Visual Arts and Recovery

Visual Arts and Recovery - paint on paletteLeaned up against the wall of my living room is a warped piece of wood.

From the grainy texture of its surface, a woman painted in acrylic stares back. Dark hair squiggles from her head in sporadic waves. Her complexion is punctuated by shadows that run vertically down her neck. Her lips are haphazardly painted in an expression that is neither happy nor sad.

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How to Rebuild Trust with Loved Ones After Recovery

How to Rebuild Trust with Loved Ones After Recovery - family having brunchOf all the losses that come with substance abuse, perhaps one of the worst is losing trust from loved ones.

There is nothing like the pain and frustration that comes with your loved ones not believing you when you say something.

It can take years to build trust and a mere moment to shatter it. But don’t let this challenge overwhelm you. Rebuilding trust is possible and by dedicating yourself to the following process you will have the power to change.

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Learning How to Trust Yourself in Recovery

Learning How to Trust Yourself in Recovery - woman looking at the oceanLearning how to trust yourself following months or even years of addiction is no small feat.

Similar to how recovery is an ongoing process, so too is building a relationship of trust with oneself.

One of the most difficult parts of recovery lies in the battles between the voices within—the voice of the addict versus the voice of intuition.

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How to Prepare for When Your Loved One Comes Home from Rehab

How to Prepare for When Your Loved One Comes Home from Rehab - wooden home with heartAwaiting the homecoming of your loved one from rehab will bring a whirlwind of emotions.

You will most likely feel excited for their return. At the same time, it is not unusual to feel apprehensive as well.

Aside from the fact that you have redesigned your life to accommodate your loved one’s treatment, anxiety surrounding their return is inevitable.

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