Rebuilding Relationships with a Loved One in Recovery

When someone is struggling with active addiction, it can take a toll on relationships with family and friends. Trust is easily broken and can take a long time to rebuild. A person’s actions and behaviors while under the influence can contribute to creating family rifts that are challenging to overcome. But by focusing on substance

New Year’s Resolutions for Eating Disorder Recovery

A new year has begun, and for many people, that means setting resolutions. However, this can be a double-edged sword. While setting goals can be motivational, resolutions often tend to focus on diet and exercise, which can pose challenges, especially for those in eating disorder recovery. All of the talk of diets, fitness plans, and

Socializing in Recovery: Avoiding Holiday Temptation

Addiction from recovery is a journey, and it does involve lifestyle changes, but it doesn’t mean you’re destined for a life spent alone. Socializing in recovery is possible as long as you plan ahead and consider your options. You can still celebrate with friends and go out and enjoy yourself; it just may look a

What is Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)?

When people think of eating disorders, the two most common conditions that come to mind are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. However, these are not the only eating disorders that exist. There are actually several conditions that all fall under the umbrella of eating disorders. Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder is one of these conditions, and

Breaking Down Common Myths about Eating Disorders

Although most people have heard of eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia, they may not understand how these disorders really work. This can increase risk of believing myths and hearsay which can keep people from getting the eating disorder treatment they need. Many people falsely believe that eating problems are about control, but it