Emotional Regulation

Emotional Regulation and Recovery

Overwhelming Emotions and Maladaptive Strategies In these blogs, you’ve heard us speak often about things like triggers and coping skills. For those of you who don’t know, “triggers” are those events, places, objects that spark a serious emotional reaction. To folks in substance abuse recovery, that could be the sight of a syringe or driving…


Nutrition and Recovery: Maintaining Peak Performance

Proper Nutrition in Uncertain Times With everything that’s going on in the world right now, maintaining healthy eating habits can be difficult. When those habits start to slip, fatigue, anxiety, and depression can follow. This problem is compounded when the folks involved are suffering from substance abuse or eating disorders. With the body under stress,…

Coronavirus and Relapse

Coronavirus and a Rise in the Relapse Rate

Diseases of Isolation In our recent blogs, we discussed the strain that the current pandemic is putting on the population we serve. We talked about how substance use and eating disorders are diseases of isolation and added some quotes from fellow warriors on the frontlines. Katelin Penner, a college student recovering from bulimia said that,…


Isolation and the Importance of Connection

“A Disease of Isolation” Last week, we talked about the dangers that self-isolation presents to folks who are struggling with eating disorders. We’d like to extend that discussion this week and offer some solutions along with our experience, strength, and hope during this difficult time of coronavirus and quarantine. As Dr. Marvin Seppala, chief medical…