How to Support a Loved One Through Treatment

One of the questions that people frequently ask us is how they can best support their loved one who is participating in our program. Many people don’t know how to support their loved ones during their journey to recovery aside from having them participate in our program. And while that is definitely a great thing […]

The Importance of Gratitude in Addiction Recovery

The Mindset of Addiction It’s common for those who struggle with addiction to get stuck within the mindset of “me against the world”. It can feel like no one is on your side, often times not even yourself. This selfish line of thinking can cause any sort of recovery to diminish over time. Fighting addiction […]

Don’t Wait Until Rock Bottom

You hear the term “rock bottom” fairly often in the world of addiction recovery, as many individuals put off seeking treatment until there is truly no other option. Rock bottom looks different for everyone. For someone who is addicted to alcohol, it might mean getting a DUI or incurring a serious injuring while driving under […]

Polysubstance Abuse: What You Need to Know

We often think of addiction in singular terms, with someone being purely an “alcoholic,” “cocaine addict,” or “heroin addict,” but the truth is that addiction often is not so cut-and-dry. In fact, addiction can and often does center around more than one substance. The term “polysubstance abuse,” also known as “polydrug” or “multidrug” abuse, can […]

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.  

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 understand them, read on to learn a little bit […]

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 connect with yourself and with the universe.  There are many health […]

How Yoga Can Strengthen Your Recovery

Yoga is a gentle, yet powerful form of physical exercise that incorporates ancient spiritual principles. It remains one of the oldest spiritual disciplines that humans have ever practiced, and when you consider the many benefits that yoga can offer, it’s easy to see why. Here is a look at the many benefits that yoga can […]

Learning to Let Go of Your Past

In a well-known Disney movie, The Lion King, Rafiki hits Simba in the head with his stick.  Simba exclaims “What was that for?”  To which Rafiki replies “It doesn’t matter, it’s in the past.” Simba muses “Yeah, but it still hurts.”  Rafiki wisely states “Oh yes, the past can hurt.  But the way I see […]

Spring Detox

Springtime brings new beginnings and fresh life.  Many people use the warm weather and sense of renewed life as a reason to begin cleaning their homes and their lives.  Use the renewing power of spring to make a change in your life.  The spring weather may be just what you need to cleanse yourself from […]