friends and family

Building a Support Team in Recovery

Nearly 20 million people are currently in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs in the United States. Many people will relapse while in recovery due to the nature and cycle of addictive behavior. A support team can be a critical component of recovery and provide the building blocks for a future free of drug Read More…

letting go past

Letting Go of the Past

Sometimes, to be honest, it can feel easier to hold onto the past than let it go. Pain, trauma, fear and anxiety can build about how to cope with past emotional and physical hurt and, yet, the question remains of how to let go. What a person does in the face of pain is probably Read More…

What To Do When Recovery Fails

What To Do When Recovery Fails

Failure does not feel like an option in recovery, but many people will relapse within the first few days of quitting. Repeated attempts may be needed to finally break free of the addictive cycle. An individual who understands the reasons behind failure in recovery and focus on overcoming them, may end up sober without repeated Read More…

Do Holistic Approaches Work for Addiction?

Do Holistic Approaches Work for Addiction?

Holistic approaches are currently ‘en vogue’ at treatment and addiction centers, particularly those which serve individuals at higher end facilities. One of the ways treatment facilities attend to the whole person and individualize care is to provide alternative treatments (acupuncture, equine-assisted therapy, massage therapy). Learn more about holistic approaches in addiction treatment and the value Read More…

Interaction

Mind Your Manners in Recovery

Interacting with other people in social situations is challenging for many people. Individuals in recovery from addiction may struggle with knowing how to engage with people in different circumstances. Social development suffers and requires a retraining of social skills. Learn how to develop positive social skills in recovery and tips to get started. Learning Social Read More…

Learn how to spot the difference between empowering and enabling tendencies.

How to Spot Enabling Tendencies

The desire to help people, particularly loved ones, is a noble pursuit. Parents desire to see children succeed in school and life. Spouses want to support one another in solving problems life throws out and friends want to help one another through difficult times. A well-meaning impulse can backfire when addiction is present and helping Read More…

Progress

Don’t Give Up on Tomorrow Today

Recovery is a lifelong process, filled with ups and downs. Life is best lived moment by moment rather than looking back or falling too far forward. One thing that is helpful is focusing on how the present moment holds great opportunities to make small steps towards success. Expect to need continuous support and help to Read More…