Although mental health professionals considered homosexuality a mental illness between 1952 and 1973, today’s professional standards recognize queer identity as healthy and normal. While gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans identity individuals are finding increased mainstream support and acceptance, as many as 65% commonly face anti-LGBTQ harassment and discrimination.
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Sometimes the right words can lend us immediate and lasting strength. We’ve gathered a collection of inspiring addiction recovery quotes to help those on the path to recovery.
Company parties, neighborhood get-togethers, and family gatherings all add up to a lot of pressure for anyone recovering from a chemical dependence, whether it’s drugs or alcohol. But with a little discipline, a strong commitment and support from within yourself and people you trust, you can get through this stressful period sober.
Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD is a difficult disorder to diagnose and treat. If you have a family member or friend that has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and you’ve decided to help them, here are some tips that can help.
Learn About Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
The best thing you can do is arm yourself with information about Borderline Personality Disorder. Instead of getting into a yelling match, you can find solutions by learning how to speak to them. Understanding the symptoms and how to respond to those with Borderline Personality Disorder can make the experience of engagement a productive one.
Many people find it difficult to admit they’re introverts, because introverts are often seen as people that don’t like being around other people. However, introverts simply gain energy from time alone; it doesn’t mean that they don’t enjoy being with others. Being an introvert can come with some challenges, particularly during the summer months.
An effective way of dealing with memories and intense self-reflection is journaling.
A way of “letting go,” jotting down your feelings is an important part of your addiction recovery. Whether you are dependent on a substance or a behavior, Pathway Real Life Recovery is here to help bring order into your life by assisting you in your battle against addiction. There are irreplaceable tools in any battle, recovery journaling is a tool that plays an important role in restoring good mental and physical health free of chaos.
What happens after treatment is over? How do you prevent relapse once treatment ends? Learn about relapse, the causes of relapse, triggers that potentially lead to relapse and relapse prevention as part of the ongoing recovery process.
Relapse Prevention Tips
Getting clean and sober does not mean you become a dull, boring person. It simply means you have fun without that drink in your hand or needle in your arm. As you become healthier, you realize how much better you actually feel. Consider these tips to help you stay clean:
If you are reentering the workforce after a successful stint in rehab, congratulations! You are taking the first step towards reclaiming your life purpose as you embark on the next chapter in your personal journey.
That said, managing the delicate balancing act of sticking with rehab while remaining committed to the job search can seem overwhelming in the best of times. This guide provides insightful tips on how to strike that perfect balance you need to land a job while staying clean and committed to rehabilitation.
St. Patrick’s Day is a fabulous holiday when people let their hair down, celebrate their ethnic heritage and throw a big parade. Many people feel the temptation to drink during this time. If you would rather avoid drinking and maintain your sobriety, you will find lots of ways to celebrate without the need for alcohol. Cast aside the green beer just as St. Patrick cast out the snakes from Ireland. Embrace the delight that is Irish culture without the booze.
Even the happiest people sometimes experience holiday blues. With so many things to juggle at once, it’s not uncommon to feel down during the “most wonderful time of the year.” Especially for those prone to depression and anxiety, November and December can be particularly difficult to navigate with a smile.