Relapse and COVID-19: How Those With Substance Abuse Disorders Can Cope The COVID-19 pandemic has turned life in America on its head. Millions have made unemployment filings and much of America’s workforce is now working from home. Social distancing guidelines and shelter in place orders across individual states have a huge number of Americans cooped […]
How to Overcome Money Addiction and Live a Better Life We all love money and quite frankly, we all need money. We need money to live a good life, get the things that we need and want. It will be impossible for us to do the things that we want to do without money. So, […]
How to Cultivate Gratitude in Recovery “Gratitude turns what we have into enough” -Aesop If you have ever been in the rooms of a recovery fellowship, it is probable that you have heard the term “grateful addict.” For many people, this statement can be confusing and possibly even provoke feelings of anger. How can anyone […]
5 Tips to Help You Stay Sober During the Holidays “My main focus in sobriety has been to replace fear with faith or love.” -Steve-O The holiday season is upon us with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas right around the corner. Holidays can be stressful for anyone with the looming responsibilities of hosting dinners, getting presents, […]
5 Techniques to Manage Anxiety as a Recovering Addict “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” -William James Anxiety is extremely common, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it can be increasingly difficult to manage. According to the ADAA, 40 million adults in the United […]
The Link Between Trauma and Addiction “Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.” -Danielle Bernock Trauma and addiction often co-exist. […]
Addiction and Anger Management: How Are They Even Connected? “Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.” -German Proverb When people are angry, they tend to lose their ability to think clearly. They may end up doing something that they shouldn’t have. I have seen close friendships and relationships break due to anger. Children […]
The 5 Steps to Overcoming Addiction It’s a lot more challenging than people initially think to overcome addictive behaviors and addiction. The truth is when people start using they often feel that addiction is a myth and that they are able to quit whenever they want; they’re an exception to the well-known rule. This goes […]
Brooke Sprowl was featured on KABC‘s Dr. G: Engaging Minds about Substance Addiction, Codependency, and Spirituality.
Alcohol Abuse and Its Effects on College Campuses Our social anxiety page was quoted in a University of Nebraska-Lincoln article about alcohol abuse! So, read on to find out about it’s effects on college campuses.