The Hardest Truth About Recovery

The Hardest Truth About Recovery

  Hitting bottom can feel like a hard fall in addiction. Handling the truth about what havoc addiction brought into a person’s life can be difficult. People in recovery may feel aware of addiction and its effects but most of what is known is based on myth or incorrect information. When an individual enters recovery, Read More…

Mindfulness for Youth in Recovery

Mindfulness Practices for Youth in Recovery

Substance abuse prevention and intervention with young people is especially important as teens struggle with drugs and alcohol to cope with more stressors such as school, family and conflicts at home or with friends. Mindfulness is a great tool to practice awareness of one’s mental, physical and spiritual self while focusing on the present moment. Read More…

Getting Rid of Stinking Thinkin

Letting Go of Stinkin’ Thinkin’

  The phrase ‘stinkin’ thinkin’ originated in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a way to describe thinking which may lead a person back to drinking. Over time, the phrase became associated with a number of self-destructive thought processes. The voice can also be termed ‘inner critic’ which lives inside all people and needs to be quieted Read More…

Relationships in Recovery

Rebuilding Relationships in Recovery

Completing an addictions treatment program is a monumental step towards recovery. It is likely that a person who completes recovery comes out feeling like a new person with lots of challenges and exciting opportunities ahead. Many aspects of life feel different and may require seeking a new job, hobbies or places to spend time. This Read More…

Stemming Urges Toward Self Harm

Learning to overcome self harm urges can be challenging when it becomes an ingrained behavior. Self-destructive tendencies stem from a sense of disconnect between the self and experiences happening which feel out of one’s control. Find out how to curb urges toward self harm and seek positive, healthy coping mechanisms and strategies.   Why Self Read More…

How Can I Tell if My Friend is About to Relapse?

Relapse can be very serious for an individual in recovery from addiction. Addiction never goes away just as the risk of relapse is always present. It is better to acknowledge signs of relapse than deal with consequences following a slip up. Learn how to notice signs if a friend is struggling in recovery.   Practice Read More…

Are There Any Foods I Can Eat to Fight Cravings?

Managing cravings can be a daily struggle but some foods can help. Choosing foods that improve digestion, promote steady blood sugar during the day and support brain chemistry can fight cravings. Learn what types of foods to eat and how to fit them into a healthy recovery diet plan.   Why Eat Healthy Healthy digestion Read More…

Why Are People Afraid to Get Sober?

Most people do not want to get sober. Sobriety can be a scary idea as the only way a person has behaved for so long has been under the influence of drugs and alcohol. It is hard to admit drugs and alcohol have that much control over a person’s life and is very hard to Read More…