Restorations Therapy Blog

Moving Past Shame While Healing in Recovery

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Dr. Brene Brown, a research professor, defines shame as: “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging.” Shame is a sincerely powerful emotion that can haunt… Read More


How to Tell if You Are Involved With a Narcissist

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Are you in a relationship in which you feel like you’re the only one who’s making a real effort? Or maybe you feel as if boundaries are blurred or even ignored? These are just a couple… Read More


Pregnant Women who Abuse Opioids put Their Unborn Children at Significant Risk

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Would you believe that there already exist victims of the opioid epidemic who haven’t even been born yet? If that sounds like a science fiction plot, it’s not.  Sadly, a new study shows that the consequences… Read More


Losing Support From Loved Ones

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Recovery is an incredibly courageous journey, and you simply can’t continue on without people around you to support you. As human beings, we fundamentally rely on social interactions because we crave social connections and feeling as… Read More


How Can I Develop a More Positive Body Image?

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

It should come as no surprise that social media impacts the way we feel about our bodies. One glance at Instagram and it’s easy to conclude that everyone is more fit, tan, and good-looking than we… Read More


Why Sobriety Is Worth It

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

There’s no doubt about it, getting and staying sober can sometimes feel awkward and new. But the flip side to that is the incredible feeling that comes with knowing you’re not making choices today that you’ll… Read More


A Deeper Look at The Hero Role Within the Dysfunctional Family

Friday, February 28th, 2020

Substance use disorder (SUD) does not only affect the individual with the disease, as it impacts the entire family. This relationship is evident when looking at the roles that family members take on to try and… Read More


Deflection: A Defensive Tactic

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Deflection is attempting to draw attention away from oneself and put that attention onto another person. All ages may engage in deflection. Children try to deflect blame when they are in trouble for negative actions by… Read More


9 Symptoms of Work Addiction

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Work addiction is a behavioral addiction. From the outside, it can look very much like ambition or dedication, but in fact people addicted to work are often driven by insecurity, the need for approval, or the… Read More


Higher Education May Impact Drinking Behaviors and Possibly Reduce the Risk of Alcohol Dependence

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Alcohol consumption is a main risk factor for disability and death around the world. Pinpointing reasons related to quantity of alcohol consumed, amount of time, and what people drink are important for improving strategies related to… Read More


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