10 Fears that Addicts May Have When Seeking Treatment

10 Fears that Addicts May Have When Seeking Treatment By: Toshia Humphries, M.Ed., M.A. 10 Fears that Addicts May Have When Seeking Treatment When entering drug and alcohol rehabilitation, or rehab, addicts often have many fears. In fact, fear is typically the reason for hesitation to seek treatment. As such, if you’re active in addiction and […]

What a Future in Recovery Looks Like

What a Future in Recovery Looks Like By: Toshia Humphries, M.Ed., M.A. What a Future in Recovery Looks Like When contemplating sobriety and recovery, there are often numerous questions, concerns and fears. These can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, they often prevent individuals from seeking the help needed. It’s the unknown future in recovery that becomes the […]

5 Things to Strive For in Recovery Now That You’re Sober

5 Things to Strive For in Recovery Now That You’re Sober By: Toshia Humphries, M.Ed., M.A. 5 Things to Strive For in Recovery Now That You’re Sober Now that you’re sober, the real work can begin. That may seem like an insulting statement for those who have struggled through detox to get to the other […]

3 Ways to Prevent Fear from Kicking In

3 Ways to Prevent Fear from Kicking In By Toshia Humphries 3 Ways to Prevent Fear from Kicking In Fear can quickly become the enemy of successful recovery. In fact, it potentially threatens any form of personal growth. But, fear itself, is merely an emotion we all experience from time to time. Therefore, the power […]

4 Tips for Following Through on the New Year’s Resolution to Get Sober

4 Tips for Following Through on the New Year’s Resolution to Get Sober By: Toshia Humphries, M.Ed., M.A. 4 Tips for Following Through on the New Year’s Resolution to Get Sober It’s a new year. And, as such, many people have made some important resolutions to begin changing their lives for the better. Vows to […]

5 Ways You Can Love Yourself Today

5 Ways You Can Love Yourself Today By Toshia Humphries, M.Ed., M.A. 5 Ways You Can Love Yourself Today Contrary to what some believe, self-love does not equate to selfishness. In fact, learning to love oneself often prevents it. After all, to fully love others, one must first love oneself. With regard to active addiction, […]

5 Ways to Prevent the Relapse Grinch from Stealing Your Holiday Spirit

5 Ways to Prevent the Relapse Grinch from Stealing Your Holiday Spirit By Toshia Humphries, M.Ed., M.A. 5 Ways to Prevent the Relapse Grinch from Stealing Your Holiday Spirit The holiday season is upon is, and it is one which typically brings social gatherings, time with family and friends and a varying degree of hustle […]

How Emotional Recovery Helped Me Lose Weight—Not Your Average Weight-Loss Story

How Emotional Recovery Helped Me Lose Weight -Not Your Average Weight-Loss Story By Toshia Humphries, M.Ed., M.A How Emotional Recovery Helped Me Lose Weight—Not Your Average Weight-Loss Story I am an adult child of an addict, referred to in the addictions field as an ACOA. That fact will never change, regardless of the years I […]

Discovering Who You Are After Addiction

Discovering Who You Are After Addiction By Toshia Humphries, M.Ed., M.A. Discovering Who You Are After Addiction In active addiction, much of what we identify with is in direct relation to our addiction. In fact, many of us become quite known for our partying antics. Unfortunately, some of us become less labeled as the life of […]

It Will Hurt—A Reminder to Recovering Addicts, “You Are Supposed to Feel Pain”

It Will Hurt—A Reminder to Recovering Addicts, “You Are Supposed to Feel Pain” By Toshia Humphries, M.Ed., M.A. It Will Hurt—A Reminder to Recovering Addicts, “You Are Supposed to Feel Pain” Throughout life, all individuals experience a wide range of emotion. Everything from joy and ecstasy to grief and depression is possible. However, not everyone […]