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Benefits of Group Therapy

Here at A Mission for Michael, we involve group therapy as an integrated service in our multidisciplinary program in order to provide well-rounded, long-term support for individuals who are battling addiction. Here is a look at the many benefits that group therapy can...

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...

Planning a Successful Intervention

A drug or alcohol addiction often isn’t difficult to spot if you know what to look for. And this means that friends or family members of an addict may need to intervene before it becomes too late to address the addiction. If you have a loved one who you think might...

Understanding Self-Medicating

Self-medication is a dangerous behavior that affects not only the individual, but also society in general as those surrounding the individual seek to help him or her address deeply-seated issues head-on. Understanding what motivates people to self-medicate can help...

5 Ways to Journal in Addiction Recovery

Journaling for many is a method for coping with everyday stresses in a healthy manner, and for those recovering from addiction, journaling can actually improve mental health and keep temptations to use again at bay. The simple act of writing out thoughts helps the...