harder to…