The way we view life can set the tone for how our life goes. We can either look at life with pessimism and negativity or we can look at life with optimism and gratefulness. Life is full of ups and downs. Learning to take life in stride, appreciating what you have, where you are, and… Continue Reading Why is Gratitude Important in Recovery?
Drugs and alcohol damage your body. When you are amid an addiction, you are not necessarily concerned about cooking your next meal or looking at proper nutrition – your focus is on getting your next fix. While you aren’t paying attention, this lack of nutrition can damage your body. The good news is that there are… Continue Reading Importance of Nutritional Health in Recovery
So, when you leave treatment and find yourself back in the world wide open, what do you do? You have made such progress and positive changes. You have even thought about what path you would like to take in life. Except, now that you are ready to head there, you have no idea how.
Facing our past is almost never easy. After all, you moved on to the present for a reason, right? Sometimes, though, we find ourselves consumed by our addiction for more reasons than just our own bad choices. And, sometimes it comes from something – such as complex trauma – that has affected us long before… Continue Reading Overcoming Addiction for Individuals With Complex Trauma
After successful completion of in-patient treatment program, many recovering addicts will often find a new set of challenges in the months and years after. Addiction recovery is a continuous process. And while relapse rates are not uncommon for recovering abusers, there are many steps that individuals can take to make the most out of the… Continue Reading Addiction Recovery: Making the Most of Therapy
Alcohol and drug addiction is a chronic illness, which affects brain functioning. Because of these changes, addiction can rule over a person due to developments in compulsive and unsafe behaviors and health damage. Because of this, a primary treatment program is needed to address addiction. After primary treatment, recovery can have lasting results like sobriety… Continue Reading Working on Physical Health in Recovery From Addiction
The right support systems are crucial for an individual’s successful recovery. The people that make up a support system can be family or friends, but they can also come from other outlets. An online support group, a trusted therapist, spirituality, a new wellness activity, a pet, or even a beloved book can all serve as… Continue Reading Finding the Right Support System in Addiction Recovery
Books can play a significant role in a person’s life – whether they’re addicted to drugs and alcohol or not. Books often have a wealth of information – especially self-help books – that can help a person with a problem they may be facing. Even novels and other fiction books can be enlightening and inspiring.