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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Personal Training and Addiction Recovery

By |2020-02-11T17:33:36-05:00February 1st, 2017|Aftercare, Exercising, Physical training|

Staying active is an important element to good health. For people who are stuck in the cycle of drug or alcohol abuse, physical exercise is often one of the first parts of their routine that gets neglected. Physical exercise is an important part of treatment for those who are in the early stages of recovery. [...]

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The Importance of Family Support During Recovery

By |2020-02-11T17:32:32-05:00January 18th, 2017|Aftercare, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Loving someone suffering from drug or alcohol addiction isn't easy, but as a family member you'll play a vital role in helping your loved one on the path to recovery. Multiple studies have shown that people with substance problems who have caring and supportive family members are less likely to relapse than those without strong [...]

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Yoga and Meditation

By |2018-10-23T16:54:24-04:00October 24th, 2016|Aftercare, Holistic Treatment, Practicing Recovery|

Each resident at St. Joseph will have a treatment schedule that can include fitness, yoga and meditation. Yoga offers amazing physical benefits--from increasing flexibility to building muscle tone--but more importantly, those who practice yoga and meditation learn how to manage stress and deal with negative emotions. Yoga sessions at St. Joseph are integrated with a [...]

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The Five P’s of Successful Recovery

By |2019-09-11T17:34:51-04:00January 19th, 2016|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery, Relapse|

It’s important that we understand recovery from drug and alcohol addiction as a complex and challenging journey, one that takes dedication and time.  For many people who struggle with addiction or who love someone who struggles with addiction, the promise of a month spent in concentrated, residential rehabilitation seems like adequate treatment.  And yet, when [...]

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The Long Road

By |2020-02-11T17:21:33-05:00December 7th, 2015|Aftercare, Miscellaneous, Relapse|

The Long Road Recovery requires hard work and tough choices. To truly recover from addiction is a process, one that requires deeper and more lasting changes than simply acknowledging the errors of a life controlled by alcohol or drugs.  The process of real recovery involves more than an apology for hurtful behaviors and faulty judgment, [...]

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Beating the Odds on Relapse

By |2018-10-23T18:04:02-04:00December 29th, 2014|Aftercare, Relapse|

You will have dozens of questions when you start to talk about relapse, and the answers are often confusing or contradictory. Is the success rate for recovery 10 percent? 25 percent? 50 percent? 75 percent? Can an alcoholic or addict establish long-term recovery, or does everyone relapse at some time? Are some treatment approaches better [...]

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Winning is Everything

By |2020-02-11T17:18:28-05:00August 11th, 2014|Aftercare, Relapse|

In addiction recovery, “almost” is never good enough. No issue in addiction treatment is of greater importance than the prevention of relapse.  Sobriety is never an optional goal.  It is the “finish line” that justifies the time, expense, and constant effort.  Anything less may not represent failure -- for there may be signs of significant [...]

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