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What to Expect During Your First Year of Recovery

By |2020-10-19T10:57:47-04:00January 9th, 2018|Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, Practicing Recovery|

When you've made the decision to seek addiction treatment, it's hard to imagine what your life will be like without drugs or alcohol. Although no two people are exactly alike, this article outlines some of the issues you can expect to deal with during your first year in recovery. Withdrawal The term withdrawal refers to [...]

Principles of Effective Addiction Treatment

By |2020-10-19T10:54:28-04:00July 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 [...]

5 Job Hunting Tips for People in Recovery

By |2019-09-14T15:58:57-04:00June 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Advice for Parents of Children with Addiction Problems

By |2020-01-09T21:37:43-05:00January 26th, 2017|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Do you remember the first time you held your son or daughter? Becoming a parent is a great joy, but it’s also a great responsibility. You probably felt a weight of responsibility in that moment, not only to provide for your child, but also to guide him to make choices for himself. Guiding a young [...]

The Case Against Methadone, Suboxone and Other Medication-Assisted Treatments for Addiction

By |2019-09-11T16:58:02-04:00July 3rd, 2013|Heroin, The Path of Addiction Recovery|

I spend a lot of time talking to families determined to find help for a loved one who is addicted to drugs.  Inevitably the conversation includes the questions: “Aren’t there some medications that will make them stop?” “I’ve heard about Suboxone, is that the answer?” “Will Vivitrol cure my son’s addiction?” How wonderful it would [...]

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Stations of the Cross for Addiction Recovery

By |2019-09-11T17:38:56-04:00March 20th, 2013|Spiritual Reflections|

The Stations of the Cross is a prayer that facilitates union with God through the passion of Christ. Traditionally, it is a devotion practiced largely by Catholics, particularly on Fridays during the season of Lent. Over the years we’ve come to appreciate this devotion as being far more than a simple recitation of prayers. In [...]

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8 Keys to Overcoming Addiction: #8 is to be Proactive in Recovery

By |2019-09-11T17:00:01-04:00March 5th, 2013|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

Life in recovery can have many benefits and positive experiences. The key to staying in recovery is to discover the goodness and the fulfillment life has to offer when you are drug-free. People who are engaged in a proactive recovery from addiction: Do things to help them manage stress Work on building and sustaining healthy relationships, especially [...]

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8 Keys to Overcoming Addiction: #7 is Avoid Assuming you are Stronger than Everyone Else

By |2021-05-09T16:53:56-04:00February 18th, 2013|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

One of the principle causes of relapse is thinking that you don’t need help, or that you can manage recovery on your own. We hear lots of people say: I understand how to manage my recovery. I don’t need a counselor or a sponsor.” Relapse begins the moment a person in recovery thinks they can [...]

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