Personal Growth

Alcohol Abuse in Romantic Relationships: Breaking the Cycle

By |2019-02-06T13:26:37+00:00February 5th, 2019|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Personal Growth|

Alcohol abuse doesn't just affect the person with a substance use disorder. The effects of addiction also influence relationships with loved ones, especially spouses or romantic partners. Taking the time to better understand what relationship issues are linked to alcohol abuse can help you create healthier bonds as you move forward with your recovery. How [...]

Promote Lasting Sobriety by Spending Time in Nature

By |2019-01-03T17:59:28+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Exercising, Health, Holistic Treatment, Personal Growth, Practicing Recovery, Recommended Reading|

Did you know that experts believe most Americans spend about 90 percent of their day indoors? Our modern lifestyles often don't provide many opportunities to naturally spend time outside, which means we need to make a conscious effort to head outdoors. If you're in recovery, you should make it a goal to spend at least [...]

10 Recovery Podcasts That Inspire, Educate, and Entertain

By |2018-12-19T14:12:06+00:00December 18th, 2018|12 Steps, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, Health, Personal Growth, Practicing Recovery, Recommended Reading, Resource|

Listening to recovery podcasts can be a wonderful way to support your sobriety while you're commuting, handling household chores, or exercising at the gym. About Podcasts Podcasts are on-demand Internet radio programs that are generally either the monologue of a single speaker or a conversation between a host and one or more guest speakers. You [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]