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Setting SMART Goals for the New Year

By |2018-10-23T13:31:00-04:00December 27th, 2017|12 Steps, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

Making New Year's resolutions may be a time-honored tradition, but most of us aren't very good at keeping those resolutions. Often, our lack of follow-through isn't a matter of motivation or willpower. It's because we haven't taken the time to set goals that are effective in bringing about real changes in our lives. If you're [...]

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

By |2018-07-30T12:26:17-04:00December 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Staying Sober on New Year’s Eve

By |2018-10-23T16:50:20-04:00December 22nd, 2016|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holiday, Practicing Recovery|

For people in recovery, New Year’s Eve can present a minefield of obstacles to staying sober that aren’t present on other holidays. There is the idea that celebrating the change from one year to the next is linked with popping corks and consuming alcohol. Anyone who plans a quiet evening or who doesn’t join a [...]

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Staying Sober During the Holidays

By |2020-02-11T17:30:43-05:00December 14th, 2016|Holiday, Practicing Recovery|

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are in the early stages of recovery. If you're used to a holiday season that involves using alcohol or drugs to socialize and celebrate, navigating a sober Christmas may feel a little intimidating. Prepare yourself for the challenge with this 7-step game plan. 1. Organize [...]

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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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