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 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 […]
The First Year of Recovery: 4 Ways to Stay on the Path
What is “Early Recovery?” There are many things that contribute to a successful first year of sobriety. This first year is often referred to as “early recovery.” General “recovery” usually refers to as the entirety of someone’s life in which sobriety is one of the central focuses. Early recovery has its own designation because it’s a […]
How to Rebuild Your Immune System During Addiction Recovery
Many people recovering from addiction are unaware of their immune health. It can be a tough topic to address, especially when there are so many other things to work on. But your immune recovery is an essential part of your new life. Substance abuse over an extended period of time has harmful effects on a […]
What’s the Best Way to Set and Meet Goals in Addiction Recovery?
Knowing how to set goals is a valuable skill in all areas of life. But it is especially important when you are recovering from substance abuse or addiction. The process of setting realistic and achievable goals will give you milestones to look forward to on your recovery journey. These milestones make an open-ended and sometimes […]
Getting Outdoors in the Spring Season: How Can it Help the Recovery Process?
Spring is a time of renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings. With the changing weather, outdoor and leisure activities are more appealing than ever. But activities associated with leisure are often a sticky topic for those recovering from substance abuse and those newly committed to sobriety. For these folks—and maybe you’re one of them—leisurely activities might […]
How to Overcome Your Fears in Addiction Recovery
Recovery from addiction or substance abuse is not an easy journey to embark on. For many people, some type of fear often keeps them from even starting the process. For others, different fears may arise during recovery that make you want to quit your treatment program and just give up. If either of these sound […]
Reentering the Workplace After Addiction: How to Rebuild Your Life
The Challenges of Finding Employment After Addiction Despite the great progress society has made, there is unfortunately still a stigma against addiction and individuals who have struggled with substance abuse. Some potential employers won’t even consider hiring someone in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. As a result, it can be challenging to navigate the […]
Supporting A Loved One in Recovery: 3 Tips for the Holidays
Why Are the Holidays Difficult For Those in Recovery? For many people, the holidays are a time of the year that are filled with joy, smiles, and family bonding. For others—including those in recovery from substance abuse and addiction— the experience can be quite difficult. A season filled with parties and gatherings where alcohol and […]