Addiction Recovery

June 12, 2017
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What Prevents A Relapse?

Relapse prevention is many things from therapy to lifestyle changes. Ultimately, relapse prevention is being empowered in recovery to make healthy decisions which promote sobriety.   Knowing Your Triggers We will never live in a […]
June 6, 2017
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When You Have Recovery, You Have Everything

Addiction takes away everything. Even in those who believe themselves to be “high functioning”, meaning their lives haven’t fallen apart in the stereotyped way addiction is believed to have an effect, feel everything slipping away. […]
May 11, 2017

Want To Be A Leader? Take Good Care Of Your Health

Recovery is an opportunity to take hold in your own life and become a leader in your own right. Leadership isn’t cut from cloth, but earned through specific practices and lifestyle changes. In fact, it’s […]
May 5, 2017

Three Myths About Opioid Addiction That Just Aren’t True

Myths are created about what addiction is or isn’t because addiction is hard to understand. More importantly, addiction is scary and uncomfortable for many people. Rather than take the time to really understand how it […]
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 […]
March 20, 2017

Diagnosing And Treating Trauma Is Critical For Addiction Recovery

Almost every addict seeking recovery who walks through the door of a treatment center has trauma in their backgrounds. Trauma is simply defined as any “deeply distressing or disturbing experience.” Trauma isn’t given an objective […]
November 3, 2016
8 Reasons You’re Having Difficulty In The Bedroom In Early Recovery

8 Reasons You’re Having Difficulty In The Bedroom In Early Recovery

  Stress. Stress, while it is many things, is a sensation produced by hormones. Hormones are necessary for sexual functioning. Estrogen and testosterone help us to perform sexually. When we are under stress, hormones like […]
October 17, 2016
Two Ways You’re Wasting Time In Treatment

Two Ways You’re Wasting Time In Treatment

You Procrastinate Every Assignment You’re Given Your therapist gives you an assignment, your group therapist gives you an assignment, your physical activity leader gives you an assignment…for being in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction […]
September 23, 2016
Work as an Addiction Leads to Other Mental Illness

Work Addiction Leads to Other Mental Illness

  A recent report revealed that people suffering from an addiction to work have a higher risk of other mental illnesses. Defining workaholism or work addiction as a diagnosable disease is a topic of wide […]