Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction

woman watching beach sunset after recovery from drug and alcohol addiction

Recovering from addiction is not an easy feat. Many who have been able to achieve long term sobriety relapsed once or more before they were able to put together quality, long-term sobriety. If you are battling addiction and having a tough time it is important to keep trying and not give up.

Relapse in Drug and Alcohol Addiction

woman with head down on table and glass of wine and pills dealing with relapse in drug and alcohol addiction

When looking for an addiction treatment center it is important to find one that has a comprehensive relapse prevention program. Relapse prevention program help to identify triggers as well as what to do in the event that a relapse occurs.

Supporting a Loved One Returning From Addiction Treatment

sister hugging a Loved One Returning From Addiction Treatment

A loved one returning from addiction treatment faces a whole new set of challenges. Although it may seem they are done with treatment and maybe ‘fixed’, leaving treatment is just the first leg in an even more difficult journey to recovery. As a friend, family member, or partner, it can be difficult to navigate this

Teaching Balance in Addiction Treatment

Getting sober from drugs and alcohol is difficult. It is essential to find balance when recovering from addiction. Quality addiction treatment will teach its clients how to achieve balance in there recovery through various treatment methodologies.

Experiential Therapy Activities

friends participating in Experiential Therapy Activities

One of the beautiful parts of addiction therapy programs is that there isn’t just one that works. There are dozens of addiction therapy options, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Some possibilities have you working with a therapist one on one, talking out problems. Others have you in a group. Still more require

Recognizing and Handling a Relapse

woman trying her best at handling a relapse

The trip through sobriety is a journey that has many peaks and valleys. Unfortunately, sometimes the low points in the valleys can mean relapse. The common assumption is that the moment someone takes their drug of choice again or takes a sip of alcohol is the time when relapse occurs. But, relapse occurs long before

What is a Recovery Community?

Many people have the misconception that once you or your loved one completes treatment, they go back to the regular lives they were living prior to getting clean and sober. While part of that may be true, apart from returning to your job or your hometown (if it won’t compromise your sobriety), a big part

Be SMART With Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year fast approaching, you may be thinking of what resolutions 2019 will bring. Self-growth is very important and highly recommended, but over half of people with a New Year’s resolution will give up in less than six months’ time (Szalavitz, 2012). In the wellness field, we are all too familiar with this

Aftercare Planning: Should I stay or Should I Go?

Aftercare Planning: Should I stay or Should I Go? With residential treatment centers like Serenity House Detox and Kemah Palms Recovery in the Greater Houston Area, choosing a facility close to home is becoming more and more appealing. With their all-encompassing approach and extensive discharge planning, these facilities make it a point to offer comprehensive,

The Importance of Continued Family Support After Rehab

Once patients are discharged from residential rehab, they enter what The Recovery Book calls the “yellow zone.” The person in recovery “is restoring and rebuilding relationships” and is  “restoring his spiritual life.” Family support continues to be crucial in this period of early recovery. After family members participate in Lakeview’s three-day family therapy workshop, they