High-Performing Professionals and Addiction

High-Performing Professionals and Addiction

High-performing and high-earning professionals, such as business executives, doctors, and lawyers, often have stressful, fast-paced, and sleep-deprived careers. Over time, intense demands, competition, and stress lead to exhaustion or burnout, leading to professionals and addiction. It’s well established that stress is a risk factor that contributes to substance use and addiction.1 Similar to how financial,…

How Do I Apologize?

Apologizing is a part of recovery. It’s a formal part of any 12-Step program, but realizing how we’ve hurt people and how badly we’ve screwed up is a natural part of the process. Sometimes it’s what drives us toward sobriety. Apologizing may be part of recovery, but it’s also a skill that takes work. A…

The Journey of Becoming New: Recovery & Transition

Transition (n.): When life throws something at us that significantly changes our direction, altering how we view ourselves. Sometimes it’s a good thing–graduation, marriage, parenthood, promotion, retirement. Sometimes it’s not–a spouse dying, “empty-nest” syndrome, losing a job, being a victim of crime. Transitions can be triggered by either something good or something bad, and they…