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Aftercare

7 Benefits of Exercise for People in Recovery

By |2018-10-23T13:26:22-04:00February 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 [...]

What to Expect During Your First Year of Recovery

By |2019-09-14T15:57:52-04:00January 9th, 2018|Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, Practicing Recovery|

When you've made the decision to seek addiction treatment, it's hard to imagine what your life will be like without drugs or alcohol. Although no two people are exactly alike, this article outlines some of the issues you can expect to deal with during your first year in recovery. Withdrawal The term withdrawal refers to [...]

8 Tips for Your First Sober Thanksgiving

By |2018-10-23T13:33:09-04:00November 14th, 2017|Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holiday|

In the early stages of recovery, you're learning new ways to cope with everyday situations. Developing healthy habits is a big task, especially during the holiday season. If this will be your first sober Thanksgiving, stay on the path to recovery with these 8 helpful tips. 1. Be Grateful. Thanksgiving is all about counting your [...]

An Interview with Emily Benjamin, Alumni Coordinator & PRN Counselor

By |2018-10-23T13:42:57-04:00September 28th, 2017|12 Steps, Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Grateful Addict|

Meet St. Joseph Institute’s Alumni/Aftercare Coordinator and PRN Counselor, Emily Benjamin. An alumna of St. Joseph Institute (SJI) and a self-professed nerd, Emily brings joy and enthusiasm to her work. Her passion comes in large part from her own experience as a recovering addict and the thrill she finds in being able to live life [...]

7 Surprising Benefits of Massage Therapy During Recovery

By |2018-10-23T13:45:50-04:00August 16th, 2017|Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holistic Treatment|

If you're interested in a holistic approach to addressing your substance abuse issues, massage therapy may be an option to consider. Although it's not a commonly used part of addiction treatment, massage therapy offers several benefits to people in recovery. Here are some of the reasons why: 1. Promotes Detoxification The squeezing and pulling motions [...]

Building Your Recovery Playlist

By |2018-10-23T16:20:32-04:00June 28th, 2017|Aftercare, Personal Growth, Practicing Recovery|

Music can be a wonderful source of support, inspiration, and motivation during the recovery process. Consider developing your own addiction recovery playlist to help you tackle the challenges of sober living, using these popular songs as a starting point. Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park I don't know what's worth fighting for Or why I [...]

7 Tips for Healthy Eating in Recovery

By |2019-09-11T17:08:35-04:00May 14th, 2017|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery|

Substance abuse has long been linked to nutritional deficiencies. The empty calories in wine, beer, and liquor reduce the desire to consume a healthy diet, while the urge to seek a high from illegal drugs often causes substance abusers to skip meals in search of their next fix. If you're in recovery, following a balanced [...]

Registration Open for the 2017 Alumni Reunion

By |2020-02-11T17:38:21-05:00May 7th, 2017|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery, Reunion|

2017 Alumni Reunion is Saturday, May 27! We're excited to announce plans for our upcoming alumni reunion. Alumni are invited to bring one guest (adults only) for dinner, fellowship, and a bonfire. If you're musically inclined, bring an instrument to join in the live music. Come on out for some good, clean, sober fun and [...]

How to Avoid 5 Common Relapse Triggers

By |2020-02-11T17:37:02-05:00May 3rd, 2017|Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

Leaving rehab is an exciting time. You're beginning a new chapter in your life, equipped with the tools to maintain your sobriety. However, this does not mean that you won't be faced with temptation. The best way to prevent relapse after rehab is to proactively think about what triggers the urge to use and how [...]

Escaping Anxiety through Meditation

By |2020-02-11T17:36:15-05:00April 10th, 2017|Aftercare, Personal Growth, Practicing Recovery|

By: Aspen Stoddard/staff writer After more than a decade of using substances to avoid my “self,” one of the hardest parts of transitioning into sobriety was learning new tactics for dealing with the cycle of anxious thoughts spinning constantly in my mind. Sure, I understood the idea of living one day at a time, but [...]