For those of us who struggle with substance abuse, we may wonder: “Why me? Why do I tend toward addiction while others do not?” One’s individual risk of developing an addiction depends on a combination of factors. In the past, it was common for people to question and blame either nature or nurture. Now, however,
How Does the Peter Pan Syndrome Affect the Risk of Substance Abuse?
Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. Considering how challenging adulthood can be, avoiding grown-up responsibilities might seem great. However, Peter Pan syndrome comes with a variety of issues. One of these unfortunately is an increased risk of substance abuse. Peter Pan Syndrome Also called failure to launch, Peter Pan syndrome is basically persistent
Rediscovering Fun Without Substance Use
We may have participated in many activities while struggling with substance abuse that no longer fit or are no longer safe for our new lifestyle. Alternatively, we may not have had many hobbies we enjoyed and turned to substance use frequently out of boredom. Now that we have gone through treatment and are sober, we
Creating Routines in Recovery
When we have come to terms with our substance abuse, we may begin to recognize the many ways it has made our lives unmanageable. We may feel as though we are living in chaos, without any structure to our days. Once in sobriety, we may find it helpful to reevaluate what is important to us