Aftercare

Why Are 12-Step Programs So Popular?

By |2018-12-07T18:15:27+00:00December 6th, 2018|12 Steps, Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Personal Growth, Practicing Recovery, Resource|

For individuals struggling with substance use disorders, 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous often play a vital role in the recovery progress. Taking the time to understand the benefits of a 12-Step approach can help you decide how to best structure your continuing care plan. 5 Key Benefits of 12-Step Programs The [...]

Don’t Derail Your Recovery with a Substitute Addiction

By |2018-10-23T13:01:11+00:00September 11th, 2018|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery, Relapse|

Certain personality traits have been proven to be associated with the development of substance use disorders. Exposure to trauma and a lack of a strong support system can also contribute to the development of unhealthy coping mechanisms. In some cases, this can include the development of substitute addictions after completing a drug or alcohol rehab [...]

Social Media Use in Recovery: What You Need to Know

By |2018-10-23T13:02:35+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Aftercare, Family Resource, Personal Growth|

Being in recovery means rethinking every aspect of your daily routine, including how you use social media. Your time online has the potential to either be a tool for sobriety or a threat to the recovery process. Advantages of Social Media in Recovery In some cases, social media can be an aid in the recovery [...]

SMART Recovery Offers a Possible 12-Step Alternative

By |2018-10-23T13:04:03+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery|

If you're struggling to make the 12-Step process work for you, don't give up hope of a lasting recovery. Although Alcoholics Anonymous and other similar groups play a vital role in keeping millions of people clean and sober, these organizations aren't right for everyone. SMART Recovery is one AA alternative that you may wish to [...]

Understanding the Continuum of Care in Addiction Treatment

By |2018-10-23T13:05:02+00:00June 24th, 2018|Aftercare, Family Resource, Practicing Recovery|

"Continuum of care" is a phrase that's commonly used in addiction treatment, but many people seeking help for a substance use disorder find themselves wondering exactly what this means. Essentially, continuum of care refers to having a detailed plan for what services a person needs to help him or her stay sober after seeking residential [...]

Addiction Resources in Central Pennsylvania

By |2018-11-02T12:42:44+00:00May 9th, 2018|Aftercare, Family Resource|

St. Joseph Institute for Addiction's rehab programs can provide you with medically supervised detox and counseling to build the skills necessary for sobriety. However, since addiction is a chronic illness, you may find it helpful to take advantage of some of these community-based resources for ongoing support. Penn State Collegiate Recovery Center Penn State's Collegiate [...]

6 Ways to Cope with Cravings for Drugs and Alcohol

By |2018-08-06T09:35:10+00:00March 29th, 2018|Aftercare|

You may leave rehab feeling like you've got your addiction under control, but cravings are a normal part of the recovery process. Cravings are often described as a feeling of intense hunger for alcohol or drugs. When you're experiencing a craving, you might feel like the abused substance is calling out your name so strongly [...]

Sober Activities for Families

By |2018-10-23T13:20:42+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Aftercare, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

A lasting recovery requires you to replace harmful habits with healthy alternatives. Family-friendly recreation lets you stay on track with your sobriety while making special memories with the people you care about the most. Although it's always a good idea to chat with your family to see what activities are of interest, here are some [...]

Using Writing to Further Your Recovery

By |2018-10-23T13:23:14+00:00March 7th, 2018|Aftercare, Holistic Treatment, Personal Growth|

While it won't cure substance abuse issues on its own, writing offers many therapeutic benefits to people in recovery. Even if you've never had the urge to jot down your thoughts in the past, writing can be a powerful tool for physical, mental, and spiritual healing. How Writing Helps in Addiction Recovery In today's fast-paced [...]

7 Benefits of Exercise for People in Recovery

By |2018-10-23T13:26:22+00:00February 9th, 2018|Aftercare, Exercising|

Being in recovery involves rethinking your entire approach to life, which means the early stages of recovery are the perfect time to begin a regular exercise regimen. Making physical activity a daily part of your life offers multiple benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. 1. Exercise Gives You a Natural High. It may sound [...]