The ability to know what you’re feeling and when is called emotional awareness. Not everyone has this ability and it takes some time to build. However, it’s vital that those who are in recovery from addiction develop some emotional awareness in order to heal. Dealing With Emotions One of the most common reasons for turning… Continue Reading Why It’s Important to Know What You’re Feeling
One of the main reasons why people end up using drugs and alcohol on a regular basis is because it helps them cope with emotional, psychological, or physical pain. When the pain feels too overwhelming, a person can begin to feel anxious, tense, and stressed. And this, in turn, can drive a person to drink… Continue Reading A Practice of Deep Breathing Will Strengthen Your Sobriety
The phrase relaxation training might sound odd, but it’s meant to get a point across. Often, we don’t take relaxation seriously. You might think of relaxation as something you do at the end of the day, perhaps after all else is done. Or it’s something to do on the weekends, but not on each day… Continue Reading Participate in Relaxation Training and Overcome Cravings
Although it sounds simple and perhaps obvious, a person in recovery needs to take responsibility for their well being. There might be doctors, therapists, and support groups readily available, but if you’re not asking for what you need, you might miss out on the benefits of healing from addiction. Recovery from addiction isn’t complicated, but… Continue Reading Take Responsibility for Your Recovery from Addiction
Addiction is an illness that affects one’s physical and psychological well being. So, you might think that someone in recovery might need a doctor to address their health concerns and a psychologist to address their psychological concerns. This is indeed true. However, one significant symptom of addiction is compulsory behavior. In other words, a person… Continue Reading Why Behavioral Therapy is a Often a Part of Addiction Treatment
One of the most common triggers of substance use is stress. Many people may not associate stress with their drinking or drug use right away. Instead, they might notice how they felt good when they were high. They might notice that it gave them a break from their usual thoughts and feelings. They might notice… Continue Reading The Relationship Between Stress and Substance Use
While many of us don’t think twice about exercising and taking care of our physical health, we regularly neglect our mental health. To be healthy and live an active, well-balanced life, we need to care for our mental health as much as we do our physical health. Because 1 in 5 adults in the United… Continue Reading May Is Mental Health Awareness Month
Did you know that approximately half the people who enter addiction treatment use a toxic substance within a year? That’s a staggering statistic, but unfortunately, substance abuse is often incredibly hard to overcome. It’s human nature to seek pleasure, but when that pleasure interferes with your ability to provide a safe and productive life for… Continue Reading Can Mindfulness Meditation Work for Addiction?
If you’re living with drug or alcohol dependence, you may be contemplating a supervised treatment program. However, you may ask, “Will I need extended rehab care?” The answer depends on a variety of factors. But there are a few initial indications that you may require extended treatment. Though extended rehab and counseling may not sound… Continue Reading Will I Need Extended Rehab Care?
As you set out on your journey of sobriety, you will find that individual care is very important. Benefiting from individualized care in recovery is not meant to exclude or reduce the importance of group therapies. Instead, individual care works together with group therapies to zero in on a patient’s different needs. Every Recovery Journey is… Continue Reading Benefiting From Individualized Care In Recovery