How Does Easter Relate to Addiction and Mental Health?

For some people, holidays are good times of the year to spend quality time with family members and friends. But, for other people, holidays can be the worst times of the year. Why? Family gatherings and social functions can be stressful. They might be reminders of unsettling past memories. It is not uncommon to be [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Blog, Recovery, Stress Management, Strong Relationships and Addiction Recovery, Thinking Distortions|Comments Off on How Does Easter Relate to Addiction and Mental Health?

Can Spirituality Help You Recover From Addiction?

Can Spirituality Help You Recover From Addiction? When you’ve spent years and years in active addiction, chances are you have been through a lot. Maybe you’ve lost some things that meant something to you, like a job, lover, friends, money, and more. Whether your drug of choice is alcohol, pain pills, cocaine, meth, or something [...]

By | March 6th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Can Spirituality Help You Recover From Addiction?

25 Tips For A Recovering Addict to Have a Happy Life

25 Tips For a Recovering Addict to Have a Happy Life If you or a loved one is a recovering addict, chances are you have your concerns as to whether he/she will be able to stay on the road of recovery. Rest assured such feelings are normal.  After all, recovery is a learned process and [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on 25 Tips For A Recovering Addict to Have a Happy Life

Tips for Building a Relationship in Recovery

Tips for Building a Relationship in Recovery Building a relationship in recovery is just as important as building a relationship outside of recovery.  A problem occurs when a recovering addict or alcoholic only focuses on his/her sobriety, yet neglects a relationship with a partner. Granted, recovery is important and should come first, because, without your [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Tips for Building a Relationship in Recovery

SMART Recovery Empowers You To Create a Good Life

SMART Recovery Empowers You To Create a Good Life If there’s one thing many recovering alcoholics or addicts will tell you is that when they first began recovery, it helped them to have some sort of support system.  It could have been a supportive spouse, support group, 12 Step group, counselor, doctor, rehab, friends, and [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on SMART Recovery Empowers You To Create a Good Life

Recovery Basics: Don’t Let Your Past Dictate Your Future

Recovery Basics: Don’t Let Your Past Dictate Your Future Everyone has a past. Some people can look behind them and be alright with the memories and decisions. Other people have a difficult time with their past. They have painful memories and have not made the best decisions for their lives.  This is especially true for [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Recovery Basics: Don’t Let Your Past Dictate Your Future

Recovery Complications–When Sobriety is Uncomfortable

Recovery Complications--When Sobriety is Uncomfortable Recovery complications come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are simply irritants and other can be catastrophic. Like many people say, sometimes you clearly wonder if there is 'another relapse' left in you. It's unfortunate, but many have made multiple efforts--earnest, hard-working efforts--to get sober but return to [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Recovery Complications–When Sobriety is Uncomfortable

Tips To Stay On Recovery Path After Treatment

Tips To Stay Sober At Work After Treatment Congratulations on attending addiction treatment and completing it! Being sober has probably given you a new zest for life. Yes, most people that head into treatment have lost quite a bit of good things in their lives and quite possibly have hit rock bottom. Getting out of [...]

By | February 8th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Tips To Stay On Recovery Path After Treatment

Maintaining Positive Energy During Recovery – What You Think is What You Are

Maintaining Positive Energy During Recovery – What You Think is What You Are   For years, experts have understood that maintaining positive energy during recovery is essential to experience success in their journey, but a new way of thinking suggests that what think might actually become what you are. In other words, if you think [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Maintaining Positive Energy During Recovery – What You Think is What You Are

Are You Lonely In Recovery From Addiction?

Are You Lonely In Recovery From Addiction? Most likely, when you were in active addiction or alcoholism, you spent a decent amount of time hanging out with your party friends.  You may have felt a twinge of loneliness at times, but you were able to get around others and enjoy the scene, drinking or drugging. [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Are You Lonely In Recovery From Addiction?