Recovery & Life After Treatment

The latest news and information on drug and alcohol addiction recovery and life after treatment.

April 21, 2017

6 Things To Stop Telling Yourself About Addiction And Alcoholism

Much of recovery is about changing your perspective and keeping your outlook on the right track. Usually, it’s a false perspective that prevents people from getting sober, or convinces them they don’t need to be […]
April 20, 2017

4 Ways To Support Your Recovery Anywhere You Go

  Once you get sober, you can’t avoid temptation. Alcohol is everywhere and you can find drugs almost anywhere you go. Recovery is supposed to be liberation from imprisonment caused by drugs and alcohol. It […]
April 19, 2017

Peer To Peer Recovery Works

You’re in the emergency room for another overdose. The looks on the doctor’s and nurses faces aren’t unfamiliar, you’ve seen them so many times before. Disappointment, judgment, compassion, sympathy, and a genuine concern for your […]
April 18, 2017

TBH, It’s NBD You Take Meds For Mental Health

Medication isn’t a big deal. We live in a world where people get their dogs prozac prescriptions when their little yappy stops yapping. Mental illness can be passing, or it can stick around a life […]
April 17, 2017

Everyone Rides The Struggle Bus Now And Then

  Recovery isn’t a promise of perfection, but progress. Sometimes, you progress more slowly than others. In the height of a struggle it can be hard to tell if the wheels are moving forward. These […]
April 14, 2017

It’s True- Saying Nice Things To Yourself In The Mirror Works

Positive affirmations are a common prescription in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, along with co-occurring mental health disorders. A long standing therapeutic tool, a positive affirmation is a statement or mantra that someone wants […]
April 13, 2017

What Is The “Inner Critic”

You aren’t born with a sense of self-loathing. Self-hatred and negative self talk is something which you learn over time through subtle cues, imitating others’ behaviors, and blatant, direct conversations. When you are young, you […]
April 12, 2017

You Still Need To Work On Your Emotional Recovery If…

Emotional recovery is a part of recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Being emotionally recovered is essential to staying clean and sober. You’re A Stress-ball: Everyone experiences stress and everyone handles stress a different way. […]
April 11, 2017

Grieving Your Addiction

Addiction treatment and therapeutic recovery involve a lot of grief work. Grief is often repressed in many people due to significant losses in their lives. Unable to cope with the pain and many emotional stages […]