27 Jan

New Year’s Resolutions for Recovery

Addiction recovery is all about setting goals and then working to achieve them, and the New Year brings the perfect opportunity to set some new goals. Some of the traditional New Year’s resolutions, like getting in shape, will fit in nicely with your recovery program,...

27 Jan

Financial Responsibility in Recovery

Becoming financially responsible is an important part of addiction recovery. There’s a lot to learn about ourselves and life in general as we manage our assets, so it’s no surprise that over ⅔ of Christ’s parables were about money. Self-mastery, giving to others, sound decision...

03 Dec

Gaining Spiritual Strength

Many of the principles and tools of addiction recovery are based around spiritual healing. Giving over your life to a Higher Power, forgiving others and yourself, and praying for strength are just a few of the things that any 12-step program will ask you to...

03 Dec

Advice for Those Supporting an Addict

In parts one and two of this series of posts, we discussed how Elder Holland’s talk from the October LDS Conference this year, “Like a Broken Vessel,” can help those who are struggling with addiction heal, both mentally and spiritually. It’s important to remember that...

05 Nov

Preventing and Overcoming Relapse

Addiction recovery is a path riddled with fits of progress, and intermittent setbacks and stumbling blocks. In his LDS General Conference talk, “Like a Broken Vessel,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland discusses the trials of mental illness, and offers wisdom and advice about how we can...