Recovery

Holidays are Stressful for Everyone and Especially for Those in Recovery Plan…for Success with Strategies to Safeguard Against Relapse

Holidays are “The season to be jolly.” The reality is that an overwhelming number of people don’t feel jolly during the holidays. Why do so many people feel empty and stressed out when the holiday season is supposed to be filled with family, festivities, and fun?  It turns out that the biggest source of holiday …

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Achieving Health and Wellness through your Recovery from Substance Use Disorder

People with substance use disorders in recovery need support to successfully manage their conditions and achieve wellness in their lives. Wellness is often taken for granted. It is important to create wellness habits as tools to be used to successfully obtain and maintain sobriety. Recovery is where people improve their health and wellness, become self-directed, …

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Can Travel be the Ultimate Test of Your Sobriety? Tips for Sober Travel

  Whether for pleasure or business, traveling can be challenging for those working hard to stay sober. Traveling can feel like the ultimate test of your sobriety.  With a little planning and foresight, you can minimize the risk and enjoy travel keeping these tips in mind: Become familiar with your destination When researching a vacation …

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Finding True Happiness Inside of Substance Abuse Recovery

“Happiness is an inside job”- Abraham Hicks Substance abuse often starts as self-medication against internal struggles. At some point, we may extend this concept into other parts of our lives—just as we may have relied on the comfort provided by drugs, we may also rely on the comfort provided by people or things. Depending on …

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Find Your Purpose in Life and Recover from Substance Abuse

Having a purpose provides a positive focus to fill the void that substance abuse recovery uncovers. But why is it so hard to identify your life’s purpose? When we were young, we weren’t taught to reflect on our purpose in life.  Discovering your life’s purpose takes real self-examination and awareness. You know you are getting …

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What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Trauma-Informed Care can be implemented in any type of service setting and is distinct from trauma-specific treatments that specifically address the consequences of trauma. The key concepts of a Trauma-Informed Care approach: Realizes the overall impact of trauma and how it influences the path to recovery Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, …

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What Do An Astronaut, Actor, Senator, Game Show Host, And Cy Young Award Winning Baseball Player Have In Common?

In 1799, in Native America, The Handsome Lake Movement was formed as a support program for people struggling with Substance Use Disorder. In the 1950’s the American Medical Association (AMA) assigned a list of symptomology to Substance Use Disorder. In 1976, in an effort to dispel the myths people held about only poor or unsuccessful people being impacted by addiction, …

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Is Drug Addiction Treatment Very Hard?

Overcoming a drug addiction requires extensive treatment. Trying to quit using drugs cold turkey is dangerous and often unsuccessful, which is why rehab is vital. Find out what it takes to make drug addiction treatment effective and successful for individuals ready for recovery. Whole-Person Approach Addiction is a complicated and complex disease. There is no …

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