Recovery

coping with emotions in early sobriety

Your Guide to Coping with Emotions in Early Sobriety

When you have freed your system of toxic substances and are working on kicking your addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may think you are supposed to be happy. Instead, you probably have a wide range of emotions running through you that are a bit confusing and challenging. Your...

intensive healing workshops supercharge your recovery

How Intensive Healing Workshops Supercharge Your Recovery

When you are seeking help for your addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may be concerned about the time you’ll have to spend in the program and about the effectiveness of the treatment. Intensive healing workshops can supercharge your recovery, as they compile years of therapy into a much...

trauma and addiction

Observing PTSD Awareness Month | Trauma and Addiction

Understanding the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a critical step toward being able to resolve the causes and symptoms in a healthy way. When observing PTSD Awareness Month, which occurs this month, it is important to also understand the link between trauma and addiction. Trauma can lead...

multifaceted clinical options

May is Mental Health Month | Multifaceted Clinical Options

The past few months have been challenging. No one is certain what the future may hold. During Mental Health Month, take some time to focus on your total health and well-being, both physical and mental. Holistic, intensive healing can help you achieve spiritual reconnection and healing on a deeper...

staying physically fit in self-quarantine

Staying Physically Fit in Self-Quarantine

Staying at home for extended periods of time can be challenging. When you are in self-quarantine because of COVID-19, you may get bored and find yourself watching a lot of television or playing too many video games. Regardless of how you spend your time, there’s a good chance that...

explaining addiction to a non-addict

Tips for Explaining Addiction to a Non-Addict

Explaining addiction to a non-addict might seem like a tall order. People carry deep misunderstandings about substance use disorders. Changing their thinking about addiction takes time and patience. However, it is essential to make the effort. Misconceptions of addiction have very real consequences for people who need treatment. Many of...

how shame fuels addiction

How Shame Fuels Addiction

The addiction treatment community is constantly learning more about how shame fuels addiction; the more we learn, the more we can help people move forward in recovery. Guilt, embarrassment, depression, hopelessness - these feelings are cornerstones of the toxic ways in which people with addictions think about themselves. They often...

Relapse is not the end of recovery

Why Relapse Is Not the End of Recovery

Most people’s understanding of substance use disorders is clouded by decades of misinformation. We know more about addiction than ever before, but public awareness simply hasn’t kept the pace. Misconceptions not only hinder people from addressing the challenges they face; they can also cause much harm. How people think and...

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