Releasing Tension Will Boost Your Sobriety

Releasing Tension Will Boost Your Sobriety

If you’ve been to a yoga class recently, you might have heard your instructor talk about releasing tension. Holding a particular asana, or pose, for a few moments while breathing deeply helps release the tightness that inhibits flexibility. We create tension in our...
Setting Healthy Boundaries to Protect Your Sobriety

Setting Healthy Boundaries to Protect Your Sobriety

We often talk about how loved ones of people with addiction should set boundaries to encourage the addicted person to get treatment. For example, set a rule that no alcohol or drugs are allowed in the house, or draw a line at how much financial support you’ll provide....
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Addiction Recovery

If you’re somewhat familiar with talk therapy styles, you’ve probably heard of CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy. It’s a gold standard of short-term, evidence-based treatment that works for a wide variety of mental health issues, including substance use disorder....
Developing Emotional Sobriety

Developing Emotional Sobriety

You have probably heard the phrase “dry drunk.” It’s a rather old-fashioned term (we’ve finally realized that calling someone a “drunk” when they struggle with a substance use disorder is neither kind nor accurate), but the concept is helpful.  The term “dry drunk”...