Don’t Let It Rule You

Don’t Let It Rule You

Addiction has a grip unlike any other. There are times when it feels like your addiction has more power over your thoughts and actions than you do. It can be challenging to face your demons and battle the monster within you. Addiction, however, doesn’t have to win. You can tell it “no.” You can have power over it. You don’t have to let it rule you.  There’s a saying that


Coping with Stress

Coping with Stress

Stress can hit anywhere, at any time. You can be hanging out with friends or family, having a good time, and then that little voice in your head begins to remind you of all of the things you have to do at home, for work, or for school. Everyone has a little voice in their head that stresses them out sometimes. Everyone also struggles with managing the stress that little


Staying Sober While On Vacation

Staying Sober While On Vacation

We know that recovery is difficult. When there are added layers, however, recovery can be even harder to navigate. One of these added layers can be going on vacation. Your daily routine provides a sense of structure for your days. Without work, along with going away, you can feel a bit lost. Vacation can also bring back memories of good times, or even bad, when you were using. Recovery changes


It Happens to Those We Least Expect

It Happens to Those We Least Expect

When someone famous dies, there is often shock and confusion, especially when the person was young and seemingly healthy. People wonder how it happened. They want the inside details. Often, however, when they receive those inside details, they are devastated to learn the celebrity died in a way they didn’t expect. This is often true of deaths by suicide or those caused by a substance. Although they may be well-intentioned,


Self-Care In 30 Minutes Or Less!

Self-Care In 30 Minutes Or Less!

Self-care doesn’t have to be a big event. There are small things you can do to help yourself feel better throughout the day, every day. See what you need from yourself to feel better and pick an activity from the list. You can do this! I need rest and relaxation: Try doing something to help take your mind off of things. Rest and relaxation are supposed to be beneficial—but to


Do I Have Normal, Everyday Anxiety Or An Actual Anxiety Disorder?

Do I Have Normal, Everyday Anxiety Or An Actual Anxiety Disorder?

It can be challenging to differentiate between normal, everyday anxiety, and an actual anxiety disorder. Anxiety can be distressing for someone who has never dealt with it before. They may question if they are going crazy. They may even consider seeking help — this is a positive thing. Even if someone does not have a diagnosed disorder, seeking help can be beneficial. It can be tricky to recognize what the


Inner Coach Versus Inner Critic

Inner Coach Versus Inner Critic

The way we talk to ourselves is crucial. Self-talk can be positive and motivating or negative and critical. This positive type of self-talk can be regarded as our “inner coach” while the negative kind of self-talk can be referenced as our “inner critic.” Pinnacle Recovery wants to go over the differences below and talk about how this relates to our recovery of substance use.  Inner coach Your inner coach is


How Do I Stop Self-Sabotaging My Mental Health?

How Do I Stop Self-Sabotaging My Mental Health?

There are some surefire ways to sabotage your mental health. You may be doing some of these things unconsciously. To nurture your mental health, you must get to a space where you are making choices that will impact your mental health and recovery in a positive way. Of course, this is difficult if you are currently in a negative mindset. Pinnacle Recovery wants to help you get to that positive


The 12 Rewards Of Sobriety

The 12 Rewards Of Sobriety

The 12 Rewards of Sobriety have become a staple of 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The bonds that members make in their 12-Step meetings are positive and long-lasting. Alcoholics Anonymous describes their meetings as “non-professional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere” (AA.org). The goal of AA is to help anyone with a drinking problem that wants to change. The same is for NA, but with


How Do Triggers Impact My Substance Use?

How Do Triggers Impact My Substance Use?

Substance use triggers are very real and, if in recovery, often put the individual back in a mindset where they want to use the substance again. Triggers can be social, environmental, or emotional situations. Whatever the trigger may be, the likelihood of using the substance increases. Cravings may become too much to bear, and the individual may give in to using the substance they have been avoiding for so long.


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