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The Importance of a Long Term Treatment Plan

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

There is no quick fix for getting sober. For this reason, it is important to have a long term treatment plan in place. A long term treatment plan doesn’t mean you necessarily have to be in rehab for an extended period of time. What it does mean is that you don’t cut treatment off cold turkey. [...]

How Yoga Courses can Help Recovering Individuals

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Throughout addiction recovery, you’ll be surprised to find that abstaining from use of drugs and alcohol isn’t the only thing you’ll be focused on. Addiction comes with a number of harmful side effects. One of those side effects is what it does to the mind. And, simply stopping the use of drugs or alcohol doesn’t heal [...]

What Can I Expect After Being Sober for a Year?

By | September 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

There are several reasons why the first year is such an important milestone in addiction recovery. It’s a hurdle followed by a triumph. The first year is often the hardest, proving to be an emotional and physical roller coaster for people in recovery. And there are so many resources to turn to for help in early [...]

Being your Best Self in Recovery with Self Care Techniques

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Addiction can affect every aspect of life; especially the self. Throughout active addiction, taking care of the self comes behind using the addictive substance. As a result, an imbalanced lifestyle occurs in terms of neglected self care. An addicted individual will often become malnourished, lack a spiritual connection, and experience emotional symptoms like depression or anxiety [...]

Traveling for Business Without Relapsing

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Traveling for business is a very common venture for professionals. Many businesses include traveling in their employee contracts for the attendance of conferences, business meetings or working on-site with clients for a project. In any case, drinking is almost a social demand that comes with rubbing shoulders with other professionals. Alcohol is available on airline flights, [...]

The Indisputable Need for Aftercare Addiction Programs

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

It’s quite common that individuals struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol think that their 30 day stay at a residential treatment facility is enough to remain sober forever. Although it’s true that treatment is vital for obtaining effective healing and the tools needed in recovery, it’s not the end of your recovery efforts. 30 [...]

Common Questions Women Have About Sober Living Homes

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Living in a safe environment is crucial to substance abuse recovery. Unfortunately, for some people, returning home is simply not an option. At least, not yet. For those people, sober living homes allow for recovery in a safe place surrounded by peers who are also in recovery. This is especially true for gender-specific homes. Still, living [...]

Equine Therapy for Addiction Recovery

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Medical detox, residential treatment programs, and various forms of therapy are some of the most effective options available in drug rehab treatment centers. However, one method of addiction therapy that is often overlooked in favor of more traditional practices is equine therapy. Many individuals in recovery find that equine therapy for addiction is a severely underutilized [...]

What You Can Do to Address Fear in Recovery from Addiction

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

A life of addiction seems scary for people who have never experienced it. But, for those in active addiction, just the opposite it what drives their fear. Even imagining being without an addict’s drug of choice may bring about feelings of panic, disorder, and fear. It’s important to know that there is nothing to fear in [...]

Living with a Sober Alcoholic

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Recovering from addiction is one of the most challenging things that a couple can go through. You, as the partner of the recovering addict, may be feeling an overwhelming mixture of relief, hope, and fear. But there’s really no need to worry. Many men and women today are living with a sober alcoholic. The best thing [...]