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How Gratitude Helps Build Resilience in Recovery

By |2020-11-19T15:52:09-05:00November 18th, 2020|Grateful Addict, Practicing Recovery|

Although gratitude takes center stage during the Thanksgiving holiday, reminding yourself of what you're most grateful for should be a year-round practice. Gratitude helps build the resilience you’ll need to tackle the challenges you’ll face on the road to recovery. The Benefits of Gratitude Gratitude does not minimize the struggles a person experiences. As a [...]

Spirituality and Addiction Recovery

By |2020-11-13T11:37:59-05:00November 11th, 2020|Practicing Recovery, The Path of Addiction Recovery|

Building the foundation for a lasting recovery involves more than simply abstaining from drugs and alcohol. Addiction affects the mind, body, and spirit—which means lasting recovery requires a holistic approach. At St. Joseph Institute for Addiction, we encourage you to explore your spirituality as part of our comprehensive treatment approach. Benefits of Spirituality in Addiction [...]

How to Help a Friend Enter Rehab

By |2020-10-23T16:56:12-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Resource|

Whether you've known for some time that your friend is struggling with a substance use disorder or you only recently became aware of the problem, it's wonderful that you want to show your support for their desire to seek treatment. Worrying about saying—or doing—the wrong thing is understandable, but to ease your concerns the team [...]

Don’t Let Grief Trigger a Relapse

By |2020-10-10T15:45:44-04:00October 9th, 2020|Practicing Recovery, Relapse|

The loss of a loved one is already considered one of the most painful experiences a person can go through, but the grieving process has been complicated for many by the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. If you're mourning a friend or family member who has recently passed, it's important to proactively manage your [...]

September Is National Recovery Month: A Reminder That Recovery Is Always Possible

By |2020-09-24T13:32:54-04:00September 21st, 2020|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

National Recovery Month is observed every September to recognize the struggles faced by those who have been diagnosed with substance use disorders or other mental health conditions. For 31 years, National Recovery Month celebrations have served as a reminder that there's always hope for recovery no matter what challenges a person has faced in the [...]

Helping Your Bipolar Loved One Stay Sober

By |2020-09-11T15:14:29-04:00September 9th, 2020|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Family Resource|

A Dual Diagnosis The symptoms of bipolar disorder can often be masked by active substance abuse, but these conditions are two separate mental health issues. For a lasting recovery, both must be treated simultaneously. If your loved one has been diagnosed with both bipolar disorder and a substance use disorder, educating yourself on this dual [...]

Coping with Chronic Pain During COVID-19

By |2020-09-04T12:59:36-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Health|

What Is Chronic Pain? Chronic pain is defined as pain that is experienced on most days of the week for a period of six months or more. A wide range of medical conditions, including osteoarthritis, autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, and migraines, have been linked to chronic pain. In total, the U.S. Pain Foundation estimates that [...]

5 Mental Health Challenges You Might Not Have Realized Are Pandemic-Related

By |2020-08-21T14:12:06-04:00August 21st, 2020|Family Resource, Practicing Recovery|

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has affected many aspects of daily life. This has been particularly difficult for people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. Managing Your Mental Health While no two people will have the exact same experience, you should be aware of five common pandemic-related mental health challenges. Knowing [...]

How Creativity Supports Addiction Recovery

By |2020-08-07T13:05:31-04:00August 6th, 2020|Practicing Recovery|

Recovering from drug or alcohol addiction requires a holistic approach that heals the mind, body, and spirit. For many people, sobriety provides an opportunity to explore their creative side. Benefits of Creativity in Addiction Recovery Creative pastimes provide a number of important benefits for people in recovery. For example: Creativity provides a safe place for [...]

Practicing Radical Acceptance in Recovery

By |2020-07-24T11:47:38-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Practicing Recovery|

Learning to face challenging situations without turning to drugs and alcohol for comfort is a crucial part of building the foundation for lasting sobriety. Radical acceptance, a concept associated with dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), can help. About Radical Acceptance Radical acceptance is a practice developed by Marsha Linehan. An Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral [...]