Learning to care for ourselves isn’t easy, especially if we have spent years abusing our body with disordered eating. Even though we may have stopped harming ourselves, the process of recovery goes beyond stopping that behavior—we need to learn how to take care of our needs.
I won’t sugarcoat it – if you decide to stop drinking, it will likely affect some of the relationships in your life. You’ll realize there were certain people you thought you were friends with, but they were actually just a drinking buddies. It’s never fun to move on from people, but in sobriety it’s sometimes necessary.
We recently caught up with Brooke, one of Workit's interns, to talk about her own journey through eating disorder recovery. Brooke recently mentioned how valuable of a tool mindfulness can be in eating disorder recovery. But in much mindfulness work, the focus is on the on the body, an area of anxiety and concern for those in eating disorder recovery.
When you think of buprenorphine (Suboxone) treatment for opioid addiction, what comes to mind? If you think of it as a detox aid, intended to help decrease the discomforts associated with withdrawal from heroin and other opioids of abuse, don't feel bad. This is a common misconception—one that many people spread.
Workit Health and Ascension’s Brighton Center for Recovery announced an innovative clinical pilot partnership to provide patients with a seamless addiction care experience. The two industry-leading organizations are teaming up to provide a full spectrum of addiction care, including prevention, inpatient and outpatient treatment, aftercare, and recovery.
Gambling addiction is a commonly known, but little discussed, process addiction. At Workit, we often focus on addictions to substances (we are in an opioid crisis, after all), but there’s another world of addictions, to processes or behaviors. Today, you can gamble without leaving the comfort of your own screen, as online casinos and games make it easy to win or lose from your couch.