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.

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

Recipe for Recovery: 12 Step Mix

“Serenity!” If you have ever attended a committee meeting within the anonymous fellowships you’ve heard it shouted (ironically) from the back of the room. Certainly, if you’ve attended any 12-Step meeting, then you’ve heard the prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I

The Medical Benefits of 12-Step Programs

More than eight decades after its beginning, the 12-Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous continues to dominate addiction treatment in the United States. But not everybody is happy about that. Scientific American summed it up in 2015: “Hospitals, outpatient clinics, and rehab centers use the 12 steps as the basis for treatment. But although few people

Be SMART With Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year fast approaching, you may be thinking of what resolutions 2017 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 trend.

How to Strength Train Your Trapezius

Continuing with the muscles of the upper back, the trapezius is the featured muscle of this week’s Muscle Monday! As a whole, the trapezius, or “traps”, begin on the occipital condyles or base of the skull all the way to the last vertebrae of your thoracic spine, and end on different parts of the scapulae.