Addiction Recovery

Don’t Derail Your Recovery with a Substitute Addiction

By |2018-10-23T13:01:11+00:00September 11th, 2018|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery, Relapse|

Certain personality traits have been proven to be associated with the development of substance use disorders. Exposure to trauma and a lack of a strong support system can also contribute to the development of unhealthy coping mechanisms. In some cases, this can include the development of substitute addictions after completing a drug or alcohol rehab [...]

Understanding the Continuum of Care in Addiction Treatment

By |2018-10-23T13:05:02+00:00June 24th, 2018|Aftercare, Family Resource, Practicing Recovery|

"Continuum of care" is a phrase that's commonly used in addiction treatment, but many people seeking help for a substance use disorder find themselves wondering exactly what this means. Essentially, continuum of care refers to having a detailed plan for what services a person needs to help him or her stay sober after seeking residential [...]

7 Sober Celebrity Role Models

By |2018-10-23T13:28:52+00:00January 30th, 2018|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, For Families of Addicts, Practicing Recovery|

When you're struggling with a drug and alcohol addiction, having sober role models to look up to can help you stay motivated on the path to recovery. If you're in need of celebrity inspiration, these 7 recovering substance abusers prove that great things are possible when you're willing to commit yourself to getting the help [...]

An Interview with Emily Benjamin, Alumni Coordinator & PRN Counselor

By |2018-10-23T13:42:57+00:00September 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+00:00August 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 [...]

Principles of Effective Addiction Treatment

By |2018-10-24T11:17:16+00:00July 28th, 2017|For Families of Addicts, Resource|

Every addiction treatment program aims to help clients stop using drugs or alcohol, stay sober, and become productive members of society. However, this doesn't mean that all treatment programs are the same. If you're considering addiction treatment for yourself or someone you love, it's important to be aware of the basic principles that an effective [...]

Using Yoga to Promote a Lasting Recovery

By |2018-10-23T13:51:10+00:00July 19th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Exercising, Holistic Treatment|

While yoga is far from a cure for drug and alcohol addiction, a regular yoga practice can help promote a lasting recovery. Yoga is especially popular with those searching for a holistic way to address addiction treatment because it enhances the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga Is for Everyone Even if you don't consider yourself [...]

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 [...]

7 Tips for Healthy Eating in Recovery

By |2018-10-23T16:26:32+00:00May 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 [...]

What Is the Whole-Person Care Approach to Recovery?

By |2018-10-23T16:42:15+00:00February 15th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holistic Treatment|

Addiction is not just a physical affliction nor is it only emotional or mental. When it comes to recovering from drug or alcohol abuse, a successful comprehensive plan should include ways of understanding and treating your body, mind, and spirit. That’s why gaining the ability to stop using drugs and alcohol is just one part [...]