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 offer as part of a well-rounded addiction recovery treatment program.

The Importance of Dual Diagnosis in Addiction Recovery

You’ve probably heard the phrase “dual diagnosis” in the world of addiction recovery, and you may have noticed that we at A Mission for Michael are different in that we put dual diagnosis at the very center of how we approach treatment for addiction. We offer treatment for co-occurring disorders because we believe that substance […]

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 […]

Nutrition to Fuel Your Recovery

Proper nutrition during addiction recovery is essential for giving your body the nutrients it needs as it continues to heal, and for increasing your overall sense of wellbeing. So much of recovery is about creating a wholesome, fulfilling lifestyle that replaces addiction, not to mention that it’s vital to replenish your body with the nutrients […]

Meditation for Life and Recovery

Science has shown that meditation has tremendous benefits for both the mind and body. It has been found that, while meditating, one experiences a profound rest—much more than one can get during eight hours of sleep at night. The purpose and value of rest is that it relieves stress that has been picked up and […]

Share Your Story: 5 Reasons to Be Public about Your Recovery

If kicking drug or alcohol addiction is a New Year’s resolution for 2016 (or, at least, a past resolution you plan on continuing in 2016), then you may be wondering how you might strengthen your recovery. Here’s an idea: as part of your resolution to become sober, you might consider sharing your story with others. […]

Your Resolution to Exercise Could Help with Addiction

More exercise is among one of the most common New Year’s resolutions made, and while for many it’s a matter of losing weight, it could actually help those facing addiction overcome their addictions, as well—all according to a new study at Johns Hopkins University.

A Guide to Setting Goals in Recovery

Setting goals is highly important to helping your progress in your recovery, but in order for goal setting to work in your favor, you’ll need to know how to effectively set goals in the first place. Here are some tips to setting the right kinds of goals in your recovery from addiction.

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 recovering addict track harmful thought patterns, release stress, and monitor progress, […]