Understanding the 12 Steps Part 2

Last week we discussed the first six of the AA’s 12 steps (in case you missed it, check out the blog post here).  This week, we will be discussing the final six steps.  Read on to learn more.   7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. Once you...

Understanding the 12 Steps Part 1

If you are a recovering addict, there is no doubt that you have heard of the twelve step process.  It is used by Alcoholics Anonymous, many treatment centers, as well as most private support groups.  If you are curious about the twelve steps, but don’t fully...

Mental Illness and Drug Use

It is common for mental illness and drug use to go hand in hand.  While mental illness does not cause drug use, (nor drug use cause mental illness) it does put individuals at a higher risk for using.  Read on to learn more about the link between mental illnesses and...

Meet Bailey Our Therapy Dog

“I heard someone define heaven once, as a place where when you get there, all the dogs you ever loved run to greet you.” -Susan Silverman, character in the Robert B. Parker novel POTSHOT Bailey is a welcome addition to the AMFM Treatment Team. From her earliest...

How to Meditate to Aid Your Recovery

Addiction recovery can feel like a roller coaster, especially at the beginning.  Your body can feel fuzzy now that you are no longer using drugs, and cravings can be intense.  Meditation can help you navigate the treacherous waters of addiction recovery, and help you...