Ah, starting over. Everybody starts over, right? It can be quite a bittersweet experience. As a military spouse, starting over is definitely something I’ve become accustomed to. Frequent moves, finding new employment, meeting new faces and saying goodbye to old ones, characterize my life in a nutshell. However, nothing quite prepared me for a different battle I would face in the name of starting over: knee surgery.
There is no secret to the fact that addiction is one of the most prevalent problems facing today’s youth. From a very early age young people are introduced to drugs ranging from illegal use of prescription medication to street drugs that can be lethal even on the first try. With so much media attention being given to the war on drugs and the many dangers inherent in drug abuse, it would seem logical that the number of addicts would be declining, but the opposite seems to be true.
After the influx and outpour of emotions surrounding the entire recovery process, finally landing the job can both feel like a blessing, and your ticket to true freedom- while eliciting feelings of dread at the same. Being nervous about going back to work is normal, expected- and easily avoidable with a few mental calming techniques. Remember landing the job signals you’re ready to get on with your life, and carve a new path in the progression of attaining your measurable goals- and should bring you one step closer to achieving self actualization.
Exercise is an important part of daily life, and it’s also a useful tool when it comes to battling the struggles of addiction. Whether you’re in recovery from alcoholism or illegal drug abuse, one of the most important components of treatment is to build healthy habits that replace unhealthy ones.The Dangers of Addiction