Speaking With Your Loved Ones About Your Substance Abuse Problem

Making the decision to go to rehab is a life-changing choice. However, it also takes bravery. For some people, completing rehab is only half the battle. Letting their friends and family know that they are struggling with addiction is the real challenge. If you’re struggling with addiction, while the conversation might not exactly be easy, it is something you can complete successfully.   Minimize Stress For any person struggling with substance abuse, stress is dangerous because stress is often a trigger. As hard as it might be to think about, it is important that you not stress out about having this conversation. This is best achieved by looking for ways in which you can minimize stress. For example, if it makes you feel uncomfortable to speak with your entire family at one time about this topic, arrange to speak with each person separately or in smaller groups. If you feel better having this conversation after you have officially checked into rehab that is also an option. Do whatever keeps your stress level at a minimum. Tell Your Story, Your Way Continue Reading →

A Few Things You Need To Know When Working With A Self Help Guru

Self-help gurus are strong, confident people. They didn’t start out that way, it took them a lot of work and struggling to become the people they are. It is because they have been where you are that they can help. They understand how you are feeling and know what it took to reconstruct themselves. Because they have such strong personalities, there are a few things you need to understand when working with one. Create Your Own Goals When talking with someone who has remade his or herself, it is very easy to envy what they have achieved, and want it for yourself. However, you need to be sure that any goals you set for yourself are your own goals, and not copying the mentor’s goals. List your goals, and why you want them. As you work towards the goals, ask yourself if you are making any progress and if you are happier because of it. If the answer is no, it is time to reevaluate your goals. Accept Reality If the guru you are working with always acts as though Continue Reading →