Tips for Recovery

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 [...]

Sober Activities for Families

By |2018-10-23T13:20:42+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Aftercare, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

A lasting recovery requires you to replace harmful habits with healthy alternatives. Family-friendly recreation lets you stay on track with your sobriety while making special memories with the people you care about the most. Although it's always a good idea to chat with your family to see what activities are of interest, here are some [...]

What to Expect During Your First Year of Recovery

By |2018-07-30T12:23:07+00:00January 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 [...]

Setting SMART Goals for the New Year

By |2018-10-23T13:31:00+00:00December 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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Avoid 5 Common Relapse Triggers

By |2018-10-23T16:29:54+00:00May 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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Sober Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

By |2018-10-23T16:43:20+00:00February 8th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holiday|

Valentine's Day is all about showing your love and appreciation for your significant other, but date night can feel awkward when you're newly sober. Instead of worrying about how you'll avoid the drinks at your favorite restaurant or club, why not plan an alternative Valentine's Day date? Create a Custom Scavenger Hunt A scavenger hunt [...]

Healing Addiction to Alcohol & Drugs

By |2018-10-23T19:32:52+00:00May 23rd, 2013|Personal Growth|

A friend recently spent a few days in the hospital for knee surgery.  The doctor’s advice at the time of discharge was simple and encouraging: “Rest, take it easy for a few weeks and before you know it life will be back to normal.”  If only healing from addiction to alcohol & drugs could follow [...]

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