Personal Growth

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 [...]

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 [...]

Post Rehab Do’s and Don’ts for Loved Ones

By |2018-07-30T12:26:17+00:00December 11th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts, Personal Growth, Practicing Recovery|

When your loved one comes home from rehab, it's natural to be nervous about what comes next. This guide will give you a basic framework for navigating some of the common challenges faced during the post-rehab adjustment period. Do Take Time to Educate Yourself If you've never struggled with drug or alcohol abuse yourself, it [...]

Building Your Recovery Playlist

By |2018-10-23T16:20:32+00:00June 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 [...]

5 Job Hunting Tips for People in Recovery

By |2018-10-23T16:21:40+00:00June 20th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Personal Growth|

Job hunting is never an easy process, but people in recovery face some distinct challenges. From the need for a flexible schedule to explaining a spotty work history, landing a new position while in recovery will require careful planning and preparation. Daniel Krasner, Summit Behavioral Healthcare’s Assistant Vice President of National Business Development, has a [...]

Should I Quit Smoking During Rehab?

By |2018-10-23T16:22:45+00:00June 14th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Personal Growth|

According to the CDC, about 15 percent of adults in the United States are smokers. However, smoking rates are significantly higher among people who are also struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. If you're considering seeking treatment, you may find yourself wondering if it's best to quit smoking while you're in rehab or if you [...]

Escaping Anxiety through Meditation

By |2018-10-23T16:37:06+00:00April 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 [...]

What is Faith-based Addiction Recovery?

By |2018-10-23T16:49:05+00:00January 9th, 2017|Personal Growth|

Overcoming addiction requires a strong support system. Faith-based recovery programs are rooted in the belief that there's no greater source of support than God himself. Faith-Based Recovery vs. Traditional Rehab Programs Faith-based recovery programs take a holistic approach to addiction recovery. They treat addiction as a disease that affects the body, mind, and spirit. Key [...]

Practicing Recovery: Meditation

By |2018-10-23T17:15:18+00:00September 13th, 2016|Personal Growth, Practicing Recovery|

At St. Joseph’s, we appreciate that the road to sustainable recovery can be long, winding, and unique for each individual. There is one strategy that all people suffering from addiction can add to their arsenal – something that we incorporate into our traditional services, groups, and medical treatments. As you may recall from time spent at [...]

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Components of the True Self: Will

By |2018-10-23T17:19:41+00:00March 14th, 2016|Personal Growth|

The fourth component of the True Self is Will. Will works with feelings, reasoning mind, and intuitive mind. It takes the information from these three sources and uses it to make decisions. We exercise our will when we choose. When we choose intimacy, we can know that our will is functioning at its highest level. [...]

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