How Can Breath Work Contribute to Addiction Recovery?
What is Breath Work? Breath work has become increasingly popular as a tool for addiction recovery. This practice involves intentionally controlling one’s breath to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It can be a powerful way to manage stress and anxiety, which are often triggers for addictive behaviors. As we will show here, there are […]
Can Acupuncture Therapy Help You on Your Addiction Recovery Journey?
What is Acupuncture? For many people, acupuncture therapy may seem intimidating. Many people are afraid of needles and don’t like the idea of being poked with them. But acupuncture isn’t painful—it’s an alternative medical practice used to relieve pain and to heal the body. Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body using fine needles to […]
How Can I Learn Stress-Management and Keep Growing in Recovery?
What is Stress-Management? Stress in an inevitable part of life. Therefore, learning stress-management skills is essential to living a healthy life. If you’re in recovery from addiction or substance abuse, it’s important to build a stress-management strategy that can help you maintain sobriety and keep growing into a lifestyle of wholeness. Throughout our day-to-day lives, […]
How Useful is Sound Bowl Therapy for Preventing Relapse?
How Does Sound Bowl Therapy Fit into Addiction Recovery? Integrative therapies are an important aspect of sustainable addiction recovery. One such benefit of these therapies is learning skills that help you to live in the moment and practice mindfulness. While these terms may feel outside of the clinical mode of addiction therapy, they are not […]
How Can Outdoor Experiential Therapy Help Your Recovery Journey?
What is Outdoor Experiential Therapy? An outdoor experiential therapy (OET) program usually involves the use of engaging outdoor activities for therapeutic purposes. First and foremost, such activities engage the body and the mind to support a full healing process. Second, they have long-term sustainability in mind and are valuable throughout one’s recovery journey. Therapeutic outdoor […]
What is Yin Yoga and How Can it Help in Addiction Recovery?
What’s the Link Between Yoga and Addiction Recovery? Today, many people practice yoga for a variety of reasons. From exercise to devotional practice, yoga has become a phenomenon in American society—including Yin Yoga. Yoga draws its roots from India before the common era and is still very much alive today in Indian traditions. As a […]
How Does Yoga Help With Addiction Recovery? Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy
What is Trauma-Informed Care? The majority of individuals in addiction recovery have experienced some sort of trauma in their lives. In order to address the cycle of addiction, we must acknowledge the body and its systems, including the trauma that each person has experienced. Because of this, trauma-informed care in addiction treatment becomes a key […]
5 Reasons to Exercise While in Addiction Recovery
Why is Exercise Important? Exercise is important for much more than just the health of your body. Substance use and abuse changes your natural chemistry, especially over long periods of time. When abuse turns into addiction and becomes a dependency, it changes the neurotransmitters in your brain. These determine how you experience positive feelings like […]
An Alcohol-Free Halloween
Is a Sober Halloween Possible? Every season has its challenges for those in recovery. During the summer months, summer beach parties may be hard to manage. But now that summertime is over, the fall present challenges of its own. The autumn season can feel ruled by the presence of Halloween and its festivities, including the […]
How to Grieve, Heal, and Stay Sober
Grief, Addiction, and Early Recovery Grief and substance abuse are often linked. If left unresolved, the grief that a person experiences from loss can fuel their addiction whether it’s known to them or not. Being in the early stages of recovery makes a person especially vulnerable to the dangers of unresolved grief. In an article […]