Man hiking during his recovery process overcoming obstacles and creating resilience

Overcoming All Obstacles: Resilience in the Recovery Process

Recognizing drug or alcohol abuse or addiction in oneself, a family member or a friend can be more complicated than it seems, filled with obstacles and requiring a deep well of resilience to overcome.    An addiction is a chronic disease that impacts the brain’s motivation, reward and memory functions. Common signs of addiction include…

Letter board reads "You are not alone" for those going into detox and face obstacles in early recovery

Detox and Other Common Obstacles in Early Recovery

Given the common obstacles in early recovery many individuals face, a person battling a drug or alcohol dependency or addiction may acknowledge that a problem exists and recognize the need to reach out to a mental health professional and seek detox. Consulting an expert can be beneficial because many people may have difficulty ceasing substance…

illustration of juggling emotion and emotional intelligence

Using Emotional Intelligence to Recognize Recovery Threats

The elements of emotional intelligence have more going for them than the alliterative way they dance off the tongue. Using the facets of emotional intelligence is vital to assess and create safe spaces to process and protect yourself from threats to your recovery.    What’s emotional intelligence?  Much like intellect, emotional intelligence (EQ) measures your…