The Value of Compassion in Addiction Recovery

Compassion is a fundamental trait for addiction recovery and for life. Compassion literally means “to suffer together” and it has two basic parts: empathy for other people’s suffering and the deep desire to relieve that suffering. Compassion plays an important role in addiction recovery in the following ways. Self-Compassion Comes First Self-compassion is one of […]

7 Ways to Get More Willpower in Addiction Recovery

One of the persistent myths about addiction and recovery is that it’s all about willpower. People think recovery is all about grit. However, if you’re relying on willpower alone, you probably won’t stay sober long. Many factors contribute to addiction, including genes, childhood environment, trauma, and mental health issues. A strong recovery typically requires therapy, […]