The Link Between Sexual Trauma and Addiction

The Link Between Sexual Trauma and Addiction

Content warning: This story discusses sexual abuse, sexual violence, incest, trauma, self-harm, and substance use disorders. There’s a saying within addictions recovery that we never ask what’s wrong with someone. We ask what happened to them. That’s because trauma,...
How to Set and Prioritize Your Recovery Goals

How to Set and Prioritize Your Recovery Goals

Recovery is a lifelong commitment. Mustering up the strength to make that commitment isn’t easy, and that can be especially true for women. It’s not uncommon for many women to experience a sense of guilt when they start prioritizing their own needs over the needs of...
A Day in the Life at Ledgehill for Men

A Day in the Life at Ledgehill for Men

Few things are shrouded in more mystery than what happens behind the walls of an addiction treatment centre. While you may have seen a few examples of what treatment centers are like on TV or film, as we all know, Hollywood and reality are two very different things....
Incredible Recovery Stories from Female Celebrities

Incredible Recovery Stories from Female Celebrities

When we look at the lives of celebrities, we often see a life of privilege. Through magazines and the media, we see a romanticized version of what their lives are really like. But those in the spotlight aren’t immune to the harsh realities of addiction. Quite the...
Do Social Media Influencers Help or Hinder Addiction Recovery?

Do Social Media Influencers Help or Hinder Addiction Recovery?

If you spend any time on social media, you know that influencers play a significant role in how we look at ourselves and the world around us. Rightly or wrongly, they’re making an impact and leaving their mark. From #VanLife to #BossBabe, there are influencers for...
10 Inspiring Women in Recovery

10 Inspiring Women in Recovery

It’s easy to feel alone when you’re facing an addiction, especially when those who’ve faced similar challenges may not be comfortable openly sharing their stories. But trust us when we say you’re not alone. Women from all walks of life have faced addictions and...