Recovery can be difficult, no matter what stage you are in. Those new to recovery and those who have been clean and sober for years are all feeling the struggle of recovery in quarantine. However, with the right relapse prevention plan and alumni program, it can be done. Here are some tips on how to
When you begin with addiction treatment programs, you often hear about learning life skills. These skills are introduced through addiction therapies and treatment programs and are meant to benefit you once you leave treatment. But what are life skills for recovery, and how do you implement them once you return home? What Are Life Skills?
Today, stress is all around us. From pressure at work, to caring for a family, and everything that falls in between, all of us experience stressful situations from time to time. But while some of us can experience the stress and move on, others experience stress differently and reach for harmful substances to help them
Many addiction rehab centers offer holistic treatment as supplemental therapy. Holistic treatment focuses on the whole person. Its purpose is to balance the body, mind, spirit, and emotions to achieve the healthiest state. When choosing a drug and alcohol rehab, look for one that promotes holistic treatment. Why settle for giving 100 percent toward recovery
How do you know what to look for when deciding where to go for alcohol rehab? There are 5 characteristics that we can use as parameters for choosing the best alcohol rehab facility. Usually, by the time we realize that we need treatment, we have lost money, relationships, jobs and have physical problems. We suffer
Perhaps you went through a medically monitored drug detox followed by a medically monitored substance abuse treatment program. Maybe you have managed to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and have quit using alcohol and drugs on your own. No matter how you do it, putting down alcohol and drugs is the easiest part of
The American Psychological Association conducted a study in 2007 that found 77% of Americans experience physical stress and 73% experience psychological symptoms of stress. Most people do not manage their stress effectively. For example, some individuals use substances to self-medicate unwanted symptoms produced by stress. Most are unaware of the psychological and physical warning signs
Millions of children are subjected to various forms of trauma every year. Unfortunately, some of these individuals may be at a higher risk for the development of addiction in adulthood. Understanding the powerful connection between childhood trauma and addiction is vital in finding help for yourself or a loved one through a trauma therapy program.
If you are struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders, you have options for treatment. While many facilities tend to offer the same types of treatments, some choose different approaches than others. For those who have experienced trauma in the past, it’s important to seek out a facility that provides trauma-informed care. But what
Those struggling with addiction know all too well that we want what we want, when we want it. Instant gratification defined our drug addiction, and we now apply the same concept to our recovery. We expect the process of changing people, places, and things that we associate with substance abuse to be quick, but it